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High Holidays 2021/5782

The Jewish High Holy Day season is approaching! 

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Monday night, September 6 at sundown and continues through Wednesday, September 8. People either celebrate one or two days of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins Wednesday, September 15 at sundown and continues through Thursday, September 16 at sundown. 

Sukkot, the joyful fall harvest holiday, begins Monday, September 20 at sunset and continues through Monday, September 27 at Sundown. The holiday concludes with Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, whose dates vary based on custom.

There are a variety of offerings for students to celebrate the holidays, including community meals, services, tashlich, and a Sukkah on campus. While service plans are still being finalized for 2021/5782, students can register here for our on campus meals and to receive updates on our plans as they develop.

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.