Posts Tagged ‘high holidays’

Hillel at Syracuse University

This year students at Syracuse University will have a full week off for Thanksgiving break. Unlike last year, there will be no awkward lectures given by a professor at which only three dorks (myself included) attend the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. However, this extended break means that the university had to find days in the calendar to make up.  Thus, they decided to schedule classes during the Muslim holiday of Eid Ul-Fitr and the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Last year, classes were not held on Eid and Yom Kippur, which allowed many students to make arrangements to observe the high holidays at home or attend a religious gathering on or near campus, such as at Hillel, without missing classes. The university encourages students to not attend class if they need to observe the holidays.