Hillel

Schedule for High Holy Days 2014/5775

Jewish students at Elon University observe and celebrate the High Holy Days on campus.  Services are free and open to the community, and no tickets are required.  Class absences due to observance of Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, or Simchat Torah are excused by submitting Religious Absence Forms

Rosh HaShanah in the Numen-Lumen Pavilion

For a third year, services will be led by Cantor Katy Claussen and Elon students.  Cantor Claussen received her cantorial investiture and Master's of Sacred Music at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.  Cantor Claussen has served congregations in Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania.  She is a chaplain at Women's Hospital in Greensboro and she does programming, primarily for seniors, through Jewish Family Services around music and the arts.  She and her husband, Elon professor Geoffrey Claussen, have two daughters.

This is the updated schedule for 2014/5775:

Wednesday, September 24  - Erev Rosh Hashanah

  •     Erev Rosh HaShanah dinner, 6:00 pm, OAKS 212.  Dinner is free, but reservations are requested. RSVP FOR DINNER HERE.
  •     Erev Rosh HaShanah services, 7:00 pm, Sacred Space in the Numen-Lumen Pavilion

Thursday, September 25  - Rosh Hashanah

  •     Rosh HaShanah services,  10:00 am, Sacred Space in the Numen-Lumen Pavilion
  •     Apples and Honey Open House with ZBT, 2:00 p.m, Sklut Hillel Center.
  •     Tashlich Ritual on the shores of Lake Mary Nell, 4:00 pm. A group will walk over from the Hillel           Center.
  •     Student-hosted dinners around campus. CLICK HERE to host a dinner, or CLICK HERE to attend a     dinner.

Friday, September 26  - Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day

  •     Second Day Rosh HaShanah services,  10:00 am, Sacred Space in the Numen-Lumen Pavilion.
  •     Second Day Rosh HaShanah luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m., Sklut Hillel Center. RSVP FOR THE  LUNCHEON HERE.

Yom Kippur

Friday, September, October 3 - Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre & Shabbat

  • Erev Yom Kippur and Pre-Fast Vegetarian Dinner, 6:00 pm, OAKS 212.  Dinner is free, but reservations are requested. RSVP for dinner here!
  • Kol Nidre and Shabbat services, 7:30 pm, Sacred Space in the Numen-Lumen Pavilio.n

Saturday, October 4 - Yom Kippur and Shabbat

  • Yom Kippur morning services, 10:00 am, Sacred Space in the Numen-Lumen Pavilion.
  • The Sklut Hillel Center is available all day for students for quiet conversation, naps, reading, quiet time…
  • Learning and Reflection opportunities throughout the afternoon.
  • Yom Kippur Evening Services, 6:30-8 p.m., Sacred Space in the Numen-Lumen Pavilion.
  • Final shofar blast, Havdallah, and Break-fast meal, immediately following Closing and Ne'ilah service, McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.

 

Thank you to Congregation Beth David in Greensboro for loaning us a Torah.

"If Hillel hadn't made Rosh HaShanah services so accessible, I don't think I would have gone to services this year.  Thank you."     Spencer Kaplan '15
"I just wanted to say thank you for making my Yom Kippur special. It's always hard to be away from home the day of Yom Kippur but you and Hillel made it a beautiful one and for that I thank you!"   Maia Szulik '15

 

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Contact Information

The Sklut Hillel Center is located at 401 E. College Avenue, at the corner of E. College & Antioch, across from the tennis courts

Elon Hillel
2960 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Rabbi Becky Joseph
Hillel Director and Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life
rjoseph4@elon.edu
336-278-7729 

Ginny Vellani
Coordinator of Jewish Student Life
gvellani@elon.edu
336-278-7729 or 336-278-7353