Yom Kippur Schedule
Services & Gatherings Wednesday 9/15 – Thursday 9/16
Wednesday September 15, 2021:
Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur Evening) Services
7pm: Cozen Terrace
Thursday September 16, 2021:
Yom Kippur Morning Services
10am-12:30pm: Cozen Terrace
Yom Kippur Closing the Gates
7pm: Perelman Center Oculus / 3rd Floor Outdoor Courtyard (rain location Cozen Terrace)
Yom Kippur Break the Fast
Opportunities Outside the Perelman Center
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit a video response to Hillel’s annual public reflection question!
The pandemic has up ended every aspect of our lives. Our news feeds are filled with climate crisis, war and societal friction. The challenges of our present moment have brought out both the best and worst in each of us, and in society at large. Typically, during the High Holiday season we spend all of our time looking back, reviewing and reflecting on our behaviors of the past year. This year, we’re encouraging our community to take some of our holiday reflection to focus not on what has been, but on what could be. What do you want next for yourself? For campus? For the Jewish community? For the world? What do you need to invest your time or energy in to make that possible? Sometimes the first step to a better tomorrow is having the courage to put your hopes and dreams out there in the world – so this year Drexel Hillel is inviting our community to do just that. We hope you’ll submit your reflections on What’s Next? for you and encourage you to ask your friends and family What’s Next? for them as well.
We encourage you to share your reflections on the theme with us in one or more of the following formats:
- A video (3 minutes or less) sharing your reflection (the video will be shared on Hillel’s YouTube channel and some may be featured during various virtual gatherings or on other social media)
- A reflection (350 – 500 words) to share aloud during a Hillel virtual service, or at a Hillel socially distanced in person gathering
- A written reflection or piece of creative writing (approx 350 words) to be shared digitally and in print with our community
- A piece of visual art, music, or other creative media to be shared digitally and in print with our community
As you craft your piece, please remember the goal is personal reflections – we ask that you avoid generalizations about what “we” experience or “what Jews or Drexel students do / think” and instead share your thoughts and feelings from your personal perspective focusing on “I statements.” If you can, tell a story that helps us get to know you and your perspective in a more relational manner.
You are encouraged but not required to share a photo or image with (or as) your reflection. Please also let us know whether we have permission to share your reflection with attribution or anonymously and whether you would be interested in sharing your reflection during our High Holiday services (or at another time). Questions should be sent to Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, firstname.lastname@example.org.