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 High Holiday FAQ’s

What are the High Holidays?

High Holidays, High Holy Days, and Days of Awe all refer to the ten day period beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

What do I wear?

Come as you are! There will be people who are dressed casually and people who are dressed more formally. It doesn’t matter to us. Whether you’re swinging by between classes or just finished your internship, feel free to come as you are.

I’ve never been to High Holidays services, or any services before. What should I expect?

Expect to connect to the UM Jewish community, think deeply about the past year and the year to come, and immerse yourself in the meaningful rituals surrounding this time of year, including the sounding of the shofar, eating apples and honey, and hearing special sacred melodies.   Some of the service will be in Hebrew and sometimes we will say things in English.  At UM Hillel we pride ourselves in creating an audaciously welcoming, pluralistic space, so please come for as much or as little of our holiday experiences as you would like!

Do I need to bring a ticket?

For entrance at all services, students must bring CaneID or other student identification.  For security purposes, all other ticket holders MUST bring confirmation email showing proof of registration + government issued identification.


When is the deadline to register?

Registration ends on Thursday, September 6th at 11:30am.  Click here:

We can’t wait to welcome you to UM Hillel for the High Holidays.


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