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From Spiritual Life: Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday

September 1, 2013

Jewish  students, faculty, and staff will soon be observing some of the most important holidays in their  tradition. Please be mindful of their celebrations as the “Ten Days of Awe” begin at sunset Wednesday (Sept. 4), with Rosh Hashanah—the new year in the Jewish calendar—which concludes on Friday (Sept. 6).  

All are invited to a student-led Rosh Hashanah celebration Thursday (Sept. 5) at 4 p.m. in D.K.’s.

Yom Kippur, also called the Day of Atonement, is focused on repentance and forgiveness in order to re-establish oneness with God; it starts at sunset on Sept. 13 and goes through Sept. 14.  There are restrictions against work for both of these holidays, along with some food restrictions and special worship throughout.  Find out more at, or click here for more information about college policy regarding religious holidays and excused absences from class and/or work.