High Holidays

Happy New Year! This year Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Yom Kippur begins Sunday evening September 27 and continues onto September 28. While things on and off campus certainly look different this year, we’re looking forward to ringing in the new Jewish year with opportunities to safely gather in person and virtually. 

~High Holidays on Campus~

  • Rosh Hashanah dinner (September 18) and lunch (September 19) are offered free of charge to Columbia/Barnard undergrads. For dinner, grab your meal to go with the option of eating outdoors on campus with a cluster of friends. For lunch, meet us on campus for an individually wrapped picnic lunch. Click here to sign up for dinner and/or lunch!
  • Services: We’re excited to offer an array of opportunities for those looking to engage with prayer and reflection for the High Holidays. Register here now!
  • Tashlich Ritual:  What are you letting go of so you can enter this New Year refreshed, as your best self? Take a walk with us to Riverside Park to symbolically “cast away” your misdeeds, mistakes and bad habits in a beautiful ritual called Tashlich.  We’ll meet outside the Kraft Center and walk to the riverfront in Riverside Park together on Friday, Sept 25th at 3pm.  Or, meet us directly at Riverside Park at 106th St at 3:30pm.  Email Rabbi Leah with questions.

~High Holidays @ Home~

  • Kraft Your Holidays Kit:  We want to send you something special to celebrate the High Holidays! Whether you’re in NYC, across the country or across the ocean, we’re bringing the CB Hillel High Holiday experience to you.  Enjoy this curated kit that will help you experience the wisdom, flavors and essence of the holiest days of the Jewish year.  You’ll get a custom bullet journal, DIY rituals, sweet treats and more! Snag your kit by signing up here!
  • Join our friends at Hillel International for Higher Holidays, an epic celebration of the high holiday season. Click here to save your seat!
  • What does Judaism have to say about civic engagement? About cancel culture? Join Social Justice Fellow Michaela and Rabbi Leah in exploring Jewish responses to some of the most important themes of the holidays and our society today.  Click here for more info and to register.  Email Michaela with questions.
  • Not sure what kind of high holiday experience or virtual service you’re looking for? Reach out to Rabbi Leah and she’ll help guide you.