High Holy Days


Georgetown Students and Friends of Georgetown University:

Every year, Jewish Life at Georgetown strives to make the High Holy Days a rich, meaningful season for connection and community on campus. We are excited to welcome students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to services in Gaston Hall.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be led by Rabbi Daniel Schaefer, the Interim Director for Jewish Life, and our High Holy Day Cantor, Jonathan Strum.

This year, we’ll be joined by Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Senior Research Fellow for Jewish Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations at Georgetown University. We are honored to have Rabbi Skorka deliver sermons to our community on Rosh Hashanah morning and Kol Nidre.

We ask that you register for Georgetown’s High Holy Days services and please consider supporting Jewish Life at Georgetown with a donation. (new window)

High Holy Days 5784/2023 Schedule

All services will be held in Gaston Hall on the third floor of Healy Hall.

Friday, September 15

EREV ROSH HASHANAH Ma’ariv (evening) service, 7:00 PM

Begin the season right! Pray, reflect, and celebrate the Jewish New Year in community.

Saturday, September 16

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1 Shacharit (morning) service, 9:30 AM, Musaf 12 PM

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2 off-campus options.

Sunday, September 24

KOL NIDREI Ma’ariv (evening) service, 7:00 PM

Pro Tips: Consider wearing white, per tradition. But no pressure to.

Monday, September 25

YOM KIPPUR Shacharit (morning) service, 9:30 AM, Musaf 12:00 pm, Yizkor 12:30 PM

Pro Tips: If it is hot and you need to drink water, please consider your health first and bring and don’t be embarrassed to drink water. Consider wearing white, per tradition, but no pressure to.

YOM KIPPUR Afternoon Mincha & Neilah 5:00 PM | Join us for closing services.