IU Hillel is happy to provide services, meals, and programs for all Jewish holidays throughout the academic year.
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.”
Students are required to fill out a religious observance form within the first two weeks of the semester.
High Holy Days & Passover
Along with reform & conservative service options for the High Holy Days, Hillel offers dinners for Erev Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, both at Hillel and in the northwest neighborhood dorms, as well as a break-the-fast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.
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.