Auburn student group recognizing Jewish Holy Days with variety of events

Published: September 19, 2022

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Over the next month, Jewish communities worldwide will celebrate the Jewish Holy Days, a series of holidays that are some of the most important days on the Jewish calendar. During this time, which marks the Jewish New Year, there is an emphasis on forgiveness and atonement.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two holidays of the High Holy Days, and this year, Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—will be observed Sept. 25-27. Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, will be observed on Oct. 4-5 and usually involves a day of fasting, confession and prayer.

While not part of the High Holy Days, this period is also when Sukkot, observed Oct. 9-16, and Simchat Torah, observed Oct. 17-18, take place. The former is a pilgrimage festival celebrated with a weeklong feast, and the latter celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings.

Those interested in learning more or wanting to get involved with Auburn’s Jewish community 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 more than 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, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, monthly “This Month in DEI” calendar. For other notes of recognition, please visit the OID website, on InstagramDEI landing page or by signing up for the OID newsletter.