Jewish members of our community enter the High Holy Days or “Days of Awe,” the most solemn days of the Jewish calendar beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and conclude ten days later with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, gathering at synagogue or temple, and prayers that continue throughout the day. At the end of Yom Kippur, the shofar is blown to indicate that the High Holy Days are concluded and forgiveness is granted.

[For our Jewish students who make a request to the Associate Dean related to religious observance, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are considered an excused absence].