High Holidays


Whatever you’re searching for this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we have you covered. Check back soon for dates and registration details.

We want you to know that when you celebrate the holidays with Maryland Hillel, you are celebrating with family. We believe that there is no right way to celebrate the High Holidays. In addition to Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services, we offer a High Holiday Highlights service and celebratory meals. All times and locations are listed below. Please reach out with any questions you might have.

If you need a High Holiday exemption letter, submit this form. You should make appropriate arrangements with your professors, prior to missing class. Please allow 3-5 days for requests to be processed and printed. The letters must be picked up at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center.

Alumni and Community Members

In order to better accommodate you, we ask that all community members register in advance for tickets for services and meals. We feel strongly that any Jewish student, alumni, or community member should be able to experience the High Holidays regardless of their ability to pay. At the same time, we receive no funding from the university and count on our community to make it happen. Eighty percent of our funding comes from private individuals like you. We need your help! Please consider making a meaningful, tax-deductible gift that can be processed on the registration page.

Meal Information

Thanks to our generous donors we are able to offer Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner, and Break Fast free to all UMD students. All other meals will be available to purchase on the High Holiday registration form.

Parking Information

Parking is limited at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center and will remain on a first-come, first-served basis. For evening parking (Erev Rosh Hashana and Kol Nidre), free parking is available in Lot 1 which is a 5-minute walk from our building.

Important: The University is open during the holidays and parking restrictions will apply. You are permitted to park in the Mowatt Garage, Stadium Garage or in the metered parking spots on campus. For a list of all parking options, see the University of Maryland Department of Transportation website.

High Holiday Schedule

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, September 29

  • Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Monday, September 30

  • Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Tuesday, October 1

  • Kol Nidre - Tuesday, October 8

  • Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 9

  • Break Fast - Wednesday, October 9