Wesleyan Jewish Community 2023/5784



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. We incorporate elements and melodies from both traditional and liberal Jewish communities. This page updates frequently, so stay tuned for more updates.

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 15

6:oo pm:    Rosh Hashanah Eve Service |  DAC Courtyard CFA (rain location Beckham Hall, adjacent to Usdan)

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

Saturday, September 16

10:00 am:  Rosh Hashanah Morning Services Day 1  |  Beckham Hall

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

Sunday, September 17

8:15 am Rosh Hashanah Morning Services Day 2 at Adath Israel Synagogue. More info at:


If you are interested in joining a group of Wesleyan students to walk over together, please email Rabbi David (dleipziger@wesleyan.edu) by 9/14 noon.

Friday, September 22

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. 

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

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24

5:15 pm: Pre-Yom Kippur Fasting Meal | Usdan Quiet Side (right side)

6:00 pm (Promptly) :    Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre | Beckham Hall, Usdan Campus Center

Monday, September 25

10:00 am:   Yom Kippur Morning Service  | Beckham Hall

1:45 pm:     Fasting Friendly Hang-out  |  The Bayit, 157 Church St

2:00 pm:      Walk to Indian Hill Cemetary  |  meet at the Bayit

3:15 pm:   Atonement and at "one-ment", a contemplative experiential workshop integrating mindfulness and Jewish ritual | ORSL Lounge (169 High St. Corner of Church St., Second Floor) 

5:00 pm:   Yom Kippur Afternoon Services: Jonah, Yizkor, Neilah  |  Beckham Hall

6:50 pm:    Havdalah: CFA Courtyard  (rain location, Beckham Hall) 

7:23 pm:    End of Fast/Tekiyah Shofar Blast: CFA Courtyard ( rain location Beckham Hall)

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

To get involved or if you have any questions, please contact Rabbi David at the address below.

Shanah Tova!

Rabbi David       dleipziger@wesleyan.edu