High Holy Days at USC Hillel

Welcome to USC Hillel's High Holy Day Hub! As a way to promote spiritual growth while apart these Holy Days, this portal can be used as a companion to your personal observance. Scroll down to find programs hosted by USC Hillel students and professionals exclusive for Jewish Trojans and service streams hosted by local synagogues and Hillel International for the greater Jewish community.

 

USC Hillel's

Student Meals & Treats

for Pick Up:

Kol Nidre, Sunday, 9/27

5:30 PM & 8:30 PM

The Highest Kol Nidre

 Join your Hillel family to observe Yom Kippur as a connected community, online.  Light candles, savor some music, and welcome the holiday with purpose and intention. Sign up here.

 

Yom Kippur, Monday (9/28)

 

7:00 & 10:00 AM 

In the Book: Yom Kippur Reform Style Service 

Spiritually uplifting Reform-style services led by master prayer-weaver Rabbi Nikki Deblosi, PhD and singer-songwriter Maya Elise, featuring students and special guests from around the world. Join here.

Beyond the Book: A Nontraditional Service

An audacious take on the High Holidays with some of the greatest thinkers, artists, authors and musicians of today. Join here.

3:00 PM & 6:00 PM

A Soulful Yizkor & Neilah

As Yom Kippur draws to a close and the gates of prayer and repentance begin to shut, we take a moment to reflect on those who we have lost, while focusing on the people we want to become and the kind of world we want to help create. Join here.

USC Hillel

Live Programming:

*For Current Students Only

Shabbat Shuvah, Friday (9/25)

5:00 PM- Shabbat ShaZoom

 Wrap up another long week with your Hillel buddies. Meet new people, do a little reflection, and kickoff a great Shabbat and weekend.
Join here

Kol Nidre, Sunday (9/27)

6:20 PM- Kol Nidre Conversation

 Join your Hillel family to observe Yom Kippur as a connected community, online.  Light candles, savor some music, and welcome the holiday with purpose and intention.

Register here

Monday (9/28)

10:00 AM- In the Book: Yom Kippur Service Stream Party

If you usually celebrate Yom Kippur with your Trojan family, this is the place for you! Join our President, Nicole Waldman, as she hosts a communal viewing of Hillel International’s reform-style streaming services.

Register here

3:00 PM & 6:00 PM- Hillel Higher Holidays: A Soulful Yizkor and Neilah Service Stream 

As Yom Kippur draws to a close and the gates of prayer and repentance begin to shut, we take a moment to reflect on those who we have lost, while focusing on the people we want to become and the kind of world we want to help create.  With special musical guests. Join here.

Yom Kippur Resources

Hillel International's

Higher Holidays:

Friday, 9/25

Feast before the Fast

Host a pre-fast dinner for your 'bubble'. We'll provide the necessities including a Trader Joes or Instacart credit.

Sign Up here

Partner Organizations & Synagogues

Jewish Graduate Student Initiative (JGSI)'s Un-Services:
Yom Kippur Casual Service

Sunday, Sept. 18, 5pm
Short, meaningful prayers and discussion.

Register Here

Atid & Sinai Temple

Join Atid for a virtual and meaningful High Holiday experience designed for and by Jewish Young Professionals.

View programming & streams here

Stephen Wise Temple

Join Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and the Stephen Wise team for inspiring reform services

View Streaming Schedule

IKAR LA

"This year our clergy and davening team will be streaming heart-opening, soul-stretching music and sermons from the rooftop of Shalhevet right into your living room, or garage or backyard!"

View Streaming Schedule

Sukkot & Simchat Torah Programming

*For Current Students

 

Thursday (10/1)

6:00 PM- Sukkah Building "Gingerbread House" Style

 Pick up your gingerbread “sukkah” materials at Hillel and join us for a livestream with Challah for Hunger president, Clara Miller! 

 

Pick up your materials at Hillel Thursday, 10/1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Follow along on Instagram: @uschillel

Friday (10/2)

11:00 - 3:00 PM- Shabbat in a Box Pick Up

Want to host Shabbat dinner in your “bubble?” Hillel will provide everything you need, including candles, challah, grape juice, and a Trader Joe's gift card ($5 per confirmed guest).

Sign up for your Shabbat in a Box

5:00 PM- Sukkot Shabbat ShaZoom

Wrap up another week with your Trojan family. Meet new people, do a little reflection, learn about Sukkot and discuss the significance of the festival!

Join Here

Wednesday (10/7)

11:00 AM- 3:00 PM Succulents in the Sukkah supplies pick up 

Pick up your brand new succulent and painting supplies at Hillel and join succulent painting expert, Jenna Kaplan, as she goes live on Instagram to show off her painting skills. 

Email Emily@uschillel.org to sign up

Follow along on instagram: @uschillel

Friday (10/9)

11:00 - 3:00 PM- Shabbat in a Box Pick Up

Want to host Shabbat dinner in your “bubble?” Hillel will provide everything you need, including candles, challah, grape juice, and a Trader Joe's gift card ($5 per confirmed guest).

Sign up for your Shabbat in a Box

5:00 PM- Sukkot Shabbat ShaZoom

Wrap up another week with your Trojan family. Meet new people, do a little reflection, learn about Sukkot and discuss the significance of the festival!

Join Here

Saturday (10/10)

8:00 PM- Simchat Torah Party

Wrap up the High Holidays with an online Simchat Torah party like none other!  

Register here