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High Holidays 2020/5781

The Jewish High Holy Day season is approaching! 

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Friday night, September 18 at sundown and continues through Sunday, September 20. People either celebrate one or two days of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins Sunday, September 27 at sundown and continues through Monday, September 28 at sundown. 

Typically, Jewish Life offers a variety of ways for students to celebrate the holidays, including community meals, services, and tashlich on campus. Plans are still being finalized for 2020/5781, but you can email the Jewish Chaplain for the most current information. We will make sure that accommodations are made so students can safely and meaninfully celebrate the holidays 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. Please contact Josh Jeffreys, Jewish Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, if you have any questions.