Celebrate the Jewish Holidays at Elon

Jewish students at Elon University have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays together, in a welcoming environment.

We come together as a community to enjoy meaningful services that have lots of student participation. This year, we are planning engaging services and meaningful activities that celebrate our traditions and create new ones. We will be welcoming a rabbi to lead our High Holiday services alongside our students and our Jewish Educator, Boaz Avraham-Katz.

Our campus community gathers for the major Jewish Holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), and Passover.


For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we offer prayer services that represent the vibrant spectrum of Judaism on our campus, and Jewish students and community members at Elon observe and celebrate together.

STUDENTS: You MUST fill out the Religious Observance Form in advance if you are planning to miss class for any of the Jewish High Holidays. We strongly recommend that ALL Jewish students fill out the form, even if you are not sure you will be at the services or meals. CLICK HERE for the form, and please reach out to our Jewish Educator with any questions HERE.

All Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offerings are free of charge for students, and open to the entire community, but you must RSVP in advance to attend our delicious communal meals.

Here is our 2022 High Holiday Schedule. RSVP details are coming soon!

Rosh Hashanah:

Sunday, September 25 @ 5:30pm  – Dinner Hillel Center Outback (RSVP only)

Monday, September 26 @ 10:00am – Day 1 Services Numen Lumen Sacred Space

Monday, September 26 @ 12:00pm – Luncheon  Hillel Center Outback (RSVP only)

Monday, September 26 @ 4:00pm –  Tashlich Services at Lake Mary Nell (meet at Sklut Hillel Center)

Tuesday, September 27 @ 12:00pm – Lunch & 2nd Tashlich at Lake Mary Nell  (BYO lunch, meet at Sklut Hillel Center)

Yom Kippur:

Tuesday, October 4 @ 5:30pm – Meal before the Fast Hillel Center Outback (RSVP only)

Tuesday, October 4 @ 6:30pm – Kol Nidrei Services  Numen Lumen Sacred Space

Wednesday, October 5 @ 10:00am – Morning Services  Numen Lumen Sacred Space

Wednesday, October 5 @ 5:30pm – Neilah Services Numen Lumen Sacred Space

Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:30pm – Break Fast Hillel Center Outback (RSVP only)