USC Hillel wishes you and your family a shanah tovah umetuka, a good and sweet new year!
As we prepare to welcome Jewish Trojans to our home on Hoover for the High Holy Days, we also recognize our responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community. Judaism informs our value for Pikuach Nefesh (preserving/saving life) above all else. Given the risk associated with the spread of the delta variant and the current trend in case rates locally, USC Hillel's 5784 in-person High Holy Day services and meals will be open only to current USC students, faculty, and staff participating in Trojan Check and subject to USC testing and tracing protocols. We kindly request that all university staff register in advance and contact us with any questions regarding attendance. We are hopeful that we will be able to welcome members of our extended Jewish Trojan Family (alumni, parents, and our Los Angeles community) back to campus for the Holy Days next year. For those seeking other in-person or virtual options for Holy Day observance this fall, we recommend browsing resources offered by the Jewish Federation or contacting your local synagogue.