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Join the Hillel community for a meaningful and memorable High Holiday season.

We are happy to offer dynamic online spiritual experiences for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

in partnership with Hillel International, as well as a variety of programs to help make meaning of the holiday season.

Students, parents, AU faculty and staff, and members of our extended Hillel family can register for services here.

Rosh Hashanah Services

Saturday, September 19

Morning Services - 10:00 AM ET

"In the Book" & "Unbound" Channels

Yom Kippur Services

Sunday, September 27

Kol Nidre Service - 5:30 PM ET

Monday, September 28

Morning Services - 10:00 AM ET

"In the Book" & "Unbound" Channels

Monday, September 28

Yizkor & Neilah Services - 6:00 PM ET

"In the Book" services will feature the highlights of traditional holiday services and will resemble what might be found in a Reform or Conservative synagogue setting. The "Unbound" channel will offer a more out-of-the-box experience with music, learning, comedy, and conversation.

Student Pre-Holiday L'Chaim (Toast)

Friday, September 18, 3:30 PM ET

Rosh Hashanah - 2 - U : Holiday Packages for Students

Hillel is delighted to offer special holiday packages at no cost for students spending the semester in the Washington area.

Packages will include challah, grape juice, candles, honey sticks, and more!

They will be delivered on Friday, September 18 to students living in designated neighborhoods

including Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, and Dupont Circle. 

Special arrangements can be made for students outside of these areas to receive their packages.


Get full details and sign up for your delivery now!

Virtual Tashlich

Tashlich is a ceremony to symbolically cast off misdeeds and regrets, traditionally performed during the High Holiday time period.

Join us for a virtual version of this powerful ritual!

Monday, September 21, 5:00 PM ET

The Blast: Public Shofar Blowings Around the Washington Area

AU Hillel is proud to co-sponsor The Blast, an opportunity for the Jewish community in the DC area to welcome Rosh Hashanah

with city-wide shofar blasts.  The shofar will be blown outdoors around the city on Friday, September 18, at 5:00 PM,

and all are welcome attend (with appropriate social distance). 


Find the nearest shofar blowing to you!

Teshuvah in our Times: Anti-Racism Learning Group

The High Holiday season is traditionally a time for self-reflection and heshbon ha-nefesh (personal accounting).

We invite students to join us in bringing that spirit to the work of anti-racism, exploring how we can promote racial justice as

individuals and as members of the Jewish community.

Participants will meet for three weeks during the High Holiday season, forming a cohort together and grappling with

the question of teshuvah (return / repentance) in our times.

Register here.