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HIGH HOLIDAY COOKBOOK
We are so excited to share WashU Hillel's tastiest new high holiday tradition: the WashU Hillel High Holiday Community Cookbook! Check out this delicious collection of recipes, traditions and stories from current students and alumni, as well as members of the WashU Hillel staff and board of directors. We can't wait to hear about what you're making this holiday season!  Click here to download!

YOM KIPPUR MEALS
Whether it’s a great meal to help you power through the fast or a mouth-watering bagel, lox, and shmear afterward – Hillel has you covered!

Pre-Fast Dinner – September 27 – First-years, sophomores, and others residing in WashU housing are invited to join Hillel for a pre-fast meal in Risa Commons at 5:30 pm or you can meet us then to take your meal to-go on the South 40. Students are also invited to dine al fresco in Hillel’s beautiful backyard with a socially-distant seating at 5:30 pm. Alternatively, to-go dinners can also be picked up from Hillel between 4-5 pm.
Dinner Menu for all locations - Oven roasted chicken, baked butternut squash and fall veggies, mashed potatoes, brownies (veg/gf - acorn squash stuffed with tofu, rice, and dried cranberries)

Break Fast – September 28 – 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).
First-years, sophomores, and others residing in WashU housing can grab dinner to go from Risa Commons starting at 6:30 pm or dine-in at or grab ‘n’ go from Risa Commons at 7:30 pm. Students are also invited to dine al fresco in Hillel’s beautiful backyard with a socially-distant seating at 7:30 pm. Alternatively, to-go break fast dinners can also be picked up from Hillel in advance on Sunday between 4-5 pm.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ALL MEALS! Reservations for all meals close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 23.

ROSH HASHANAH MEALS
Usher in a sweet New Year with delicious meals throughout the holiday!  Hillel offers numerous to-go and dining options with your safety being our top priority.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner – September 18 First-years, sophomores, and others residing in WashU housing are invited to join Hillel & Chabad for Rosh Hashanah dinners on the South 40!  We’ll have two seatings in Risa Commons at 6 pm or 8 pm or you can meet us at those times to take your meal to-go. 
Returning students are invited to dine al fresco in Hillel’s beautiful backyard with socially-distant seatings at 6 pm or 8 pm.  Alternatively, you can pick up your meals to-go for the entire holiday from 3-4 pm at Hillel.
Dinner Menu for all locations is roast beef au jus (or marinated oven roasted tofu), green beans, mashed Yukon potatoes, noodle kugel, and assorted rugelach

Rosh Hashanah Lunches – Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20  - Hillel will offer al fresco dining options for lunches on Saturday and Sunday as well. Click on the red reservation link below for times!

[CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ALL MEALS!]
Reservations for all meals close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 16.



SERVICES and PROGRAMMING

Sunday, September 13
Reverse Tashlich | Forest Park | 11am Join us as we remove sins from local bodies of water, a modern take on a High Holiday tradition. We will meet at Hillel & walk to Forest Park to clean up! Learn more about this tradition here, and sign up here*masks and walking shoes required

Friday, September 18 | Erev Rosh Hashanah
Shofar Popups around the Danforth Campus - The sound of the shofar signals the arrival of the High Holiday season and the start of the Jewish New Year. Join Rabbi Jordan as he makes his way around campus sounding the shofar to welcome Rosh Hashanah with this important mitzvah!

Rick Recht Virtual Service - Join us for a musical Erev Rosh Hashanah service featuring popular Jewish musician, Rick Recht, and WashU Hillel student song and service leaders. This upbeat and inspirational service will help get the Jewish New Year started the right way and all right from your dorm or off-campus apartment!
https://www.rickrecht.com/machzor.pdf
Early Service | 6:00 PM | Register to receive the link to join this service here.
Late Service | 8:00 PM | CLICK HERE.


