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High Holidays 2022 / 5783

Rosh Hashanah Care Packages
You're invited to celebrate the Jewish New Year in your own way!  Hillel will provide a carefully crafted Rosh Hashanah care package with sweet apples, honey, and other fun goodies to help you create new memories and elevate your High Holiday experience!

Care packages can be picked up on Friday, September 23, from 11am-1pm at either the S40 Clock Tower or from Hillel. Sign up here!

JIY High Holiday
Host your friends, suitemates, student group, fraternity or sorority for a Rosh Hashanah meal or a festive Yom Kippur Break Fast! This is an excellent way to share your traditions with your friends on campus.  Apply for Rosh Hashanah by Sunday, September 18 and for Yom Kippur by Tuesday, September 27.  Click
here!

Jewber Rides
Looking for a traditional synagogue based High Holiday experience? Take a 'Jewber' ride to any St. Louis area congregation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and we will reimburse your ride cost.  Sign up to come.
 

 


YOM KIPPUR 
Erev Yom Kippur | Tuesday, October 4
Pre-fast Dinner | 5:30pm | Risa Commons Join your friends for the largest and only Pre-Fast Dinner on campus.  We promise a delicious, filling meal to get you through the fast.  Sign up for dinner here!

Kol Nidrei Services | Immediately following dinner | S40 Swamp Come together for a deeply moving Kol Nidrei service with the entire WashU Jewish community, led by nationally acclaimed musician, Rick Recht. We will lift our voices in song together underneath the stars in The Swamp.

Yom Kippur | Wednesday, October 5
Conservative Services at Kol Rinah Looking for a traditional High Holiday experience in a warm, inclusive synagogue setting?  Look no further.  WashU Hillel has partnered with Kol Rinah to offer High Holiday services for WashU students this year. Located on the corner of Maryland Ave and Hanley Rd, Kol Rinah is just a 15-20 minute walk from the South40 or a short ride using our Jewber service.  For a list of services and to sign up, click here *masks are required

Break Fast Meal | 7pm | Risa Commons Hillel’s popular Break Fast is back! Don’t miss out on a bagel, lox, and shmear with all the fixins, fresh fruit, kugel, quiche and assorted desserts (gluten free/dairy free/vegan options for each).  Sign up here.

SUKKOT
WSI Shakshuka in the Sukkah | Wednesday, October 12 | 5:30pm | Hillel  Join WashU Students for Israel for this festive Sukkot event where we'll enjoy shakshukah, a delicious Israeli egg and tomato based breakfast dish, for dinner. Come hang out throughout the evening and spend some time in the Hillel Sukkah!  Sign up is required; click
here.

Pizza & Movie in the Hut w/ FYSH | Wednesday, October 12 | 7:30pm | Hillel  Calling all First Year students! Join FYSH for a pizza party and movie night in the Hillel sukkah! Dinner is free, and anyone is welcome, but sign-ups will be required because space in the sukkah is limited; click here.

Senior Night in the Sukkah | Thursday, October 13 | 8-9:30pm | Hillel  What better way to celebrate Sukkot than with happy hour in Hillel's beautiful sukkah?? Join us for a special senior happy hour in the sukkah! There will be drinks, there will be snacks, there will be pub trivia and there will be prizes.  Anyone 21+ is welcome, but space is limited.  RSVP required.

Shabbat in the Sukkah | Friday, October 14 | Services at 6:00pm & Dinner at 7:00pm  What better way to celebrate Sukkot than with a Shabbat meal in the sukkah! Join WashU Hillel for a delicious Shabbat dinner with all the fixings.  RSVP here!

ROSH HASHANAH 
Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner & Services | 6pm | Sunday, September 25 | S40 Swamp
WashU's Higher Holiday concert is back and bigger than before!  Join us for a star studded concert in the Swamp! WashU’s most popular acapella groups and Rick Recht will inspire and rock you into the new Jewish year.  Bring your friends and blankets for a delicious boxed picnic dinner and bring in this new year in a new way! 
 STUDENTS, sign up to reserve your dinner here.

Community and family members are welcome to join us for the concert, or for dinner and the concert. Meals purchased through Hillel are $25 per person.  Whether you are attending the concert only or both, please sign up here.

Monday, September 26
Conservative Services at Kol Rinah Looking for a traditional High Holiday experience in a warm, inclusive synagogue setting?  Look no further.  WashU Hillel has partnered with Kol Rinah to offer High Holiday services for WashU students this year. Located on the corner of Maryland Ave and Hanley Rd, Kol Rinah is just a 15-20 minute walk from the South40 or a short ride using our Jewber service. 
For a list of services and to sign up, click here*masks are required

Rosh Hashanah Lunch | 12:30pm | Hillel Students are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch outdoors to usher in the new year.  Menu is salmon wellington (GF option salmon), noodle kugel, broccoli and cheese quiche, with green salad, and brownies for dessert.  Sign up here.

Apple & Honey Pop-Ups Stop by our pop ups around campus for apples and an array of honey flavors to sample for a sweet New Year!

Shofar Pop-Ups The sound of the shofar signals the arrival of the High Holiday season and the start of the Jewish new year.  Be on the lookout for Rabbi Jordan as he makes his way around campus on the Hillel shofar-mobile to welcome Rosh Hashanah with this important mitzvah!  Danforth campus in the am, Village and S40 in the afternoon.

Tashlich | 2pm | Meet at Hillel Tashlich is the Rosh Hashanah tradition in which the Jewish people gather at a body of water to pray, reflect, and symbolically cast off their sins in preparation for the new year.  Join Rabbi Jordan and friends after lunch for Tashlich in beautiful Forest Park!  Meet at Hillel to walk over to the pond together.

Hard Cider Tasting | 8pm | Hillel What better way to celebrate a sweet new year than with a hard cider tasting on beautiful evening under the Hillel tents!  Join your fellow seniors at 8pm for a 21+ twist on the important (and tasty) mitzvah of enjoying apples and honey!  This is a 21+ event; please bring your ID. Sign up required here.

Tuesday, September 27
Rosh Hashanah Lunch | 12:30pm | Hillel Students are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch outdoors to usher in the new year.  Menu is chicken schnitzel (GF grilled chicken / VEG stuffed pepper), Caesar salad and roasted potatoes. Sign up
here.

Shofar Pop-Ups The sound of the shofar signals the arrival of the High Holiday season and the start of the Jewish new year.  Be on the lookout for Rabbi Jordan as he makes his way around campus on the Hillel shofar-mobile to welcome Rosh Hashanah with this important mitzvah!  Danforth campus in the am, Village and S40 in the afternoon.

Sunday, October 2
FRESHFEST: APPLE ADVENTURE | 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (‘ish)
Do you love apples and fun fall days in the country? Join First Year Students of Hillel for an adventure at Eckert’s! Pick some apples to enjoy with friends and more to donate to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Event is free, but bring $ if you want to purchase or donate apples, or get other items at the gift shop. Register 
here by September 28!