Wesleyan Jewish Community 2022/5783


About Our Services:

We are so excited to come together to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with you. 

The services at the WJC (Wesleyan Jewish Community) are meant to be inclusive, interactive, welcoming, as well as innovative. With our wonderful Chazan Sharon McCord, we look forward to coming together for song, ritual, and sweetness. 

Times and locations are subject to change so please check this page for updates.


Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 4

5:00 pm:     Pre Yom Kippur Fasting Meal | Usdan Quiet Side (right side)

5:45 pm:    Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre | '92 Theatre

9:00 pm:     Meditation | Outside the '92 Theatre


Wednesday, October 5

10:00 am:   Yom Kippur Morning Service  | '92 Theatre

1:00 pm:     Holy Meal | Usdan Quiet Side (right side)

1:45 pm:     Fasting Friendly Hang-out  |  The Bayit

3:00 - 4:30pm:    Cultivating Compassion, At-one-ment | ORSL Lounge (169 High St second floor)

(Meditation with Rafa Borges Followed by a Metta (loving-kindness) acceptance and forgiveness practice)

3:30 pm:      Walk to Indian Hill Cemetary  |  meet at the Bayit

4:45 pm:   Yom Kippur Afternoon Services: Jonah, Yizkor, Neilah  |  '92 Theatre

7:08 pm:    End of Fast/Tekiyah Shofar Blast | '92 Theatre

Following services:   Lox and Bagel Break the Fast  |  DFC Usdan Campus Center Third Floor



Rosh Hashanah


Sunday, September 25

6:oo pm:    Rosh Hashanah Eve Service |  Beckham Hall (adjacent to Usdan)

Following services (approx 7:15 pm):   Rosh Hashanah Festive Meal  |  DFC Usdan Campus Center, Third Floor


Monday, September 26

10:00 am:  Rosh Hashanah Morning Services Day 1  |  '92 Theatre

Following services (approx 1:00 pm):   Rosh Hashanah Festive Meal  |  Usdan Campus Center Room 108


Tuesday, September 27

8:15 am Rosh Hashanah Morning Services Day 2 at Adath Israel Synagogue |  If you are interested in joining a group of Wesleyan students to walk over together, please email Rabbi David (dleipziger@wesleyan.edu) by 9/22 noon.


Friday, September 30

Tashlikh - Our annual eco nature walk to the Connecticut River (12 min walk from campus). This is a contemplative ritual in which we let go of experiences from the past year and continue the process of returning to our deepest selves, the path of Teshuvah. All are welcome. 

4:00pm at the Bayit (157 Church St)



If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi David at the address below.

Shanah Tova!

Rabbi David       dleipziger@wesleyan.edu