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Balancing school and spirituality during the Jewish high holidays

Although the college offers excused absences for religious observance, some students felt unable to miss class or postpone assignments.


October 10, 2019

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. This year, both fall on school days, forcing students to negotiate between academic and spiritual life.

Jewish Students Welcome New Year, School Year

Jewish Students Welcome New Year, School Year


September 20, 2017

The Jewish community on campus and in town will observe Rosh Hashanah, a two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year from Sept. 20 to 22. Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of Tishrei, which is a month in the Jewish calendar, and, like all Jewish holidays, it falls on a different day on the secular...

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Rosh Hashanah