High Holidays


High Holidays 5780


You can purchase tickets online. Please note that current Harvard students with a valid Harvard student ID do not need to purchase tickets.

When you purchase tickets online, the confirmation email you receive will serve as your "ticket." Please bring the confirmation email with you to services. Note that you do not need to print out multiple copies of the confirmation email as will will have a list of everyone in your party at the door. If you have any questions about electronic ticketing, please email harvardhillel@harvard.edu.

You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling 617-495-4695. Tickets are available for pickup at the Harvard Hillel front desk Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Service Dates and Times:

High Holidays Services Schedule 5780


  • All are welcome at all services.
  • Tashlikh will take place at the John Weeks Footbridge at 3:00 pm on September 30. All are welcome!

Service locations:

High Holiday services will be taking place in the following four locations:

  • Beren Hall, Harvard Hillel | 52 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02318 (Orthodox Minyan)
  • Harvard Epworth United Methodist Church | 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 (Worship & Study)
  • Memorial Church | 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Reform Minyan)
  • Knafel Center, 18 Mason St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (Student Conservative Minyan)

Holiday Meals:

You're invited to join us for one or all of the festive holiday meals being served at Harvard Hillel's glatt-kosher Ben-Zion Gold Dining Hall during the High Holidays. Reservations and pre-payment are required for community members, children, and students who are not on the Harvard University undergraduate meal plan. Please call Linda at 617-495-4695 to make a reservation.

Rosh HaShanah Dinner:
September 29 & 30 at 7:45 p.m.

Graduate Student Rosh HaShanah Dinner
For grad students, fellows, postdocs, and other Harvard affiliates
September 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Register here

Rosh HaShanah Lunch:
September 30 & October 1 from 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Pre-fast:
October 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Break-fast:
October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Before You Join Us:

  • Please remember to bring your tickets (or a valid Harvard student ID) with you to services to help us provide a smooth High Holiday experience for all.
  • Please refrain from bringing an oversized bags or suitcase. In addition to this being a security measure, there is no storage available.
  • There is very limited on-street paking available, so please take public transportation when possible. I fyou do drive, there are several public parking lots and garages in Cambridge/Harvard Square.

Harvard Hillel Is Grateful To Our High Holiday Sponsors


Le Dor Va Dor
(Generation to Generation)

Hachnasat Orchim (Hospitality) Tzedakah 
Miriam Donoho Myles Brown and Judy Garber Noah Feldman Steven Atlas and Lestra Litchfield
Benjamin and Barbara Friedman Jerry and Pamela Green Roy and Myra Gordon Mitchell Baratz
Alan Garber and Anne Yahanda Andy and Linda Kaufman Philip Kriger and Laura Cohen Seth and Mandy Berman
Stephen Harrison   Daniel and Kit Kuritzkes David and Lakshmi Bloom
Bonnie Menes Kahn   Paul and Rebecca Nemser David and Phyllis Bloom
David and Georgia Keidan     Harriet Feinberg
Henry and Nitza Rosovsky     Maurie and Peggy Fox-Warren
Alex Sagan and Julie Altman    

Susan Glassman

Anonymous (2)     Donald Glazer
      Tali and Noah Kolatch
      Mildred Guberman Kravetz
      Elhanan and Ruth Helpman
      Petra and Loren Joseph
      John Kirsch and Sandra Shapiro*
      Leonard and Carol Kopelman
      Philip and Kathy Millstein
      Martha Minow and Joseph Singer
      Priebatsch Family Fund
      Rachel & Mike
      Ruth and Molly Sherry
      Benjamin and Jane Siegel
      Maxwell and Jo Solet
      Theodore and Charlotte Teplow
      David and Clare Weinstein

*This gift is in memory of our parents: Leslie Kirsch and Adele Epstein Kirsch and Emil Shapiro and Sarah Cohen Shapiro.