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High Holidays at Tufts Hillel 2023

September 15, 2023 @ 6:15 pm September 25, 2023 @ 9:30 pm


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We look forward to welcoming you.

Join us for all or part of High Holidays, meals, and events. Everything you need to know is below.

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High Holiday Services

1. Traditional/Egalitarian services.

This service will use the machzor (prayer book) “Lev Shalem” and will include:

  • Traditional Hebrew liturgy combined with English readings and explanations
  • Guided meditations
  • Kabbalah-inspired themes
  • Integrated art, poetry and literature
  • Prayer as a personal journey
  • Communal singing

2. Reform services will include:

  • Familiar Reform Liturgy with Kavanah
  • Integrated Poetry/Creative Readings
  • Alternate Prayer Modalities
  • Space for Personal Reflection
  • Communal Singing
  • Musical instrumentation

High Holiday Meals

Yes, it’s true you can eat kosher food throughout the High Holidays.

You are invited to Tufts Hillel’s High Holidays Meals. You can expect great food, connection with your community, and spiritual renewal!

Transparent Meal Pricing:

In order for us to finance the delicious, Kosher food that we offer, The charge for meals are below.

The real cost of a meal to Tufts Hillel per person is over $40.00. Hillel subsidizes a portion of every meal. In order to make meals accessible to all students we ask you to cover the costs listed below. 

If this price is prohibitive for you or you have questions please contact any member of the Hillel staff and we will ensure complete confidentiality. We want every student to have access to, and feel welcome at our events and programs.

Please consider a voluntary donation of $18, $36, or $72 to cover the cost for those who cannot pay full price.

In order to pay the lower price you must give us your student ID# on the registration form and permission to charge your meal plan.  Please remember that all 1st year students have unlimited meal swipes and therefore can choose this option.


So that we can order the appropriate amount of food to accommodate everyone while avoiding food waste, we ask that you sign up for ALL Rosh Hashanah meals by 9/8 and for Yom Kippur meals by 9/15.


If you sign up in advance your meal is guaranteed; there is no guaranteed availability for walk-ins.

If you missed the deadline to sign up and would like to join us please come early and we will do our best to accommodate you depending on availability.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Full Schedule


Erev Rosh Hashanah

6:15 PM Erev Rosh Hashanah Reform Services Breed Hall

6:30 PM Erev Rosh Hashanah Conservative Services Hillel Downstairs Chapel

7:30 PM Dinner Hillel-Dining Room


1st Day Rosh Hashanah

10am-1pm 1st Day Rosh Hashanah Reform Services Breed Hall

10am-1pm 1st Day Rosh Hashanah Conservative Services Hillel-Downstairs Chapel

1:15-2:00pm Lunch Hillel-Dining Room


2nd Night Rosh Hashanah

7:30 PM 2nd Night Rosh Hashanah Conservative Services Hillel-Downstairs Chapel

8:00 PM Dinner Hillel-Dining Room


2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

10am-1pm 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Conservative Services Hillel-Downstairs Chapel

1:15-2:00pm 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Lunch Hillel-Dining Room


Erev Yom Kippur

5:30-6:15pm Erev Yom Kippur Pre-fast Meal Hillel-Upstairs Lobby

6:30-8:30pm Erev Yom Kippur Reform Services Breed Hall

6:30-8:30pm Erev Yom Kippur Conservative Services Hillel-Downstairs Chapel


Yom Kippur Morning

10am-2pm Yom Kippur Morning Reform Services Breed Hall

10am-2:30pm Yom Kippur Morning Conservative Services Hillel-Downstairs Chapel


Yom Kippur Evening

5:45-7:19pm Yom Kippur Evening Reform Services Breed Hall

5:30-7:19pm Yom Kippur Evening Conservative Services-Mincha/Neilah

Hillel-Downstairs Chapel

7:19-8:30pm Break Fast Meal Hillel-Dining Room

Sign up for Services and Meals!

Rosh Hashanah registration is now closed. Please see the Walk-ins section for info.

1. Please add the “Required Information” ticket to your cart.
2. Select a ticket for each meal and service you are attending.
220 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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