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Come celebrate the High Holidays at Northwestern!


 L'Shana Tova from Northwestern Hillel! We are thrilled to invite you to return again to Northwestern to join students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater