Holidays

Hillel provides services, meals and programs for all Jewish holidays throughout the academic year. Along with reform & conservative service options for the High Holy Days, Hillel offers dinners for Erev Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur both at Hillel and in northwest neighborhood (freshman dorms) and a Break-the-Fast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.  

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HIGH HOLY DAY INFO

During Passover, Hillel provides multiple Seders (conservative, reform, a fraternity/sorority Seder, and a freshman Seder) and offers a kosher-for-Passover meal plan of lunches and dinners the entire week. 

Be sure to fill out and turn in your religious observance forms to your professors during the first 2 weeks of classes if you plan to miss classes to observe the high holy days or Passover:  request-for-accomodation-religious-observances-3

IU’s Religious Observance Policy
Students are permitted to miss classes for religious observances.  The IU Faculty Council has enacted a religious observance policy stating that professors are required to make, “a reasonable accommodation when a student must miss an exam or other academic exercise because of a required religious observance. With timely notice, students must be allowed to make up the work that was missed.  Absence for a religious observance does not count toward the number of absences an instructor might allow in a class.”  To read the complete policy click here.  Students are required to fill out a religious observance form within the first two weeks of the semester.  

For a copy of the form, you should scroll down to “Religious Observances” and click on “Request for Accommodation.”) This form should be filled out and returned to the class instructor as early in the semester as possible  AFTER clicking here.