High Holidays 2021

High Holidays 2021

Hopkins Hillel’s High Holiday services are currently open to Hopkins students, faculty, and staff who abide by the university’s COVID-19 policies, are vaccinated, and are currently symptom-free and COVID-negative. Worshippers may be asked to present their J Card and answer screening questions (with Prodensity or this screening form). We ask that all worshippers be vaccinated. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, worship is not open to the general public this year.

Services will follow university and state guidelines and rules for the pandemic, which may include, among other protocols, masks and social distancing.

Note that as the situation and policies change, so may our holiday plans. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/ and https://hopkinshillel.org/covid-19/.

Meals are currently grab-and-go only.

To order a holiday meal plan, please click here.

To order a specific meal for Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur, click here.

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In-Person Services with Hopkins Hillel (Hopkins affiliates only)

Virtual Services and Offerings through Hillel International

IN-PERSON SERVICES WITH HOPKINS HILLEL

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 6th

Reform Services (at the Interfaith Center)

Evening Services – 5:30pm

For more information, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.

*For information on Conservative Rosh Hashanah services, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.*

*For Orthodox Rosh Hashanah services, please visit Chabad at Johns Hopkins.*


Dinner (at Hopkins Hillel)

Dinner – 7:00pm

GRAB AND GO ONLY

Free for students with advanced reservations only. Click here to register for the fall Holiday meal plan and click here to sign up for individual meals.



Tuesday, September 7th

Reform Services (at the Interfaith Center)

Morning Services – 10:00am

*For information on Conservative Rosh Hashanah services, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.*

*For Orthodox Rosh Hashanah services, please visit Chabad at Johns Hopkins.*


Dinner (at Hopkins Hillel)

Dinner – 7:00pm

GRAB AND GO ONLY

$12 for students with advanced reservations only. Click here to register for the fall Holiday meal plan and click here to sign up for individual meals.



Wednesday, September 8th

*For information on Conservative Rosh Hashanah services, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.*

*For Orthodox Rosh Hashanah services, please visit Chabad at Johns Hopkins.*




Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 15th

Dinner (at Hopkins Hillel)

Pre-fast Dinner – 5:00pm

GRAB AND GO ONLY

$12 for students with advanced reservations only. Click here to register for the fall Holiday meal plan and click here to sign up for individual meals.


Reform Services (at the Interfaith Center)

Kol Nidre Service – 6:30pm

For more information, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.

Conservative Services (at the Interfaith Center)

Kol Nidre Service – 6:30pm

For more information, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.

Orthodox Services (at Hopkins Hillel)

Kol Nidre Service – 6:50pm

For more information, please contact Rabbi Don Cantor.



Thursday, September 16th

Reform Services (at the Interfaith Center)

Morning Service (followed by Yizkor) – 10:00am

Afternoon and Concluding Services – 4:45pm

For more information, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.

Conservative Services (at the Interfaith Center)

Morning Service – 9:15am

Yizkor – 11:30am

Mincha – 5:45pm

Neilah – 6:00pm Shofar/Havdalah

For more information, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.

Orthodox Services (at Hopkins Hillel):

Morning Service – 9:15am

Yizkor – 11:30am

Mincha – 4:45pm

Neilah – 7:00pm Shofar/Havdalah

For more information, please contact Rabbi Don Cantor.


Dinner

Break-fast Dinner following services (Hopkins Hillel)

GRAB AND GO ONLY

Free for students with advanced reservations only. Click here to register for the fall Holiday meal plan and click here to sign up for individual meals.

**Any student is welcome at any denomination’s service!*





VIRTUAL SERVICES THROUGH HILLEL INTERNATIONAL

Visit HigherHolidays.org!

This year, like last year, Hillel International is offering virtual services under the name “Higher Holidays.” If you do not or cannot attend Hillel’s in-person services, you are welcome to join these virtual services. Services are subject to change. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eric Abbott.

As of August 9, 2021, the schedule is as follows; more details, links, and/or registration to follow.

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 6 

Rosh Hashanah Day I – Tuesday, September 7

Rosh Hashanah Day II – Wednesday, September 8

10 Days of Teshuvah

Sunday, September 12, 1pm ET / 10am PT

  • Reverse Tashlich with USC Hillel

Monday, September 13, 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Tuesday, September 14, 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Kol Nidre – Wednesday September 15

Yom Kippur – Thursday September 16