High Holidays 2021

Each fall 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. The past year, 5781, has been unlike any in our lifetime. These High Holidays too will be different from years past in many ways. Yet, while this year will be different, the themes of this season - gratitude, reflection, forgiveness and personal growth - remain timeless. In a time of continued uncertainty, these High Holidays have the potential to provide some measure of normalcy to an otherwise anxious period.

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 and look forward to welcoming the New Year together.





Monday, September 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Reform Service: 6pm

Conservative Service: 6pm

Rosh Hashanah Dinner: 7pm


Tuesday, September 7: Rosh Hashanah

Conservative Morning Service: 10am

Reform Morning Service: 11am

Rosh Hashanah Lunch: 12:30pm

Tashlich: 1:30pm (walk over together from Hillel)


Wednesday, September 8: Rosh Hashanah Second Day

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

Contact Jakob Levin to join the group of UF students going together.

Dessert & Learn: 4pm




Wednesday, September 15: Erev Yom Kippur

Reform Kol Nidre Service: 7:15pm

Conservative Kol Nidre Service: 7:15pm


Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur

Conservative Morning Service: 10am

Reform Morning Service: 10:30am

Yom Kippur Meditation: 6:45pm

Communal Neilah Concluding Service: 7:30pm

Break the Fast 8:15pm


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UF Hillel's Sweet New Year Boxes are the perfect addition to any current Gators' High Holiday celebration!


We're pleased to make these gift boxes available to all UF and Santa Fe students FREE OF CHARGE. 

Order one for your Gator daughter, son, grandchild, roommate, or other special someone. Current students can even order one for themselves!


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 Stefani, UF Hillel Associate Director.


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

$6,000 is needed to cover the cost of the student 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.