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High Holidays 2019

The Jewish High Holy Day season is approaching! 

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday night, September 29 at sundown and continues through Tuesday, October 1. People either celebrate one or two days of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins Tuesday, October 8 at sundown and continues through Wednesday, October 9 at sundown. 

A dinner will be served for University of Richmond Jewish Life off campus beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre. Transportation from campus will be provided to both dinner and services. Students riding the Jewish Life shuttle should plan to leave campus by 5:00 p.m., although the specifics will be determined depending on numbers of students registered to attend. 

Also, note that there will be a community Yom Kippur Break Fast on campus at 7:00 on Wednesday, October 9 in the International Center Commons.

If you are interested in attending dinner or services in the community, please fill out the form below. We will make sure that accommodations are made so students can celebrate the holiday to the fullest extent in the denominational tradition in which they feel most comfortable. If you have any concerns about taking time off from classes, see the Class Attendance and University Holidays policy for details.

The Jewish Virtual Library has more information on these days, considered the most sacred on the Jewish calendar. And please contact Josh Jeffreys if you have any questions.

High Holy Day Interest Form
University Affiliation:
Phone Number:
University Email Address:

Preferred Service Type (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, etc.):

Services I would like to attend
(check all that apply):
Erev Rosh Hashanah (Sun., Sept. 29)
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 (Mon., Sept. 30)
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 (Tues., Oct. 1)
Kol Nidre (Tues., Oct. 8)
Yom Kippur Day (Wed., Oct. 9)