High Holiday Schedule
Rosh Hashanah Services & Events Friday 9/15 – Sunday 9/17
Friday September 15, 2023:
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Soulful Erev Rosh Hashanah
6pm, Scheller Chapel, 3rd Floor
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Erev Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner
7pm, Fishman and Green Dining Room
Saturday September 16, 2023:
Rosh Hashanah Morning Services
10am: Scheller Chapel
Sunday September 17, 2023:
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Shofar on the Lawn (12 -3pm, Race Lawn)
Drop by to see our Rabbinic Intern Mat Wilson on Race Lawn for apples, honey and shofar blowing!
New Year Hike / Walk & Tashlich with Alumni & Friends
2:30pm, OFF CAMPUS – Wissahickon Valley Park (meet at Northwestern Avenue & Forbidden Drive)
Join Rabbi Isabel and local area students, alumni and friends for an afternoon walk in the Wissahickon! We’ll do tashlich (cast off our sins) in the creek and then participants will have the option to stroll Forbidden Drive (stroller friendly), hike the Andorra Woods loop, or just hang out in the glorious early fall weather! **Students coming from campus can request s LYFT code!**
Sunday September 24th, 2023:
STUDENTS ONLY: Pre-Fast Community Dinner
5:15pm, Perelman Center
Whether or not you are staying for services, join us for a special pre-fast meal!
Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur Evening) Services
6:30pm: Scheller Chapel
Monday September 25th, 2023:
Yom Kippur Morning Services
9:30am: Scheller Chapel
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Soulful Yom Kippur Neilah (Closing the Gates)
6:45pm: Perelman Center
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Yom Kippur Break the Fast
7:30pm: Perelman Center Cozen Terrace
Opportunities Outside the Perelman Center
Where Do You Belong?
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to participate in Hillel’s annual public reflection question!
This year over the High Holidays, our Drexel community is going to engage and reflect together on belonging! High Holiday sermons, student mini-divrei torah, and guest reflections will center on an exploration of what it means to find your people, your place, and your community – on campus and beyond.
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
- A social media post – make sure to tag @drexel_hillel
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, email@example.com.
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