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The First Fridays program allows the Jewish community to come together for an evening service and home-cooked meal the first Friday of every month.

Fall 2014 Dates: 
Sept. 5 | Oct. 3 | Nov. 7 | Dec. 5

Spring 2015 Dates:
Feb. 6 | May 1        (There will not be a Shabbat on March 6 or April 3 due to Susquehanna breaks)

Hillel Meetings

Hillel meets every Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the Hillel House. Hillel meetings are a great way to meet other students, hang out on the comfy couches at the Hillel House, and eat yummy food. More on Hillel »


All Jewish holidays are observed on campus and in the Hillel House. The holidays for 2014 and 2015 are as follows:

Holiday Date
Rosh Hashanah September 24-26, 2014
Yom Kippur October 3-4, 2014
Sukkot October 8-15, 2014
Chanukah December 16-24, 2014
Purim     March 4-5, 2015
Passover April 3-11, 2015

Rosh Hashanah

Services at SU are Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. Immediately following is the Opening Jewish Community Barbecue. Morning services begin at 10 a.m. on  Thursday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept. 26. A Kiddush luncheon will follow services on both days. All services and events will take place at the Goldstein Wei Hillel House, 406 University Ave.


Sukkot at SU

All events will take place in our sukkah on the Degenstein Lawn for the whole week of October 8-15. Stop by, say hi, and shake the lulav!

Tuesday, October 7 at 4:15 p.m.
Come help us decorate the sukkah

Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
Sushi in the Sukkah! Celebrate the first night of Sukkot with our annual delicious celebration!

Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m.
Game night in the sukkah

Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
Bring your friends to a Shabbat dinner in the sukkah!

Sunday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Movie Night

Tuesday, October 14 at 7p.m. 
An informal class/discussion with Rabbi Palley



A community Seder, designated as a major university event, is held on the first night of Passover in Evert Dining Hall in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center. A second night Seder is held in the Hillel House. The date for the Passover Seder will be announced later.

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