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.

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.

Below is our 2023 High Holiday Schedule.

Rosh Hashanah:

Yom Kippur: