High Holidays

We are excited to welcome University of Rochester students to join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah

Hillel is offering a variety of ways for students to create a sweet new year for Rosh Hashanah. Services are offered multiple times through out the holiday with meals offered through out the days. 

Yom Kippur

Hillel provides a space for students to reflect and experience Yom Kippur. We are excited to host a shabbat and pre-fast feast for students. During the day of Yom Kippur we will providing services and a space for students to gather during the day to spend the holiday with their peers. 


Meet the Rabbis

We are so excited to have Emily joining us as the Reform Rabbi for the High Holidays! Emily Aronson, from Bethesda, Maryland, is in her second year of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion on the New York City campus. She spend her first year of studies of the Jerusalem campus. Emily graduated from List College, the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she majored in Ethnicity and Race Studies and Jewish Philosophy. She is so grateful to be part of the University of Rochester Hillel community for the holidays. 

We are so excited to have Emily joining us as the Reform Rabbi for the High Holidays!

Emily Aronson, from Bethesda, Maryland, is in her second year of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion on the New York City campus. She spend her first year of studies of the Jerusalem campus. Emily graduated from List College, the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she majored in Ethnicity and Race Studies and Jewish Philosophy. She is so grateful to be part of the University of Rochester Hillel community for the holidays. 

We are so excited to have Ari joining us as the Conservative Rabbi for the High Holidays!

Ari Abelman is a rabbinical student currently entering his fifth year at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He has recently served as the rabbinic intern at Mechon Hadar and as the student rabbi at Congregation Sons of Israel in Amsterdam, New York. Prior to beginning his time at JTS, Ari studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. A graduate of Brandeis University, Ari enjoys cooking, hiking, and singing.