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schedule of events

rosh hashanah

sunday, september 9th

5:30pm - welcome table opens (kimmel center lobby)
6:57pm- candle lighting
7pm - reform service begins (rosenthal pavilion, kimmel center 10th floor)
8:15pm- rosh hashanah student dinner (students only; kimmel center, room 914 floor) rsvp to the dinner
monday, september 10th
9am - welcome table opens (kimmel center lobby)
10am- reform service begins (rosenthal pavilion, kimmel center 10th floor)
5pm- tashlich on the east river (meet at the bronfman center)
Note:  This year, the Bronfman Center will not be offering ticket packages for community members, staff, and faculty wishing to attend a Conservative Service. Students wishing to attend a Conservative service on Rosh HaShanah are encouraged to register (early!) for free tickets to attend the local Town & Village Synagogue (on a first-come, first-served basis). (The Bronfman Center and Kehillah club will offer student-only services for Yom Kippur).Please email for more information.

Orthodox Services for Rosh Hashanah will be held in partnership with the Sixth Street Community Synagogue and are free of charge to students. Please email Rabbi Joe Wolfson at to reserve your spot! 


yom kippur

tuesday, september 18th

5pm - welcome table opens (kimmel center lobby)
6:30pm - kol nidre reform service begins (rosenthal, kimmel center 10th floor) 
6:30 PM - kol nidre orthodox service begins (kimmel 914) 
6:42pm - candle lighting

wednesday, september 19th
9:30am - orthodox morning service begins (kimmel 914)
10am- reform morning service begins (rosenthal, kimmel center 10th floor) 
2pm- mindful eating: when fasting on yom kippur is triggering (kimmel 405)

The rabbis of Jewish tradition urge us to balance our obligation to fast on this solemn holiday with our obligation to care for our bodies and to preserve life. If past struggles with an eating disorder make fasting impossible for you, please join us for a ritual of self-care. We will eat small amounts of symbolically significant foods and recite words of blessing. Feel free to also bring your own food or drink so that you can eat in community and without judgment. Join with us and acknowledge how difficult it can be for some of us to truly care for our bodies: the only bodies we have. This event is intended to be a safe space for folks who must eat on this holy fast day.

3:15pm- wait... you're jewish and queer? An lgbtq yom kippur discussion (kimmel 405)
At Yom Kippur, it's hard not to think about the infamous Torah verse proclaimed annually on this holiday: "A man shall not lie with a man as he does with a woman; it is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). For some, this verse may imply that being Jewish and being queer just don't 'go together.' For some of us, though, that's just the truth of who we are--both/and: you're Jewish, and perhaps you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Or perhaps you have an LGBTQ parent. Or perhaps you strive to be an ally. Move beyond the sometimes-crushing words of Leviticus and join us in an informal, safe-space discussion with others for whom Judaism and sexual orientation or gender identity have intertwined. This discussion isn't about Leviticus: it's about us.
12pm - orthodox yizkor service begins
5:15pm -  orthodox mincha
6:10pm - orthodox neilah
6:15 PM - reform yizkor/neilah service begins
7:39 PM - fast ends!
reserve your bagel at our break fast. 
Note: Conservative Services for Yom Kippur will be held in the Bronfman Center and are only open to students. Please email to reserve your spot!

All events are at the Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South) unless otherwise noted. 

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