The Division of Equity and Inclusion would like to wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to members of the Jewish community on campus and throughout Eugene and Lane County! Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, which comprise both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday, Sep. 25 at sundown and concludes at sundown on Tuesday, Sep. 27.
With the rise of anti-Semitic incidents in our community, it is important for us to not just push back against hate, but lift up and engage with the different cultures that comprise our campus community as a lifestyle practice. Celebrations like Rosh Hashanah are one of many opportunities to do this.
Non-Jewish community members should note that some people observing the holiday may need to end their workdays earlier than usual to participate in organized prayer and should plan accordingly.
Happy Rosh Hashanah to all our students, colleagues and friends observing the holiday!