Rosh Hashanah

For those observing Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year:

This year, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, occurs during Orientation. Services will be held on campus in Mead Chapel, on Wednesday evening, September 4, at 7:00 PM and Thursday morning, September 5, at 9:30 AM. For those observing the second day of Rosh Hashanah, there are services at the local Havurah on Friday, September 6, at 9:30 AM.

If you plan on attending the evening Rosh Hashanah service on Wednesday, please arrange to  have completed your Advising Session prior to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, so you can promptly register for classes on line at 5:30 PM and then join with Hillel students for dinner in the Redfield-Proctor Dining Room at 6:00 PM, prior to services.

Thursday’s Tashlich Service at the Otter Creek Footbridge, Marble Works side, is at 5:00 PM.  There will be an alternative Common Reading session scheduled for those attending Tashlich.

We have made significant changes to our Orientation schedule so that registration may occur prior to the start of the holiday on Wednesday evening.

If you plan on attending any of the services, please send an e-mail note to Associate Chaplain/Rabbi Ira Schiffer ischiffe@middlebury.edu. He is coordinating with Middlebury Hillel to make your Orientation and holiday experience as smooth and meaningful as possible.