High Holidays 5780

Hillel at Gallaudet wishes you..

L’shana Tova – Happy New Year!

September 29, 6pm through 9pm – we warmly invite you to join us and celebrate the High Holidays. This is a beautiful time of reflection and joy, and we are thrilled to share that experience together.

Hillel at Gallaudet students and community members will be leading the High Holiday Services at Peikoff Alumni House and the participants can expect to appreciate all the services being led in American Sign Language. Community members and visitors are most welcome to join — no matter where you come from, you are welcome here.

RSVP is required to ensure that we order enough food from Moti’s Market (kosher certified and vegan options provided).

Have accessibility concerns? Please contact us by September 24th so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We want everyone to fully enjoy the new year!

Registration

Gallaudet Students:

  • RSVP is required in ahead of time for adequate food — please complete the registration;
  • If interested to participate in our services, please check mark when you see this question on the first page while you complete the registration;
  • Financial assistance is provided for students with financial hardship. If this applies you, please complete the registration and check mark when you see this question on the third page. WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US!

Community Members:

  • RSVP is required in ahead of time for adequate food — please complete the registration;
  • If interested to participate in our services, please check mark when you see this question on the first page while you complete the registration;
  • If you’re looking to do a mitzvah and subsidize tickets for students, we’re most grateful for your financial support and please check mark when you see this question on the first page and then select the following options on the registration.

Ticket Admissions:

  • Children (under 5): free
  • Youth (6-12): $5
  • University Student (any school): $10
  • Gallaudet Faculty/Staff: $20
  • Community Member (ages 12+): $30

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

FAQ

What are High Holidays?

The High Holidays, High Holy Days, and Days of Awe all refer to the ten day period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the new year, and Yom Kippur is the day of atonement.

New Year’s? But it’s September!

Double check your calendar because actually, Rosh Hashanah is Tishrei 1st… 😉 The Hebrew calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar (the one you have all your doctor’s appointments and homework due dates written on).

The Hebrew calendar begins with the month of Tishrei, which often falls along September. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of September 29th and ends October 1st. We will be holding a service for Erev Rosh Hashanah, or the opening evening.

While it’s 2019 everywhere else, the Hebrew calendar is about to turn over to 5780!

How do I get tickets?

Check out our RSVP page!

What is the deadline to register?

Friday, September 20th, at 12:00 P.M. (been extended to Sunday, 4:00 pm)

I’m not a Gallaudet student or staff member, can I still come?

Of course you can. We welcome all attendees! We simply ask that you RSVP to get a ticket.

Can I bring my friends?

The more the merrier! Make sure that they RSVP, too.

I’m not Jewish, can I still come?

Everyone — we repeat, EVERYONE, is welcome to join! As long as you RSVP and are respectful to others, please feel free to come and experience this beautiful holiday with us.

What do I wear?

This event is strictly black-tie… just kidding. Whether you just got off work or just got out of class, you’re free to join us but please try your best to dress casual or nice as if you’re going on a date with your soulmate.

Will there be food?

NO. GET YOUR OWN. …Just kidding! Of course we’ll have dinner. We are offering a menu from Moti’s Market, including vegetarian/vegan options! All food is certified kosher.

Is this event/venue accessible?

Peikoff Alumni House (Ole Jim) has a ramp and an elevator to the 2nd floor, where the event will take place. Services will be conducted in American Sign Language.

If you have more questions about access or would like to request reasonable accommodation, please contact director@gallaudethillel.org by September 24th. We want to make sure this event is fully accessible and enjoyable to all.