High Holidays 2013

At Maryland Hillel, we feel strongly that any Jewish student, alumni or community member should be able to worship and experience the High Holidays here – their way – on their terms – regardless of their ability to pay. Last year alone, we served 2,000 individuals!  We’re proud to offer four distinct High Holiday services that are open to everyone simply because we believe it’s the right thing to do.   You may choose from Orthodox, Conservative (Egalitarian), Reform and a “Greatest Hits” service.  Each service will be lead by students, volunteers and Hillel’s educational staff. Additionally we have a variety of learning opportunities.

Download the 2013 High Holiday Schedule Here —> HighHolidaySchedule2013  (Please note the location of your desired service as they all DO NOT take place at Hillel)


Here are a list of additional resources for the High Holidays:

Click Here for Holiday Exemption Letters.  Please note students should make appropriate arrangements with their professors prior to missing class.  Please allow for 3-5 days for letter request to be processed and printed.   The Exemption letters may be picked up at Hillel.

Hillel is pleased to offer Erev Rosh Hashana Dinner, Rosh Hashana Lunch, Kol Nidre’s – Pre- Fast Meal and Yom Kippur’s Break Fast Meal.  Click here to register for meals.



In order to better accommodate you, we ask that all community members register for tickets in advance. Click here to register.

We receive no funding from the University, and count on our community to make it happen.   Eighty percent of our funding comes from private individuals like you.   We need your help! Please consider a making meaningful, tax-deductible gift which can be processed on the registration page.


Parking Information

Parking is limited at Hillel and will remain on a first come, first served basis.   For evening parking (Erev Rosh Hashana and Kol Nidre) free parking is available in Lot 1 which is a short, 5 minute walk away from Hillel and in Lot Y which is adjacent to the Memorial Chapel.

Important:  The University is OPEN during the holidays and parking restrictions WILL apply for through the holidays. You are permitted to park in the Mowatt Garage, Stadium Garage or in the metered parking on campus.    For a list of all parking options, please see the University of Maryland Department of Transportation website.