Jewish High Holidays


The Jewish High Holidays includes Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and are observed by students, staff, and faculty at Emory. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the creation of the world in the Jewish tradition. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Ten Days of Awe. Yom Kippur is the conclusion of the Ten Days of Awe and is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year. It is characterized by fasting, seeking forgiveness and atonement.

There are a number of ways to observe the Jewish High Holidays at Emory University. See below for updated programming and email Emory Jewish Chaplain Jordan Braunig at jordan.braunig@emory.edu for more information or questions.

Hillel at Emory

Beginning September 25, 2022

Join Hillel in recognizing the Jewish High Holidays by participating in a series of events, including dinners, services, and lunches. RSVP Required here.                                     

All High Holiday services will also be live-streamed to Hillel's YouTube channel. For more information, please click here: https://hga.engage.hillel.org/landing/Emory

 

Chabad at Emory

All services located at the Chabad at Emory location (1526 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307)

To RSVP (required), please text 404-999-7787. For questions, please contact Chabad through their webpage here: https://www.chabademory.org/

  • Rosh Hashanah Night 1: Sunday, September 25, 2022
    •  7:00 p.m. - Celebrate Rosh Hashana. Uplifting New Year services 7:00 p.m. Followed by Brisket Dinner - Cost $18 
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Monday, September 26, 2022
    • 11:00 a.m. - Shofar at 12:30 p.m. followed by a delicious Rosh Hashana holiday lunch with your Emory Chabad fam. at 2:00 p.m. Tashlich 3:00 p.m.
  • Rosh Hashanah Night 2: Monday, September 26, 2022
    • 7:00 p.m. - Celebrate Rosh Hashana. Uplifting New Year services 7:00 p.m. Followed by a Brisket Dinner - Cost $18
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • 11:00 a.m. - Shofar at 12:30 p.m. followed by a delicious Rosh Hashana holiday lunch with your Emory Chabad fam. at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Kol Nidrei: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    • 7:15 p.m. - Begin the Holiest day of the year with an uplifting Kol Nidrei service 
  • Yom Kippur Day: Wendnesday, October 5, 2022
    • 11:00 a.m. - Join us for uplifting and engaging service with song, insights and meaning. *Yizkor memorial service 1:00 p.m.
  • Neilah & BF: Wendnesday, October 5, 2022
    • 6:30 p.m. - Wrap up the Holiest day with special prayers & Shofar followed by a delicious Break-Fast NY Bagels Soup etc.

Meor at Emory

For more information, please click here: https://www.meoremoryonline.org/

Rosh Hashanah Hike

  • Rosh Hashanah Hike: Sunday, September 25, 2022

    • 5:30 p.m. - Arabia Mountain -The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is collaborating with Ma’alot, Moishe House and 18 Doors to create a nature-based Rosh Hashanah celebration on Sunday evening September 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Arabia Mountain. The event is open to all in the Emory community and will be co-led by Rabbi Jordan Braunig and Rabbi Ariel Root-Wolpe.

Alternative Yom Kippur Service

Alternative Yom Kippur at Campus Life Pavilion
Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 a.m., Campus Life Pavilion, 716 Peavine Creek Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
For those looking for an outdoor, alternative Yom Kippur service infused with music, song and study, join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Ma’a lot on Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Rabbis Ariel Root Wolpe and Emory OSRL Jewish Chaplain Jordan Braunig will facilitate an informal, meditative and meaningful dive into the themes and rituals of Judaism’s holiest day. Staff, graduate and undergraduate students are welcome.
Register here. For questions, please contact Rabbi Jordan Braunig here