University of Alabama

Hillel Student Organization

Yom Kippur with the Aggies

aggiebamaAt the beginning of August, I was fortunate to spend a full week with over 950 Hillel professional staff and students from across the country at the 2013 Hillel Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.  College “call outs” were rampant that week and “Roll Tide” became part of the national Hillel culture (at least a tiny bit).  While sessions focused from policy to parsha, side conversations often lead to the other common religion: football.

While we all choose to observe the holidays in different ways, finding a home among other Jewish people is something Hillel strives to provide.  Rabbi Matt Rosenberg, the new Campus Rabbi and Executive Director at the Texas A&M Hillel Foundation has extended an invitation to all Aggie and Bama fans to join A&M Hillel for Yom Kippur.

Alabama students with current identification are granted FREE admission to all Texas A&M Hillel High Holy Day services and meals. Faculty, staff, and members of the public may obtain tickets at a suggested minimum donation of $100 per ticket, which includes Yom Kippur Services, Erev Yom Kippur Dinner, and Yom Kippur Break Fast.

Thank you to Rabbi Matt Rosenberg for reaching out to Bama Hillel!  Roll Tide and Gig ‘em Aggies.

Erev Yom Kippur (Friday, September 13)

Erev Yom Kippur Dinner – Friday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Kol Nidre – Friday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Day (Saturday, September 14)

Yom Kippur Morning Services begin at 9:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study Session and Mincha Services begin at 6 p.m.

Yom Kippur Yizkor and Neilah Services begin at 7 p.m.

End of Yom Kippur Break Fast – 8:07 p.m.

Call 979-703-1856 or mail in your donation/ticket request to Hillel at Texas A&M, 800 George Bush Drive, College Station 77840.

–        Lisa Besnoy

Director, Bloom Hillel Student Center