What: Reverse Tashlich is the international Jewish Community waterfront cleanup. On September 10, 2023 the Jewish community will come together around the world to clean their local environment for the 6th Annual Reverse Tashlich. Join the international Jewish community cleanup.
Where:All around the Bay Area! Click the event title for the form to join one of the many Reverse Tashlichs happening in the Bay Area.
What: Mark the start of your new year with Reboot and the JCCSF. Reset your system with our modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called tashlich. This custom of ridding ourselves of all our bad vuggum (karma) from the previous year and getting a fresh start for the new one is traditionally enacted by tossing crumbs (we now use birdseed to be more eco-conscious) into the ocean. Join student leader Kyle for a reflection activity starting at 2:15pm at Crissy Field Beach! After the activity, we will join the Tashlique.
Where: by the shore at Crissy Field East Beach
When: Saturday, September 16 from 2:15 p.m.- 5 p.m.
What: Together, we will spend time setting intentions for Yom Kippur and exploring where we are at spiritually and emotionally during this deeply important and challenging time in the Jewish calendar. Come prepared to dive deep and explore your soul in a safe and supportive environment.
Where: SF Hillel House (33 Banbury Drive)
When: Friday, September 22 at 5 PM
Community Break the Fasts
What:This year, we’re supporting our students to host Community Break the Fasts for their fellow students! Whether you are looking for a place to break your Yom Kippur Fast or would just like to join others for a meaningful meal, we hope you’ll join us!
Where: All around the city! This is a great opportunity to get to know new students!
When:September 25 between 6-8 PM. Specific time to be determined by the host.
If you plan to attend High Holiday services this year, we highly encourage you to email your professors ahead of time to inform them of your absence and work with them to come up with a plan to make up any missed classes or assignments. Luckily, this year only Yom Kippur falls on a weekday. Below is a template email that you can copy and edit to send to your professors if you need to miss class this year due to the High Holidays. Please reach out to someone on Hillel’s staff if you need any assistance receiving appropriate extensions, absences, and make ups in order to observe the holidays. Click here to download a High Holiday Absence Email Template.