Saturday, September 19 | Rosh Hashanah Day 1
In-Person Conservative Rosh Hashanah Morning Services | Hillel | 9:30am - Join WashU Hillel for Traditional-Egalitarian Rosh Hashanah Morning Services following the COVID guidelines set forth by the RA's Committee for Jewish Law and Standards.  Masks and social distancing required, limited capacity.  Sign up here. 

Super Charged Rosh Hashanah | Hillel International Higher Holidays Virtual Service - Choose one of two streaming options to start New Year 5781 with song, style, soul and the sounds of the shofar. Both services are streaming at 9:30am and 12:30pm central

In the Book - Spiritually uplifting Reform-style services led by master prayer-weaver Nikki DeBlosi, PhD and singer-songwriter Maya Elise, featuring students and special guests from around the world. Wake up with a morning dose of soulful yoga, and engage your heart and mind with prayerful music and song, culminating in the sounding of the shofar. Join Rabbi Sandra Lawson for a conversation on racial justice, receive words of blessing from inspiring rabbis, and marvel at how the classic melodies, themes and ideas of the High Holidays are shockingly alive this year. 

Beyond the Book - An audacious take on the High Holidays with some of the greatest thinkers, artists, authors and musicians of today. Explore the world’s birthday and the profound impact of climate change with youth activist and Zero Hour founder Jamie Margolin. Let Esquire’s A.J. Jacobs lead you in the power of gratitude. Pick up a new challah technique from culinary host and chef Jake Cohen. Explore the Biblical story of Hagar with public radio host Starlee Kine. Michelle Obama’s former speech writer Sarah Hurwitz asks, “What is up with God?” and join in on our global Shofar blowing with students around the world.

View info and register here!

Virtual Conservative Rosh Hashanah Morning Services hosted by Princeton Hillel | Must register with Princeton Hillel by Friday 9/19 @ 2:00 PM by clicking here - This service is led by Princeton students, many of whom have been studying to lead these prayers and melodies for the first time with the mentorship of Princeton Hillel Hazzan, Avi Paradise.  Our services will be almost entirely live (rather than pre-recorded) because we want to pray together in the moment. We are working with a great tech team and hope there won’t be any glitches, but please know we decided to take this risk so that we could experience the full power of these holy days.

Rosh Hashanah Learning Groups | 12, 1, and 2pm - Join WashU Hillel and the Hillel Leadership Council for small learning and discussion groups in honor of Rosh Hashanah! These groups will use both classic Jewish texts and modern day examples to explore themes of teshuvah (repentance) and forgiveness.
*Pre-registration is required as each in-person group is capped at 6 participants. In-person groups will meet outside at various times & locations around campus - masks & social distancing are required throughout.
Learning Session 1: 1200 - 1:00pm (Zoom)
Learning Session 2: 1:00 - 2:00pm (Village Quad)
Learning Session 3: 2:00 - 3:00pm (Ligget/Koenig Lawn)
Register for in-person group
here.  Join zoom learning session here.

Sunday, September 20 | Rosh Hashanah Day 2 
In-Person Conservative Rosh Hashanah Morning Services | Hillel | 9:30am - Join WashU Hillel for Traditional-Egalitarian Rosh Hashanah Morning Services following the COVID guidelines set forth by the RA's Committee for Jewish Law and Standards.  Masks and social distancing required, limited capacity.  Sign up here

Virtual Conservative Rosh Hashanah Morning Services hosted by Princeton Hillel | Must register with Princeton Hillel by Friday 9/19 @ 2:00 PM by clicking here - This service is led by Princeton students, many of whom have been studying to lead these prayers and melodies for the first time with the mentorship of Princeton Hillel Hazzan, Avi Paradise.  Our services will be almost entirely live (rather than pre-recorded) because we want to pray together in the moment. We are working with a great tech team and hope there won’t be any glitches, but please know we decided to take this risk so that we could experience the full power of these holy days.

Tashlich Nature Walks | 1:30-3pm - 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. Groups will meet at Hillel 5 minutes prior to departure time to walk over to Forest Park together.

