High Holidays 2022

The High Holidays bring the Jewish community together to reflect on the past year and chart our personal and collective course for the year ahead. This season is a time for focus on the timeless themes of gratitude, reflection, forgiveness, and personal growth. Whether you have memorized the High Holiday liturgy or this year will be your first time celebrating, UF Hillel is excited to welcome you.

As we prepare for the High Holidays, we hope you will join the Jewish community at UF to celebrate the New Year. We will be offering a range of ways to mark this season, including Reform services led by Rabbi Jonah Zinn and student song leader Jordan "Schmidty" Schmidt, and Conservatives services led again this year by Rabbi Ben Varon and a team of students. All of UF Hillel's High Holiday services and meals are open to all and free for anyone who wishes to celebrate.




Sunday, September 25: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Reform Service: 6 pm

Conservative Service: 6 pm

Rosh Hashanah Dinner: 7 pm


Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah

Conservative Morning Service: 10 am

Reform Morning Service: 11 am

Rosh Hashanah Lunch: 12 pm

Brief Afternoon Service + Tashlich: 5 pm


Tuesday, September 27: Rosh Hashanah Second Day

Conservative Morning Service: Join Congregation Bnai Israel for Conservative Morning Services.

Contact Stefani Rozen, Chief Program Officer, to join the group of UF students going together.




Tuesday, October 4: Erev Yom Kippur

Reform Kol Nidre Service: 6:45 pm

Conservative Kol Nidre Service: 6:45 pm


Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur

Conservative Morning Service: 10 am

Reform Morning Service: 10:30 am

Communal Neilah Concluding Service: 7 pm

Break the Fast: 7:45 pm

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UF Hillel's Sweet New Year Boxes are the perfect addition to your Gator's High Holiday celebration! We're pleased to make these gift boxes available to all UF and Santa Fe students FREE OF CHARGE. 

Boxes contain honey, apples, sweets, and MORE, plus a personalized message from the sender. Allergy-friendly boxes are also available.

Order one for your Gator daughter, son, grandchild, roommate, or other special someone. Please submit a separate order form for each recipient. 

Recipients must be students based in Gainesville. Boxes will be available for pick up at Hillel during Rosh Hashanah meals and services, or at other designated times. Recipients will receive an email informing them of their box and pick up options. If more than one box is ordered for the same recipient, we will provide them with one box but enclose the personalized notes from all senders. 

If you have questions about your order, please email Jamie Zinn at jamie.zinn@ufhillel.org or call 352-248-2601.

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year! 

Support the High Holidays at
UF Hillel

UF Hillel is pleased to provide all of our High Holiday meals, services, and creative programs, including our High Holiday Sweet New Year boxes FREE OF CHARGE to all students. We seek to ensure every Jewish student can enjoy a festive and meaningful holiday, regardless of their prior observance or ability to pay.

If you are in a position to do so, we invite you to make a donation today to support UF Hillel's High Holiday experience.

Your gift matters!

$36 provides Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner to ONE student.

$360 provides traditional break the fast bagels and lox to TWENTY students.


$1,800 funds HALF of our Rosh Hashanah lunch.

$6,000 is needed to cover the cost of an additional rabbi joining us in Gainesville to enhance our worship experience.

We also welcome monthly donors who support our work year round.

For questions about giving or to give by mail, please contact Jamie Zinn.