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High Holidays 2017/5778

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

Home Hospitality

Get paired with a local family for meals throughout the holidays in their home. Sign up for Rosh Hashanah meals here by Friday 9/15 at noon. 

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 up here by Sunday 9/17 at noon.

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! Please RSVP for all meals 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
Wednesday, September 20

Candle lighting: 6:43pm

Evening Services:
Reform 6:30pm in Women’s Building Formal Lounge
Conservative  6:15pm at WashU Hillel
Orthodox 6:40pm at Bais Abraham Congregation

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
7:30pm at WashU Hillel
This event is sponsored by Hillel Leadership Council and WashU Student Union.

First Day of Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21

Morning Services:
Reform Shuttles from Hillel building at 9:00am and 10:00am to Central Reform Congregation’s service at the JCC (Please note that those leaving on the 9:00am shuttle will get to services on time to a reserved student section, and those on the 10:00am shuttle will be arriving after services have begun.) Shuttles will return at 1:00PM for shabbat lunch.
Alternative Starting at 10:00am - Alternative High Holiday Programming in Women’s Building Formal Lounge
Conservative 9:30am - 12:30pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall
Orthodox 8:30am at Bais Abraham Congregation

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

Tashlich Walk with Leah:
2:30pm- 4:00pm at Forest Park

Evening Services:
Conservative 6:00pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall
Orthodox 6:30pm at Bais Abraham Congregation

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 22

Morning Services
Conservative 9:30am - 12:30pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall
Orthodox 8:30am at Bais Abraham Congregation

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

Evening Services:
Orthodox 6:30pm at Bais Abraham Congregation


YOM KIPPUR

Erev Yom Kippur
Friday, September 29

Candle lighting/Fast begins: 6:28pm

Erev Yom Kippur Dinner:
5:00 - 6:00pm at College Hall, Washington University in St. Louis South 40

Evening Services:
Reform 6:30pm in Women’s Building Formal Lounge
Conservative 6:30pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall
Orthodox 6:29pm at Bais Abraham Congregation

Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30

Morning Services:
Reform Shuttles at 9:00am and 10:00am to Central Reform Congregation’s service.

Alternative Starting at 10:00am in Women’s Building Formal Lounge
Conservative 9:30am - approximately 1:30pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall
Orthodox 9:00am Shacharit, 11:30am Yizkor at Bais Abraham Congregation

Concluding Services:
(Fast ends at 7:24 pm)
Conservative 5:45pm in Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall
Orthodox 4:45pm Mincha, 6:15pm Neilah, 7:24pm Shofar sounds at Bais Abraham Congregation

Hillel Leadership Council Break Fast:
7:24pm in Umrath Lounge (next to the DUC)
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 7:24pm sharp.
This event is sponsored by Hillel Leadership Council and WashU Student Union


SUKKOT

Sukkah Building at Hillel
Sunday, October 1, 10:30am at Hillel
Miss building a Sukkah with your family? Never built one before? Join us as we prepare for the holiday of Sukkot by building the WashU Hillel community Sukkah. Coffee, bagels, cream cheese and lox will be served!

Sukkah Decorating & Pizza Party
Monday, October 2, 6:00 - 8:00pm at Hillel
Join Hillel, Hillel Leadership Council (HLC), and First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) to make decorations for the Hillel Sukkah and celebrate over a pizza party!

Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 11
Students are invited to bring food and enjoy all meals in the Hillel Sukkah throughout the holiday.

Erev Sukkot Dinner
Wednesday, October 4, 7:00pm at Hillel
Celebrate the start of Sukkot with a delicious meal under the stars in the Hillel Sukkah.

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner
Friday, October 6, Services at 5:45pm, dinner at 7:00 pm at Hillel
Relax and catch up with friends over Shabbat dinner in the beautiful Hillel Sukkah.

Shakshukkah in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 8, 6:00-8:00pm at Hillel
Join Hillel Leadership Council and WashU Students for Israel and enjoy a delicious Israeli delicacy in the comfort of the Hillel Sukkah.