Cornell Hillel has created COVID-19 safe offerings for the coming semester. 

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Rosh Hashanah 2020

Cornell Hillel has organized a number of COVID safe offerings for Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Friday, September 18.


Dine-in at 104 West! or Trillium: Cornell Dining's Annual Rosh Hashanah Dinner will take place Friday, September 18th across two venues and multiple seatings this year! There is a limited capacity of about 30 students at each of the six seatings. Sign up here to dine-in at either 104 West! or Trillium and please use the OpenTable app to reserve your specific seat. While supplies last, we're giving out Rosh Hashanah gift bags. Please note that this meal is only for students, staff, and faculty that are currently authorized to be on campus.

Rosh Hashanah dinner to-go:  Reserve a kosher grab n' go Rosh Hashanah meal from Cornell Dining to pick up at one of these locations. 

  • Pick up at 104 West! - reserved in advance. 

  • Pick up on North Campus (Appel Commons) - reserve at least 25 hours in advance on the GETMobile app.

Host your own holiday meal: Hillel would love to help you host your own Rosh Hashanah dinner or Yom Kippur break-fast sponsored through our Shabbat Across Cornell program. Hosts receive a Rosh Hashanah gift bag while supplies last!

Other meals throughout the holiday can be reserved here.

Three service options are available​

A Creative Rosh Hashanah Experience
Join Rabbi Hayley, Nikki, and the Tone Kippurs (pictured) for a creative, musical and contemplative virtual Rosh Hashanah experience! However you identify Jewishly, this space is for you to dance, sing, and pray with us. Care packages will be given to the first 10 people to register. Evening services take place on September 18 at 6:00pm, and morning services take place on September 19 at 10:00am. Register for Rosh Hashanah evening services here, and morning services here.

High-Holiday Orthodox Services
At this time, sign ups have closed for High Holiday services with the Orthodox minyanim, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Kasdan.


Conservative Services
Join High Holiday services with Shevach, the traditional egalitarian minyan. Evening services are at 6pm on Sept 18th and 19th and morning services are at 10am on Sept 19th and 20th. Shevach services can be joined here.


Yom Kippur

Break-Fasts Around Campus


Host a Yom Kippur break-fast: Host your own Yom Kippur break-fast for up to 9 of your friends with funding from Hillel. Sign up using our new platform here.

Dine in at 104 West!: the pre-fast meal will be held at 4:30-6:30pm on Sunday September 27, and the fast will be broken on Monday September 28 from 7:35-9:30pm. Sign up here.

Meals-to-go: For students unable to be seated at 104 West!, Cornell Dining will prepare grab n’ go Yom Kippur take out and break-fast meals. All meals must be reserved in advance. 


A number of Service options are available

Kol Nidre with Rabbi Hayley and the Tone Kippurs
Join us on Zoom on September 27 at 6:00pm for a spiritual and contemplative Kol Nidre accompanied by violin. However you identify Jewishly, this space is for you to sing, meditate, and reflect on the year ahead. Sign up here.
Alternative Yom Kippur Experience 
Join us on Zoom September 28 at 10:00am for an alternative, creative and meditative Yom Kippur experience. Through embodied movement, silence, and song we will connect to the core meaning of the holiest day of the year. Sign up here.
Hitbodedut with Rabbi Hayley
Join Rabbi Hayley in person for the spiritual practice of hitbodedut, talking or yelling to the Divine in your own language from the heart. As we begin this New Year, clear your heart of schmutz by speaking it to G-d as we stand distanced from one another in the woods. September 28 at 4:00pm. RSVP to Rabbi Hayley.

High-Holiday Orthodox Services
Yom Kippur Services are functioning at limited capacity. If you wish to attend, please contact Sarah Kasdan. Sign up for Sukkot services will go live shortly, but for any questions about Orthodox services, please contact Sarah Kasdan.

Conservative Services
Sign up for High Holiday services with Shevach, the traditional egalitarian minyan. Shevach services can be joined here. For more details, and to request a physical prayer book, please contact Noah Doshna. The passcode to the meeting is "Hillel"

Shevach Services Times
Kol Nidre: 6:15pm
Shacharit: 9:30am for a silent Pseukei, 10:00am Shacharit
Yizkor: 11:30am
Mincha/Neilah: 5:15pm


In years past, on the first night of Passover, Cornell Hillel has hosted a “Super Seder”on North Campus. On the second night of Passover, a seder in 104 West! Kosher Dining Hall, along with smaller seders throughout campus have been held.


Hillel offers additional holiday programming.  Kosher for Passover food is served in 104 West! throughout the holiday.

Contact Cornell Hillel


Phone: 607-255-9712

Mail: PO Box #4150, Ithaca, NY 14850

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