Programs and Holidays for Fall 2024

Jewish Holy Day Guide; Use this handy guide as you schedule your events and academic calendar!. Holidays in Red: No scheduling for any departments’ exams, quizzes or due dates and no scheduling for any University-sanctioned or SU-sponsored events. Holidays in Yellow: Some Jewish students may legitimately excuse themselves. Holidays in Green: Scheduling and school requirements continue as usual.

Jewish Holy Days Fall 2024: Red Holidays, don't schedule: Erev Rosh Hashanah from sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 2- Friday, Oct.4 Kol Nidrei from sundown Friday, Oct. 11— Note: Start of Fall Break Yom Kippur Saturday, Oct. 12 — Note: Saturday of Fall Break. Yellow holidays, some students may request absence/extension: Sukkot begins at sundown, Wednesday, Oct. 16 Sukkot (first days) continues Thursday-Friday, Oct. 16-18 Sukkot (last days) begins sundown on Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 22-24, Simchat Torah from sundown on Thursday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 25. Green holidays: schedule as usual: Chanukah Dec.25-Jan. 2

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Shabbat Services

5:30 PM every Friday throughout the academic year
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (102 Walnut Place)

Shabbat Dinners

6:30 PM every Friday throughout the academic year
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (102 Walnut Place)

Learning Fellowships*:

Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Fellowship (JMF)
Tzedek (Social Justice) Learning Fellowship (TLF)
Kol Yisrael: Voices of Israel Learning Fellowship (KY)
Senior Seminar: Relationships and Values In and Beyond College (SSM)


*Fellowships require an application and acceptance into the long-term commitment for cohort-based learning.

Have questions? Looking to get involved? Want to talk about accessibility and accommodations? Email Rabbi Bair at

Religious Observance Policy
All students can miss class for religious observances and can make up examinations, study or work missed per the religious observances policy. Students must notify their instructors of their observances through MySlice. We also recommend emailing your professors directly well in advance of the holidays, even if it’s just a chance you’ll observe the chagim, to avoid any negative consequences for missing class or making up work due to High Holy Day observances.

Get to Know Rabbi Ethan Bair, Hillel at Syracuse University’s New Rabbi on the ’Cuse Conversations’ Podcast

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Hillel inspires and enriches the lives of Jewish students at Syracuse University so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel makes Judaism and Jewish tradition relevant to the lives of college students through peer-to-peer engagement, student leadership development, dynamic Shabbat and holiday experiences, vibrant social and Israel programming, justice initiatives, and meaningful Jewish learning.  With different entry points into Jewish life on campus, Hillel helps you personalize a Jewish experience at Syracuse that is right for you and connects you to the large vibrant Jewish community on campus.  From celebrating Passover at Hillel’s Seder in the Carrier Dome, to hiking through a waterfall on Birthright Israel, to taking a leadership role through one of the many internships Hillel offers, to making new friends at Shabbat dinner at the Winnick Hillel Center — Hillel is here for you as your Jewish home away from home!

Hillel hosts Shabbat services (5:30 PM) and delicious kosher Shabbat dinners (6:30 PM) every Friday throughout the academic year at the Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (located at 102 Walnut Place).  Shabbat with the Hillel community is a wonderful way to relax and recharge with old and new friends at the end of the week! Hillel also hosts services, meals, and programming for Jewish holidays.


You can learn about all of our events, programs, and leadership opportunities on our website:

And stay up-to-date with Hillel on our social media!
Facebook:  Syracuse Hillel
Instagram:  @syracusehillel

The Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life
102 Walnut Place
Syracuse, NY 13210

Rabbi Ethan Bair
Advisor, Hillel Jewish Student Union
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life





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Executive Director