High Holiday Schedule
Rosh Hashanah Services & Events Sunday 9/25 – Tuesday 9/27
Sunday September 25, 2022:
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Soulful Erev Rosh Hashanah
6pm, Scheller Chapel, 3rd Floor
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
7pm, Fishman and Green Dining Room
Monday September 26, 2022:
Rosh Hashanah Morning Services
10am: Scheller Chapel
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Tashlich and Picnic on the Schuylkill, 4pm
Meet at the Perelman Center Terrace
Join Hillel for the annual tradition of ritually casting off our sins, misdeeds, and short comings. We’ll meet at the Perelman Center to walk to the Fairmount Water Works Trail and Boardwalk where we’ll join together for this short and hands on ritual (bring old bread, crackers or sunflower seeds, or we can provide). Stay for a BYO picnic dinner (Hillel will provide some snacks and treats) or head back to campus. The walk is approximately 20mins. RSVP appreciated (so we don’t accidentally leave you behind!).
Tuesday October 4th, 2022:
Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur Evening) Services
6:30pm: Scheller Chapel
Wednesday October 5th, 2022:
Yom Kippur Morning Services
10am: Scheller Chapel
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Soulful Yom Kippur Neilah (Closing the Gates)
6:30pm: Perelman Center Oculus / 3rd Floor Outdoor Courtyard (rain location Cozen Terrace)
JUST FOR STUDENTS: Yom Kippur Break the Fast
Opportunities Outside the Perelman Center
What Brings You Joy?
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit a video response to Hillel’s annual public reflection question!
Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav taught that “Mitzva gedola l’hiyos b’simcha – it’s a great mitzva to live happily,” but finding and sustaining joy can sometimes be a hard task – especially when there are so many things in the world and our own personal lives that can create anxiety. This year over the High Holidays, our Drexel community is going to engage and reflect together on where we find joy, how we can help others find joy, and what it takes to sustain a sense of joyfulness, even in the face of life’s bigger challenges.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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