Jewish High Holy Days at Skidmore

Jewish High Holy Days at Skidmore

September 22, 2016

jewish starKnown in Hebrew as hayamin hanoraim or "the days of awe," the Jewish calendar's High Holy Days include Rosh Hashanah (the new year) and Yom Kippur (the day of atonement). Religious services for these two October holidays will be held in Skidmore College's Bernhard Theater and sponsored by Skidmore's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in conjunction with Temple Sinai, the Reform synagogue of Saratoga Springs.

Rosh Hashanah services begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, and 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Yom Kippur services begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12; services continue through the day on Wednesday, concluding with a breakfast after dark, at approximately 7:30 p.m. The services will be jointly led by Temple Sinai's co-rabbis Linda Motzkin, who serves as Skidmore’s High Holy Day chaplain, and Jonathan Rubenstein.

There will also be a Rosh Hashanah service Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

 All High Holy Day services are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Rabbi Linda Motzkin.


Tags: Campus Life, Community, Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Linda Motzkin