High Holidays 5780/2019

Shana Tovah Illini! Check out our full schedule of meals and services for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.

Students can register below. Can't make it for the entire service? Drop in for as much or as little as you like. Not sure which service you would like to join? Try all three and see which one you feel most comfortable in.

Are you a Champaign-Urbana or visiting community member? Please click here to register for high holidays with Hillel


This year, for the first time, we are proud to offer Rosh Hashana meals for free to our students, thanks to a generous endowment gift made by Firouz and Nasrin Gahvari in memory of their son, Hormozd. Hormozd was an active student and graduate student at Illini Hillel for many years. He passed away at a young age on the eve of Rosh Hashana in 2016, after a long battle with Ewing Sarcoma. This meaningful and unique endowment will allow us to celebrate his life today and in the future.

High Holidays Schedule 2019

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 29

6 pm Services

6:20 candle lighting

7 pm Dinner


Monday, September 30

9:30 Orthodox and Conservative Services

10 Reform Services

1:30 pm lunch

5:30 pm Tashlich

7:26 candle lighting 

7:30 pm Evening services

8 pm Dinner


Tuesday, October 1

9:30 Orthodox and Conservative Services

1:30 pm lunch


Yom Kippur


Tuesday, October 8

5-6 pm Pre fast meal

6:05 pm Candle Lighting

6 pm Kol Nidre
8 pm Meditation 


Wednesday, October 9

9:30 Orthodox Services

9:30 Conservative Services

10:00 Reform Services

5:30 Afternoon Services

7:12 Break-fast


Sukkah Building: Thursday October 10


Sunday, October 13

Candle Lighting: 5:57 pm

6 pm Orthodox Services

Dinner @ JLIC House


Monday, October 14

Services: 9:30 am

Kiddush: 12:30 pm 

6 pm Services

7:05 pm  Dinner in the Sukkah


Tuesday, October 15

9:30 am services

12:30 Kiddush

2 pm Mincha

7 pm Maariv and Havdallah

5pm Interfaith Dinner

Saturday, October 16

6:45pm Sukkah Hop (Hillel, JET, Chabad)

Sunday, October 20

5:47 candle lighting

6 pm Services

7 pm Dinner @ JLIC Sukkah


Monday, October 21

9:30 services

12:30 Kiddush 

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