Special Events Fall 2016 semester

Come join JSU as we observe the High Holidays!

Rosh Hashanah 
Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, October 2.
Service begins at 5:30 at Abbey Interfaith Chapel
Holiday dinner served at Eliot House* at 7 (please RSVP for a catered dinner)
RH Day 1  Monday October 3rd
Morning service at UMass Hillel and/or area synagogues (which we will facilitate)
Afternoon at MHC - 4:00 pm Tashlich at lower lake.  Meet at EH lounge*.
RH Day 2 Monday October 4th
We will assist in arranging transportation
Students - note that classes are held on Monday and Tuesday, October 3&4
Please keep your professors and instructors informed about your plans for holiday observance.  
If you will be missing classes, make sure you let them know at least a week beforehand.
Yom Kippur 
begins on the evening of Tuesday, October 11th and continues through Wednesday October 12th. The school Fall break also occurs at this time, ending on Tuesday October 11th, with classes resuming on October 12th.  
Faculty have been alerted to this conflict and have agreed to make accommodations for students who are missing class because of their observance.
As above, please give your instructors plenty of notice about your plans.
Observance of Yom Kippur at Mount Holyoke will be announced in the upcoming weeks.


*If you have a disability and would like to attend any events in Eliot House, please contact Annie Clattenburg, 413-538-2054, or, in advance of the event to discuss your accommodation needs.

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