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High Holidays 2018/5779

All services and meals are free for St. Louis area students! 

Community members, families, & other guests - all are welcome! We ask for a suggested donation of $54 per service to help defray WashU Hillel's high holiday costs. Please find meal cost information in the RSVP links below.

Jewish Rock Musician Rick Recht will be leading Reform Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre services on campus!

Learn more info below.

 


 

Home Hospitality

Get paired with a local family for meals throughout the holidays in their home. Sign ups are now closed!

Rosh Hashanah In-A-Bag

Celebrate the Jewish New Year your own way! Hillel will provide you with apples, honey, and a Rosh Hashanah resource guide to share with 10 friends, for FREE! Sign-ups are now closed! 

Meals

Join us for meals throughout Rosh Hashanah and for pre-fast and break fast meals for Yom Kippur. RSVPs are requested, but not required - walk-ins are welcome! For students wanting to attend meals, please RSVP here. If you are a community member wanting to attend meals, please RSVP here. Menus will be posted soon. Though an RSVP is not required to attend, if you have any dietary restrictions (i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, etc), please RSVP so that we can accommodate! 


ROSH HASHANAH

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 9th

Candle lighting: 7:00pm

Evening Services:
Reform 6:15pm Umrath Lounge next to the DUC featuring Jewish Rock Musician Rick Recht! 
Conservative  6:30pm Women's Building Formal Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Mincha 7:00pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
7:45pm at WashU Hillel
This event is sponsored by Hillel Leadership Council and WashU Student Union.

First Day of Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 10th

Morning Services:
Reform/Renewal/Reconstructionist We will be providing free Lyft rides for students interested in attending any local Reform, Renewal, or Reconstructionist service. Sign-ups are now closed!
Conservative 9:30am - 12:30pm Women's Building Formal Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Shacharit 8:30am

Rosh Hashanah Lunch:
1:00 - 2:30pm at WashU Hillel

Evening Services:
Conservative 6:00-6:30pm Women's Building Formal Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Mincha/Maariv 7:00pm

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 11th

Morning Services
Reform/Renewal/Reconstructionist We will be providing free Lyft rides for students interested in attending any local Reform, Renewal, or Reconstructionist service. Sign ups are now closed!
Conservative 9:30am - 12:30pm Women's Building Formal Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Shacharit 8:30am

Rosh Hashanah Lunch:
1:00 - 2:30pm at WashU Hillel

Evening Services:
Orthodox At Bais Abraham Congregation, Mincha/Maariv 7:00pm


YOM KIPPUR

Erev Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 18th

Candle lighting/Fast begins: 6:47pm

Erev Yom Kippur Dinner:
5:15 - 6:15pm College Hall on the South 40

Evening Kol Nidre Services:
 At 6:45pm Reform & Conservative services will begin in Graham Chapel with Kol Nidrei, then Reform services will continue in Graham Chapel with Jewish Rock Musician Rick Recht, and Conservative services will move to Women's Building Formal Lounge.
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, 7:00pm

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19th

Morning Services:
Reform/Reconstructionist/Renewal We will be providing free Lyft rides for students interested in attending any area local Reform, Reconstructionist, or Renewal service. Sign-ups are now closed!
Conservative 9:30am - approximately 1:30pm Women's Building Formal Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Shacharit 9am

Concluding Services:
(Fast ends at 7:42pm)
Conservative 5:45pm Women's Building Formal Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Mincha 5pm, Neilah 6:30pm

Hillel Leadership Council Break Fast:
7:42pm College Hall
Students are invited to break the fast over bagels, lox, and other delicious food at Hillel Leadership Council’s annual Break Fast! Gluten free and dairy free options will be available. Buffet line will open at 7:42pm sharp.
This event is sponsored by Hillel Leadership Council and WashU Student Union


TEN DAYS OF AWE

Ten Days of Awe Dinner and Discussion
Thursday, September 13, 6:30-8pm in Bear's Den
The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for introspection, both for the purpose of repentance and forward planning. Come dine with Hillel friends and learn with Leah Staffin about the purpose and practice of reflection during the Days of Awe. 

Turning Towards Justice
Wednesday, September 12 11am-1pm in CDI Interfaith Prayer Room and Monday, September 17th 4-6pm in BD Private Dining
We are often told to turn away from sin before Yom Kippur, but what do we turn towards instead. Explore this topic with Social Justice Fellow Margaret Butler.


SUKKOT

Sukkah Building & Decorating
Sunday, September 23rd
11:00am-2:00pm at Hillel

Let's build our house together! Lend a hand to construct our Hillel Sukkah at 11:00am. Snacks will be provided. Stick around until 12:30pm for lunch, and decorate with your friend and leave a mark on the Sukkah with paintings, fruit hangings, and other decorations until 2:00pm. If you can't make it for the whole event, drop in when you can!

Erev Sukkot Dinner
Sunday, September 23, 7:00pm at Hillel
Celebrate the beginning of Sukkot with a festive meal in the beautiful Hillel Sukkah! 

Sukkot
Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 30
Make sure to enjoy a meal in either of Hillel's Sukkot during the holiday, one on the Hillel patio or the other on the South 40 between Eliot and Bear's Den. There will be a lulav and etrog available to shake during the days at Hillel.

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner
Friday, September 28th, Services at 5:45pm dinner at 7:00pm
Relax and catch up with friends in our beautiful Sukkah over Shabbat dinner.