High Holidays 2020

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Schedule of Services

How to Obtain a Machzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

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Schedule of Services and Experiences

Rosh Hashanah Evening: September 18

Student-led Conservative Services
5:45-6:45pm

Join Jeremy Costin and other student leaders for Erev Rosh Hashanah via Zoom. Register here (this link is only for Erev Rosh Hashanah; to register for the other Conservative services, see below and go to higherholidays.org.) Contact Jeremy for more info.

Reform Services with Rabbi Eric
6:00-7:15pm

Join Rabbi Eric and student leaders for Reform Erev Rosh Hashanah services: Friday night Shabbat meets High Holidays with guitar, inspirational readings, and opportunities to explore personal meaning and reflection. Register here (you must register separately for each individual service led by Rabbi Eric that you’d like to attend). Contact Rabbi Eric for more info.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: September 19

Abridged Reform Services with Rabbi Eric
10:00-11:30am

Join Rabbi Eric and student leaders for an abridged Reform service. Throughout worship, we’ll cover key prayers and explore the themes of the High Holidays (while keeping the service Zoom appropriate). Register here (you must register separately for each individual service led by Rabbi Eric that you’d like to attend). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Full Reform Services from Hillel International
Early service: 10:00am ET/7:00am PT; Late service: 1:30am ET/10:30am PT

Join Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi and students from around the globe for Hillel International’s “Higher Holidays.” For a full Reform service, join the “In the Book” service; for a more creative service, choose “Beyond the Book.” Register at HigherHolidays.org. Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Conservative Shacharit with Hillel International
9:45am-11:15am

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18!

“The Shofar: Learning to Listen, Learning to Grow”
1:00-2:00pm

How do we actually grow and change on the High Holidays? Join Rabbi Eric and other students to hear the shofar and learn about the power of its sound: a call for deep listening and growth. Missed services? No problem–get your High Holiday fix here! Register here (you must register separately for each individual discussion/conversation). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Self-Guided Tashlich
Time: On Your Own

Tashlich is the physical reflection ritual in which we symbolically cast our sins away, often by throwing pieces of bread in a body of water. Use this self-guided Tashlich service for your own personal opportunity to reflect on the past year and consider hopes for the coming one. All you need is a body of water (freshwater is ideal, but you could even use a bathtub), some bread or other eco-friendly items like pebbles, and this step-by-step guide. Click here to download the Self-Guided Tashlich. Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Rosh Hashanah Evening II: September 19

Conservative Ma’ariv with Hillel International
6:30-7:15pm

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18!

Rosh Hashanah Day II: September 20

Conservative Musaf with Hillel International
10:30am-12:00pm

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18!


Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur Evening): September 27

Abridged Reform Services with Rabbi Eric
6:00-7:00

Join Rabbi Eric and student leaders for an abridged Reform service. Throughout worship, we’ll cover key prayers and explore the themes of the High Holidays (while keeping the service Zoom appropriate). Register here (you must register separately for each individual service led by Rabbi Eric that you’d like to attend). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Full Reform Services from Hillel International
Early service: 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT; Late service: 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Join Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi and students from around the globe for Hillel International’s “Higher Holidays.” Register at HigherHolidays.org. Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Conservative Kol Nidre/Ma’ariv with Hillel International
6:15-7:45pm

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27!

Yom Kippur Morning: September 28

Abridged Reform Services with Rabbi Eric
10:00-11:15am

Join Rabbi Eric and student leaders for an abridged Reform service. Throughout worship, we’ll cover key prayers and explore the themes of the High Holidays (while keeping the service Zoom appropriate). Register here (you must register separately for each individual service led by Rabbi Eric that you’d like to attend). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Full Reform Services from Hillel International
Early service: 10:00am ET/7:00am PT; Late service: 1:00pm ET/10:0am PT

Join Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi and students from around the globe for Hillel International’s “Higher Holidays.” For a full Reform service, join the “In the Book” service; for a more creative service, choose “Beyond the Book.” Register at HigherHolidays.org. Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Conservative Musaf with Hillel International
11:30am-1:00pm

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27!

Yom Kippur Afternoon: September 28

Open Conversation and Reflection
1:00-1:50pm

Join your fellow classmates to hang out and discuss whatever is on your mind, as well as reflect on the High Holidays. Plus–ask the rabbi! Register here (you must register separately for each individual discussion/conversation). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Student-Led Text Study with Jeremy
2:00-2:50pm

Join Conservices student leader Jeremy Costin for a conversation and learning opportunity. Register here (you must register separately for each individual discussion/conversation). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

“Fate and Free Will on the High Holidays”
3:00-4:00pm

Are we in control of our own lives? Do our choices matter? Learn about the tension between fate and free will that we hear on the High Holidays. Register here (you must register separately for each individual discussion/conversation). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Yom Kippur Yizkor & Ne’ilah: September 28

Yizkor: A Discussion and Meditation on Memory with Rabbi Eric
4:15-5:15

Join Rabbi Eric for learning and a conversation about grief, loss, and the power of memory. We’ll also take some time for reflection on our own personal loss and grief. Register here (you must register separately for each individual discussion/conversation). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Abridged Closing Reform Services with Rabbi Eric
5:45-6:30

Join Rabbi Eric and student leaders for an abridged Reform service to close out the day. Throughout worship, we’ll cover key prayers and explore the themes of the High Holidays (while keeping the service Zoom appropriate). Register here (you must register separately for each individual service led by Rabbi Eric that you’d like to attend). Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.

Conservative Yizkor with Hillel International
6:30-6:55pm

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27!

Conservative Ne’ilah with Hillel International
7:00-8:00pm

Hopkins Hillel students will join students from across the world for Conservative services, brought to you by Hillel International’s Higher Holidays. Register at HigherHolidays.org and choose the Princeton option. Contact Jeremy Costin for more details. TO JOIN, YOU MUST REGISTER BY 12PM ET ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27!

Full Reform Yizkor & Ne’ilah from Hillel International
Early service: 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT; Late service: 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT

Join Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi and students from around the globe for Hillel International’s “Higher Holidays.” Register at HigherHolidays.org. Contact Rabbi Eric for more details.


How to Obtain a Machzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

For Reform services with Rabbi Eric, you can find an online edition of the Rosh Hashanah machzor here and the Yom Kippur machzor here. Thank you to the CCAR for providing these for free.

For student-led Conservative services, you can find a digital copy of the High Holiday machzorLev Shalem, please go to https://issuu.com/store/code and enter the code “UDGSPWN2”. You will be given the option to login with your Facebook or Google credentials, or to create a new, free account with Issuu.  Once you access the machzor, it may default to a left-to-right display. To make the machzor readable in the correct direction, just drag the slider bar at the bottom of the display all the way to the right.  We recommend downloading the machzor on a smaller device you can hold in your hands, like an iPad, and the service on a different device.  Thank you to the Rabbinical Assembly for sponsoring a licensed digital version; you can find more information and FAQs here.

For Reform and Conservative services with Hillel International, please visit higherholidays.org.


For More Information:

For Reform services, learning/conversations, and self-guided Tashlich, please reach out to Rabbi Eric.

For Conservative worship, please reach out to Jeremy Costin.

For Orthodox inquiries, please reach out to Rabbi Cantor.