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High Holidays 2019/5780

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.

 


 

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! Reserve yours now here!

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 closer to the Holidays. 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 29th

Candle lighting: 6:29pm

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 30th

Morning Services:
Reform/Renewal/Reconstructionist We will be providing free 'Jewber' rides for students interested in attending any local Reform, Renewal, or Reconstructionist service. Sign up here!
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, October 1st

Morning Services
Reform/Renewal/Reconstructionist We will be providing free 'Jewber' rides for students interested in attending any local Reform, Renewal, or Reconstructionist service. Sign up link here!
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, October 8th

Candle lighting/Fast begins: 6:15pm

Erev Yom Kippur Dinner:
4:45pm - 5:45pm College Hall on the South 40

Evening Kol Nidre Services:
At 6:15pm Reform & Conservative services will begin in Emerson Auditorium with Kol Nidrei, then Reform services will continue in Emerson with Jewish Rock Musician Rick Recht, and Conservative services will move to Umrath Lounge.
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, 7:00pm

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9th

Morning Services:
Reform/Reconstructionist/Renewal We will be providing free 'Jewber' rides for students interested in attending any area local Reform, Reconstructionist, or Renewal service. Sign up here.
Conservative 9:30am - approximately 1:30pm Umrath Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Shacharit 9am

Concluding Services:
(Fast ends at 7:11pm)
Conservative 5:45pm Umrath Lounge
Orthodox Bais Abraham Congregation, Mincha 5pm, Neilah 6:30pm

Hillel Leadership Council Break Fast:
7:11pm 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 7:11pm sharp.
This event is sponsored by Hillel Leadership Council and WashU Student Union


10 DAYS OF AWE

The High Holidays mark the beginning of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are both a time for celebration but can also be a time for introspection in which one may look at their actions of the past year and strive to make them better in the coming year. Because it is traditional to fast on Yom Kippur, some people use this as an opportunity to remember the nearly 40 million Americans who experience food insecurity. To this end, WashU Hillel will be collecting non-perishable food items and hygiene products at Yom Kippur services, or in the Hillel building at any time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur.


SUKKOT

Sunday, October 13th - Sunday October 20
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, October 18th, Services at 5:45pm dinner at 7:00pm
Relax and catch up with friends after Fall Break in our beautiful Sukkah over Shabbat dinner.