Traditions and Religious Observances
Please check back to this page for information on upcoming traditions and religious observances.
Rosh Hashanah 2019
Rosh Hashanah 2019 begins at sundown on September 29 and continues through nightfall on October 1. Please remember students, faculty, and staff of Jewish faith may take time off from classes and work to observe the belief that no labor is permitted on Rosh Hashanah. In an effort to not excluded students, faculty, and staff, please avoid planning extracurricular events as well. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish celebration of the new year and considered a “high holiday.” For more information about Rosh Hashanah, click here.
In addition to Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, begins at sundown October 8 and continues to night fall October 9. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day of the year for those of Jewish faith. Please note students, faculty, and staff may take these days off as well and please, in the spirit of inclusivity, avoid scheduling extracurricular events. For more information about Yom Kippur, click here.