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Hillel at Virginia Tech High Holidays 

For years our Hillel has served as a community gathering place during the High Holidays. We have had over a thousand individuals use our Center for services and dinners. We offer egalitarian services and opportunities for other ceremonies, such as tashlich. There are also beginner services available for those who are unfamiliar with the High Holiday services, but still want to participate. Free registration is required.

High Holiday Services and Programs:


Rosh Hashanah (Sept 15 - 17)

Yom Kippur (September 24 - 25)

Friday, September 15

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner*​​

  • Doors open at 6:00PM

  • Dinner begins at 6:30PM

  • Services will start at around 7:30PM


Saturday, September 16

Rosh Hashanah Morning​​

  • Torah service 10:00 AM

  • Afternoon wellness journaling & discussion for the new year 1:00 PM

Sunday, September 17

Rosh Hashanah Day #2​​

  • Meet at the Pylons to walk to the BJCC 9:00 AM

  • Meet at Hillel to go apple picking 1:00 PM

Sunday, September 24

Erev Yom Kippur Dinner*

  • Doors open at 5:30PM

  • Dinner begins at 6:00PM

  • Services start at 6:45 PM


Monday, September 25

Morning Services*

  • Doors open at 10:00AM, Services begin at 10:30AM

  • Alternative Yom Kippur experience - mindfulness walk at the Duck Pond 1:00 PM

Evening Services & Break Fast*

  • Doors open at 6 PM

  • Services begin at 6:30 PM and Break Fast starts at 7:30 pm


Other Events!

Monday, September 18

Monday Munch​​

  • Wellness lunch on campus with student Rabbi Becca 10 AM - 1 PM

Wednesday, September 20

  • High holiday apple bake for Blacksburg community fridge 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 21

  • Taschlich at the Duck Pond 5:30 PM


Ut Prosim Leadership Dinner 

Friday, September 22

Shabbat Dinner & Speaker Becca Heisler

  • Dinner at 6:00PM

  • Open to all students

  • Located at the Graduate Life Center

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