Jewish Holidays

UW Hillel runs a full program of services and meals for the High Holidays, Passover, as well as

other festivals and holidays.

High Holidays

Spend the New Year with Us!


​UW Hillel welcomes students, faculty, staff, family, and community members to join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We offer both a Reform Service and a more traditional Ramah style service. ​Like all things at our Hillel, our services and other activities are planned and led by students.


We'd love your help to make the High Holidays more spiritually audacious and awe-inspiring, so if you're curious about how you can get involved, reach out to us! Regardless of your background, comfort level, or prior experience, we'd love to help find a role for you in our High Holiday happenings.

Chag Sameach! (Happy Holidays!)


Sukkot is referred to as "the time of our happiness." Throughout the holiday, we express joy outside in our two Sukkahs. Our rooftop Sukkah is used for meals and programs and our front sukkah is the perfect place to enjoy a meal of your own or from Adamah Neighborhood Table. Immediately following Sukkot is Simchat Torah where we celebrate completion of the Torah reading cycle.


Each year Hillel offers unique Chanukah celebrations based on when the holiday falls during the semester. Past events have featured latkes at Gordon Dining Hall and Late Night Latkes

during exam week.

Hillel celebrates with candle lighting, by playing dreidel, and eating delicious latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts).


Purim is one of the most joyful days of the Jewish year, a day of costumes, noisemakers, sweet treats, and sending gifts to both friends and the needy. Hillel hosts Purim festivities full of fun booths decked out with delicious food, arts and craft activities, and our famous "Ask the Rabbi" station.

It's a can't miss!


Hillel provides Seders, holiday programming, and Kosher for Passover meals. All Kosher Catering is provided by Adamah Neighborhood Table. We know that many seders can be tedious, so we cater towards your needs with different seder themes. During Passover, we gather as a community and campus, sharing stories, questions, and matzah.

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