High Holidays at Bowdoin College, Fall 2022/5783

High Holidays at Bowdoin College, Fall 2022/5783

Jewish students will mark two of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar over the next few weeks. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish New Year and the beginning of a 10-day period of repentance; the traditional greeting is shanah tovah or “happy new year!” The 10 day period, known as the “Days of Awe,” concludes with Yom Kippur, a day of strict fasting known as “the Day of Atonement.”

All are welcome to attend these upcoming holiday events sponsored by Bowdoin Hillel. Note: RSVP required for meals; seating is limited.

Rabbi Vinikoor will be leading Erev Rosh Hashanah services. Otherwise, our services will be led by Rabbi Michael Mitgang, a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College.

Rosh Hashanah

  • Sunday, Sept. 25:
    • 5pm, Erev Rosh Hashanah Services (Daggett Lounge, Thorne)
    • 6:30pm, Dinner (Main Lounge, Moulton)
  • Monday, Sept. 26:
    • 10:30am, Morning services (Dagget Lounge, Thorne)
    • 12:30pm, Lunch (Main Lounge, Moulton)
    • 2:15pm, Tashlich service (Meet at Polar Bear Statue)

Yom Kippur

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4:
    • 6pm, Dinner (Main Lounge, Moulton)
    • 7:30pm, Kol Nidre Service (Daggett Lounge, Thorne)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5:
    • 10:30am, Morning Services (Daggett Lounge)
    • 5pm, Afternoon Services and Neilah (Daggett Lounge)
    • 6:45pm, Break-Fast snack (outside Daggett Lounge)
    • 7pm, Dinner (Main Lounge)

Jewish students: if you have questions about academic accommodations during High Holidays, please reach out to Oliver Goodrich.

  • Sukkot – October 9‑11
  • Shmini Atzeret – October 16‑17
  • Simchat Torah – October 17‑18