Emory Hillel works hard to meet the religious needs of all Jewish students during the High Holidays and to make the holidays engaging and meaningful for students away from home. Hillel offers Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services for all of the High Holidays. All services are open to students at no charge. Reform services are held at the Marcus Hillel Center, and Conservative Services are held at Cannon Chapel. Faculty, Atlanta locals, and guests are welcome to purchase tickets to attend services.
High Holiday Services 2017/5778
Students are not required to purchase tickets, however we ask that you bring your student ID to services.
Erev Rosh Hashana Wednesday, September 20
Rosh Hashana Day 1: Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashana Day 2: Friday, September 22
Kol Nidre: Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur: Saturday, September 30
NOTE TO STUDENTS: To avoid some of the pitfalls with academic conflicts during the holidays, please discuss your needs with your professors as soon as you receive your syllabi. While professors are not obligated to excuse absences, they generally will work with you. Please contact Hillel at 404-963-2548 if a conflict remains unresolved after you have attempted to resolve the conflict on your own.
Shabbat Services and Dinner
Every Friday evening during the semester, Emory Hillel has several student-led prayer services. Each service has energetic leaders that make the services enjoyable and welcoming. Dinners take place after services and are open to the entire Emory community, as well as free to all students. Each dinner is a unique experience—whether it features a performance from Emory’s Jewish a capella group, ChaiTunes, a collaboration with another Emory student club, or our unique Shabbat Unchained!
The Shabbat-to-Go program allows students to celebrate Shabbat with their own friends, in their own space, in their own style. Hillel provides for hosts a small food subsidy to host their friends in their own space. The Shabbat-to-Go program allows students to take Shabbat into their own hands.
Emory Hillel is proud to offer a wide variety of Passover experiences, meals, and celebrations. We offer a Seder on the first night – sponsored by the Schinazi Family. Hillel also provides lunch and dinner for students every day during Passover.