Auburn spotlights history of Jewish High Holy Days

Published: September 16, 2021

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In September we celebrate a series of significant Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah from Sept. 6-8, Yom Kippur from Sept. 15-16, the first days of Sukkot from Sept. 20-27 and Simchat Torah from Sept. 28-29. Known as the High Holy Days, these holidays are deeply significant to members of the Jewish community and commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy. 

The two main High Holy Days were celebrated earlier this month, first, Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the Jewish New year, and second, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year and a day of atonement and repentance. Still to come this month is Sukkot, which is a weeklong celebration and feast. Simchat Torah is celebrated at its conclusion, serving as the end of the annual Torah reading cycle and the beginning of the new one. We invite all members of the Auburn Family to learn more about these holidays and allow members of our Jewish community to celebrate this ever-important month. 

For those interested in learning more or wanting to get involved with Auburn’s Jewish community, you can visit Hillel at Auburn, a student-driven organization that works to foster Jewish culture at Auburn. The Cross Cultural Center for Excellence supports Hillel at Auburn and over 20 multicultural student organizations to foster an inclusive and vibrant campus community.

For more information on Auburn’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, and other notes of recognition, please visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity through its website, on Instagram, new DEI landing page, or by signing up for the OID newsletter