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 Adam Berman, a 4th year rabbinical student, 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, 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 us 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.

Elon Hillel offers a pluralistic and engaging celebration of the Jewish Holidays. See below for our 2021 schedule:

Rosh Hashanah: September 6-8, 2021

Monday September 6 – 6:15 pm – Erev Rosh Hashanah Services, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Monday September 6 – 7:00 pm – Rosh Hashanah Meal (RSVP only)

Tuesday September 7 – 10 am – Rosh Hashanah morning services, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Tuesday September 7– 12:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Luncheon (RSVP only)

Wednesday September 8 – 10 am – Virtual Rosh Hashanah Services with Hillel International

Wednesday September 8, 12 pm – Lunch and Learn with the Bermans, Sklut Hillel Center Outback (RSVP only)

Wednesday September 8, 5 pm –Tashlich Services at Lake Mary Nell, meet at Sklut Hillel Center

RSVP for Rosh Hashanah meals HERE – DEADLINE 8/25

Yom Kippur: September 15-16, 2021​

Wednesday September 15, 5:30 pm – Erev Yom Kippur Dinner (RSVP only)

Wednesday September 15 – 6:30 pm – Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Services, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Thursday September 16– 10 am – Yom Kippur Morning Services, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Thursday September 16 – 7 pm – Neilah Services, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Thursday September 16 – 8 pm – Break Fast (RSVP only)

RSVP for Yom Kippur Meals HERE – DEADLINE 9/2