Come hang out with your SF Hillel @USF family and prepare to welcome the Jewish New Year.
HJLSA Rosh Hashanah Pop Up 9/21 @ Hastings - 11am-12pm in the 333 Golden Gate Lobby:
Join the Hastings Jewish Law Student Association and SF Hillel in Rosh Hashana intention setting to prepare for the start of the High Holidays.
Rosh Hashanah Cookie Party @ SF Hillel on 9/22:
Join SF Hillel at USF on Thursday, September 22 at 5PM for a Rosh Hashanah Cookie Party on Privett Plaza! In preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, one of our wonderful USF students will be leading us in a cookie decorating activity inspired by Rosh Hashanah traditions. Join us for sweets, community, and some Rosh Hashanah learning! Please RSVP ahead of time if you are able, but free to bring friends even if they haven't RSVP'd ahead of time. RSVP here.
Rosh Hashanah Seder @ SF Hillel on 9/26:
The High Holy Days are here! Join SF Hillel for a second night seder at the Hillel House on Monday, September 26 from 6-8 PM. Learn about what the Jewish New Year is all about and come enjoy dinner with your SF Hillel community! RSVP here.
Reboot's Annual Tashlique @ Crissy Field on 9/26:
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 us on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:00 p.m. PT by the shore at Crissy Field East Beach for a brief, engaging ritual. Details here.
Yom Kippur Bike Ride and Picnic @ Golden Gate Park on 10/2:
Yom Kippur is a solemn holiday in which Jews repent for their sins from the previous year. Interestingly enough, American Jews, even those who do not observe most holidays, will fast for Yom Kippur. Why is that? Even more interesting is how they celebrate Yom Kippur in Israel-by having a biking festival! SF Hillel will be honoring this tradition by providing bikes (for anyone who needs one) for students to enjoy a lovely Sunday bike ride in Golden Gate Park. We will stop for a picnic in the park, from 12:30-1:30 PM with food provided by Sunrise Deli.
If you are requesting a bike, please meet Danielle at 11 AM at Golden Gate Tours and Bike Rentals -1816 Haight Street. *These bicycles will be yours for the day (to be returned by 6 PM)*
If you have your own bicycle and would like to meet us for a picnic in the park, please meet at the Ball Fields in Golden Gate Park (by the Botanical Gardens and 9th Avenue in the Sunset District) from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. RSVP here.
Break the Fast @ SF Hillel on 10/5:
We invite you to break the fast (whether or not you fasted from food) with SF Hillel. Our Student Life Team will be in multiple locations around the city from 4-5 PM to provide a meal for all who are interested. SLT members will be at the following locations with meals: SF Hillel Building-33 Banbury Drive, USF's Gleeson Lawn, UC Hastings. RSVP here.
Interested in getting connected to High Holiday services at local Synagogues? Reach out to our student life team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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