*Pre-registration is required as groups will be capped at 6 people - masks & social distancing are required throughout.
Group #1 leaves Hillel at 1:30pm
Group #2 leaves Hillel at 1:45pm
Group #3 - leaves Hillel at 2:00pm

Group #4 - leaves Hillel at 2:15pm

Sign up for a group here!

Shofar Popups around S40 and VillageThe sound of the shofar signals the arrival of the High Holiday season and the start of the Jewish New Year. Join Rabbi Jordan as he makes his way around campus sounding the shofar to welcome Rosh Hashanah with this important mitzvah!

Tuesday, September 22
When do you take a stand? | 8:30pm | Virtual - Join us for a conversation on intentions for the new year, advocacy, and voter engagement. Sign up here.

Sunday, September 27 | Erev Yom Kippur  
The Highest Kol Nidre | Hillel International Higher Holidays Virtual Service - A once-in-a-generation Kol Nidre event – experience a radical approach to the traditional melodies with Broadway actor Adam Kantor from The Band’s Visit on Broadway singing the melody and a cappella group Rak Shalom providing choral support.

Be immersed in an English reading of the text of Kol Nidre by actor Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof, Moulin Rouge) along with an instrumental encounter with company members of the Tony Award-winning show The Band’s Visit. Take in a modern interpretation of the standard Sephardic melody by Iraqi-Israeli actor and singer Sharone Sayegh in Hebrew as she learned in her synagogue growing up. Hear highlights from the Yom Kippur evening service, inspiring words from Rabbi Jessica Kirschner of Stanford University and original poetry from Blavity’s Aaron Samuels, WashU BSBA '11.

View info and register here!

Monday, September 28 | Yom Kippur  
In-Person Conservative Yom Kippur Services | Hillel | 9:30am - Join WashU Hillel for Traditional-Egalitarian Yom Kippur Morning Services following the COVID guidelines set forth by the RA's Committee for Jewish Law and Standards.  Masks and social distancing required, limited capacity.  Sign up here.

Rick Recht Virtual Service - Join WashU Hillel and Rick Recht for an uplifting Yom Kippur Service featuring WashU student song and service leaders and special musical guest stars Shira Klein and Rabbi Josh Warshawsky! Don’t miss this musical and inspirational service!
https://www.rickrecht.com/machzor.pdf
Early Service | 9:00 AM | Register here to receive link.
Late Service | 11:00 AM | Register
here to receive link.


Yom Kippur Yoga | 11:30am - Tap into your spirituality on Yom Kippur with self reflective yoga and meditation. Everyone is welcome! Sign up here.

Volunteer Opportunity | 3:00pm - On a day we repent for our sins, if you find meaning in giving back, join us for 3 exciting service opportunities. We will make cards for WashU healthcare workers, write notes of encouragement for youth, and fold origami boxes in honor of victims of gun violence. Option to participate at Hillel or via Zoom.  Sign up here.

Reform Learning - Check back soon for information and sign up link!

A Soulful Yizkor & Neila | Hillel International Higher Holidays Virtual Service - As Yom Kippur draws to a close and the gates of prayer and repentance begin to shut, we take a moment to reflect on those who we have lost, while focusing on the people we want to become and the kind of world we want to help create.

Featuring the Grammy-nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids, scholar, singer, and storyteller Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery, a digital “Book of Remembrance,” animation by director Rachel Fleit and the final, life-affirming sound of the shofar, that answers the call: This Is How We Rise.

View info and register here!

 

 

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 delicious goodies to help you create new memories and elevate your High Holiday experience as you begin your year at WashU!

Care packages will be dropped off at WashU mail houses throughout the week of September 14, so please check your messages for delivery notifications.  Care packages will also be dropped at off-campus apartments throughout the week of the 14th, so please make sure to read to your emails / texts for that info!

Sign up for your package HERE!

Just because your studies are virtual this year doesn't mean we don't want to help you do Jewish your way!  Give us your info so we can send you some sweets!  Sign up HERE!