Hillel JUC offers a variety of holiday observance opportunities from dinners to services to on-campus activities for all students! Continue on this page for information about upcoming Holidays and the dates of Holidays throughout the year.

Rosh Hashanah
September 20 and 21, 2017

Pitt:
Erev Rosh Hashanah, 
Wednesday, September 20 at the O’Hara Student Center
7pm Services Led by Rabbi Shmuli Rothstein
7:45pm Dinner ($10 suggested donation)
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Thursday, September 21 Across Campus
DIY Rosh Hashanah Dinners- contact Danielle at [email protected] with questions
Click here to sign up for DIY Meals!

CMU:
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 20 at Hillel JUC (4607 Forbes Avenue)
5:30pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner ($10 suggested donation)
Rosh Hashanah Services in the Community (check Hillel for times and information, or email Danielle at [email protected])
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Thursday, September 21 Across Campus
Rosh Hashanah Services in the Community (check Hillel for times and information, or email Danielle at [email protected])
DIY Rosh Hashanah Dinners- contact Danielle at [email protected] with questions
Click here to sign up for DIY Meals!

Yom Kippur
September 29 and 30, 2017

Pitt:
Friday, September 29 at Hillel JUC (4607 Forbes Avenue)
5pm Pre Fast Dinner at Hillel ($10 suggested donation)
Yom Kippur Services in the Community (check Hillel for times and information, or email Danielle at [email protected])
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Saturday, September 30 Break Fast at the William Pitt Union
7pm Neilah Service in Room 548 Led by Rabbi Shmuli Rothstein
8pm Break Fast Meal in 6th floor CCLD
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CMU:
Friday, September 29 at Hillel JUC (4607 Forbes Avenue)
5pm Pre Fast Dinner at Hillel ($10 suggested donation)
Yom Kippur Services in the Community (check Hillel for times and information, or email Danielle at [email protected])
Click here to RSVP!

Saturday, September 30 Break Fast at the AEPi House (Corner of Forbes Avenue and Moorewood Avenue)
7:44pm Shofar and Break Fast Meal
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Jewish Holidays and Dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Year 5778 on the Hebrew Calendar

Rosh Hashana September 20-22, 2017 The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur September 29-30, 2017 Day of Atonement
Sukkot October 5-11, 2017 Feast of Booths
Shmini Atzeret October 12, 2017 Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah October 13, 2017 Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah December 13-20, 2017 Festival of Re-dedication or Festival of Lights
Tu B’Shvat January 31, 2018 New Year of the Trees
Purim March 1, 2018 Festival of Lots
Shushan Purim March 2, 2018 Purim celebrated in walled cities
Pesach (Passover) March 31-April 7, 2018 Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah April 12, 2018 Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron April 18, 2018 Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut April 19, 2018 Israeli Independence Day
Lag B’Omer May 3, 2018 33rd Day of the Counting of the Omer
Yom Yerushalayim May 13, 2018 Jerusalem Day
Shavuot May 20-21, 2018 Festival of Weeks
Tish’a B’Av July 22, 2018 The Ninth of Av
Tu B’Av July 27, 2018 Jewish/Israeli festival of love