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. This year, we are excited to reopen services to the community and return to 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.

To keep our community safe and healthy, all visitors are required to register and follow Georgetown University COVID-19 policies, including submitting proof of vaccination and a health attestation form before the services.

Register for Georgetown’s High Holy Days services. Please consider supporting Jewish Life at Georgetown with a donation.

High Holy Days 5783/2022 Schedule

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

Sunday, September 25

ROSH HASHANAH DINNER (Students Only) 5:30 PM

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

Begin the season right!  Pray, reflect, and celebrate the Jewish New Year in community. Welcome remarks will be given by President DeGioia.

Monday, September 26

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

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2 off-campus options.

Tuesday, October 4

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

Pro Tips: Eat before you come! Consider wearing white, per tradition.  But no pressure to.

Wednesday, October 5 

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 5:30 PM | Join us for closing services.

YOM KIPPUR BREAKFAST (Students Only) 7:00 PM