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High Holidays 2018

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday night, September 9 at sundown and continues through Tuesday, September 11. People either celebrate one or two days of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins Tuesday, September 18 at sundown and continues through Wednesday, September 19 at sundown. 

For those interested in attending services in the community, a registration form will be made available in early August. 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. Plan to leave campus by 5:00pm on the nights before services, although the specifics will be determined depending on numbers of students and denominations. If you have any concerns about taking time off from classes, see the Class Attendance and University Holidays policy for details.

Also, note that there will be a community Yom Kippur Break Fast on campus at 6:30 on Wednesday, September 19 in the International Center Commons.

The Jewish Virtual Library has more information on these days, considered the most sacred on the Jewish calendar. Please contact Josh Jeffreys, Jewish Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, if you have any questions.