Israeli Folk Dancing


Amelia Ender is our Jewish Chaplain

Dear New Students,

I hope you all are enjoying your summers and anticipating this exciting new chapter in your lives with curiosity and enthusiasm!

I am the Jewish Chaplain at Mount Holyoke College. I welcome you to our lovely campus and to our vibrant Jewish community. The JSU (Jewish Student Union) coordinates Jewish life on campus and is equivalent to a Hillel. Additionally, we and the other consortium colleges are affiliated with the UMass Hillel. JSU is an active student group, both diverse and inclusive. Whatever your denomination or non-denomination, you will be warmly welcomed and included; we will do our best to help you find a place to express and share your spiritual, religious, cultural, and social interests. 

Our pluralistic community is rich and ever-changing, comprised of your ideas, interests, questions, traditions, skills and recipes!  Listening to your stories, your amazingly varied and unique backgrounds, we all grow and learn from each other.  All are welcome and valued.

For all things Religious & Spiritual Life check out our Facebook Page

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

Come Join JSU as we observe the High Holidays!

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah  Sunday September 9

Service begins at 5:00 at Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary
Holiday dinner served at Eliot House at 7:00 (kindly RSVP for a catered dinner)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1  Monday September 10

Morning service at UMass Hillel and/or area synagogues (we can arrange transportation)
Taschlich at Lower Lake (MHC) 4:00. Meet at Eliot House

Rosh Hashanah Day 2  Tuesday September 11

We will assist with arranging transportation

Please note that classes are held on Monday and Tuesday September 10th and 11th. Please keep your professors informed about your plans for holiday observances. If you will be missing classes, make sure to let them know as early as possible. 

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre  Tuesday September 18 at 6:00 in Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Break Fast will be held Wednesday September 19 at 8:00 in Eliot House

Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary will be open all day for prayer and contemplation. 

Amelia Ender, Jewish Chaplain
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street – Eliot House
South Hadley, MA 01075-1428