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CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR AT BRANDEIS

Please note that for entrance to services, students must bring a student ID. For security purposes, all other ticket holders must bring confirmation email showing proof of registration + government issued identification.

Please check this page for updated times/locations in early September.

Sunday, September 29 (Erev Rosh Hashanah)

Candle Lighting, before 6:12 pm

Reform Services, 5:30 pm in Berlin Chapel

Conservative Services, 6:00 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Orthodox Services, 6:00 pm in International Lounge

Dinner, 7:00 pm in Lurias

Monday, September 30 (First Day of Rosh Hashanah)

Reform Services, 10:00 am in Berlin Chapel

Conservative Services, 9:00 am and 6:50 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Orthodox Services, 9 am and 6:05 pm in International Lounge

Lunch, 12:30 pm in Upper Sherman

Early Dinner, 6:30 pm in Lurias; Late Dinner, TBD

Candle lighting, after 7:10 pm

 

Tuesday, October 1 (Second Day of Rosh Hashanah)

Conservative Services, 9:00 am and 5:50 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Orthodox Services, 8:30 am and 6:05 pm in International Lounge

Learning with Rabbi Evan Sheinhait, time & location TBD

Lunch, 12:30 pm in Sherman

Tashlikh, TBD

Havdallah, 7:08 pm

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Tuesday, October 8 (Kol Nidrei)

Afternoon Services (Orthodox) at 1 pm and 3 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Candle lighting, before 5:56 pm

Pre-Fast Dinner, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Sherman Dining Hall

Reform Services, 6:00 pm in Berlin 

Conservative Services, 6:00 pm in Spingold/Biegel Theatre

Orthodox Services at 5:55 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Communal Singing and Niggunim, 8:00 pm in Sherman Function Hall

 

Wednesday, October 9 (Yom Kippur)

Reform Services, 10:00 am and 5:45 pm in Berlin Chapel

Conservative Services, 9:00 am and 5:00 pm in Spingold/Biegel Theatre

Orthodox Services, 8:15 am and 4:10 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Learning with Rabbi Seth Winberg, 2:00 pm, location TBD

Fast Ends at 6:55 pm - Break Fast in Levin Ballroom

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Sunday, October 13 (Sukkot begins)

Candle lighting @ 5:47 pm

Orthodox Services @ 5:30 pm in International Lounge

Conservative Services @ 5:30 pm in Berlin Chapel

Festive Dinner from 6-8:30 pm in the Sherman Sukkah

Monday, October 14 (First day of Sukkot)

Orthodox Services @ 9 am and 5:45  pm in International Lounge

Conservative Services @ 9 am in Berlin Chapel

Festive Lunch from 12:30-2:30 pm in the Sherman Sukkah

Festive Dinner from 6 to 9 pm in the Sherman Sukkah

Candle lighting @ 6:54 pm

Tuesday, October 15 (Second day of Sukkot)

Orthodox Services @ 9 am and 5:45  pm in International Lounge

Festive Lunch from 12:30-2:30 pm in the Sherman Sukkah

Havdallah @ 6:52 pm

Students are invited to enjoy meals in the Sukkah throughout the week.

Shabbat of Sukkot, October 18 & 19

Candle lighting @ 6:13 pm

Reconstructionist service, 6:15 pm, Upper Sherman

Conservative services, 6:15 pm in Berlin Chapel

Orthodox services, 5:45 pm in International Lounge

Shabbat Dinner @ 7:15 pm in the Sherman Sukkah

Shabbat Lunch @ 12:30 in the Sherman Sukkah

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Sunday, October 20 (Hashanah Rabbah/Shmini Atzeret)

Candle lighting @ 5:36 pm

Festive Dinner, 6-8 pm in the Sherman Sukkah & Upper Sherman

Conservative Services, 5:45 pm in International Lounge

Orthodox Services, 8AM and 5:40 pm in Levin Ballroom

Monday, Oct 21 (Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah)

Festive Lunch, 12:30-2:30 pm in the Sherman Sukkah AND Upper Sherman

Festive Dinner, 7 to 11:30 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Conservative Services, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm in the International Lounge

Orthodox Services, 9:00 am, 5:25 pm (mincha), and 6:40 (maariv and hakafot) in Levin Ballroom

Reform Services TBD

Candle lighting after 6:37 pm

Tuesday, Oct 22 (Simchat Torah)

Festive Lunch, 1 to 4 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Orthodox Services, 8:30 am in Levin Ballroom (followed immediately by mincha) and 6:30 pm

Havdallah @ 6:35  pm


Who celebrates the holidays at Brandeis?

Lots of people! We are a welcoming and non-exclusive community, celebrating the diversity of expressions of Judaism and the many ways in which people connect to the richness of Jewish tradition. Young, old, gay, straight, observant, rebellious, curious or learned – you are welcome to join us. We’ll make sure that you are not alone in your seeking. We offer Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative services and a full line up of holiday meals.

What do I wear?

There will be people who are dressed casually and people who are dressed a little nicer. It doesn’t matter to us. If you intend to come, please RSVP so we can prepare to welcome you!

I’ve never been to High Holidays services or any services. What should I expect?

Expect to connect to the Brandeis community, reflect on the past year and immerse yourself in meaningful rituals, including the blowing of the shofar, eating apples & honey, and hearing the Kol Nidre prayer. Please let us know if you may need any special accommodations to join us, by emailing us at hillel@brandeis.edu or calling (736) 781-3580.

Tash-what??

Tashlikh comes from the Hebrew word “to cast.” People find a body of water and symbolically throw away our sins. This is an incredibly moving and enriching experience and we invite you to try it out if you’ve never done it before!

Do I need to bring a ticket?

For entrance at all services, students must bring a student ID. For security purposes, all other ticket holders must bring confirmation email showing proof of registration + government issued identification.

When is the deadline to RSVP for services and meals?

Rosh Hashanah reservations must be made no later than Friday, September 20 at noon. 

Yom Kippur reservations for services and the Break Fast must be made no later than Wednesday, October 2 at noon.

You can sign up here.