High Holiday services are held on campus and are led by student rabbis from Hebrew Union College. During the High Holidays, W&L Hillel sponsors a pre-Rosh Hashanah dinner and a post-Yom Kippur break-fast, as well as religious services for one day of Rosh Hashanah (evening and morning services) and for Yom Kippur (including Kol Nidre the night before, morning service, afternoon service and Ne'ilah). Professors and coaches at W&L try to ensure that Jewish students missing class or practices to attend High Holiday services are in no way penalized. It is always helpful to alert professors and coaches in advance if you'll need to miss class or practice.
Before sukkot begins we have our annual sukkot building party and throughout the holiday we eat, socialize and have a good time celebrating the harvest festival.
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are the final holidays in the fall Jewish holiday cycle, and students, faculty, and community members come together for a party and celebration.
The W&L Hillel community gathers each night to light the menorah, to celebrate the miracle by having a Chanukah party and to make delicious latkes.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year of the Trees with a Tu Bishvat Seder. By partaking of different foods, we'll be recognizing the different types of trees out there.Unlike a Passover seder, this one will be quick and delicious.
There will be costumes, reading/shpiel of the Megillah, groggers, hamentashens, music and lots of food.
Hillel sponsors the first night Passover seder and ensures that students have kosher for Passover
food for the length of the holiday. Do you like chocolate? Each year before the holiday begins we celebrate by
having a Seder completely made up of chocolate.
A week of films, speakers, discussions and a Yom Hashoah Service to remember the lives of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, and the experiences of those who survived its horrors.
We join together to celebrate Israel's Independence with music, dancing, games, goodies and more! There will be a BBQ, activities and delicious treats.
It's customary to celebrate Lag B'Omer (the 33rd day of the Omer) with bonfires, music, and food. And what could be better than doing all of that with W&L Hillel.