High Holidays

Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur 2021 • 5782

Maryland Hillel wants to provide a meaningful High Holiday experience while keeping the health of our community in mind. Spots are limited for all programs, advanced sign-up is required, and priority will be given to current UMD students. Please note that any non-student guests that will be joining us for the High Holidays must be vaccinated.

In-Person Services: Come together for on-campus services! Below is an overview of what will be offered. Check out our High Holidays Services website for detailed information. Please note that any non-student guests that will be joining us for the High Holidays must be vaccinated.

  • 45-Minute Highlights Service with Rabbi Ari: Go through the quintessential prayers from the service with Rabbi Ari Israel in 45 minutes.
  • Reform: Reform Service with Ruach
  • Conservative: Egalitarian Conservative services with Ometz.
  • Orthodox: Traditional Orthodox services with Kedma.

In-Person Programs: All programs will take place in the Rosenbloom Hillel Center unless otherwise indicated.

  • Rosh Hashana
    • Tuesday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m.: Reverse Tashlich (clean up a creek near campus) with Olivia –
    • Tuesday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m.: Start Off with a Sweet New Year Goal Setting Program with Dawn
  • Yom Kippur
    • Thursday, September 16 at 2:15 p.m.: Discovering Traditions, New and Old with Mal
    • Thursday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m.: Reflective Labyrinth Walk
      • Location: Meet at the Labyrinth outside of the UMD Memorial Chapel

Meals: Dine with us for the High Holidays!

  • Reserve Meals: for pre-fast and/or break fast.
  • North Campus Bagel Break Fast: Grab a bagel and light snacks with Maryland Hillel on North Campus. We’ll be in touch soon with more details. Thanks to a generous donor, the North Campus break fast is free

If you need a High Holiday exemption letter, submit this form. You should make appropriate arrangements with your professors, prior to missing class. Please allow 3-5 days for requests to be processed and prepared.