Chabad, Hillel Offering Services For Jewish High Holidays

Both Penn State Hillel and Chabad of Penn State will offer services for the upcoming Jewish high holidays this month. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Wednesday, September 20 and concludes at nightfall Friday, September 22. Yom Kippur begins at sundown Friday, September 29 and concludes at nightfall Saturday, September 30.

Chabad of Penn State will hold its services at the Hyatt Place Hotel downtown in Fraser Centre. Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20; 9 a.m. Thursday, September 21; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21; and 9 a.m. Friday, September 22.

The organization hopes the free service and friendly environment will attract members of the Jewish community who would not otherwise formally celebrate the holidays.

Penn State Hillel will hold its services at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on campus. Free services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20; 10 a.m. Thursday, September 21; 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21; 10 a.m. Friday, September 22; 6:45 p.m. Friday, September 29; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 30; 6:30 p.m. September 30; and 7 p.m. September 30.

Hillel will also hold dinners for Rosh HaShanah ($18 for students) at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 and for Break the Fast (free of charge to students) at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, September 30.

Those interested in attending the above events can register on the Hillel or Chabad websites.

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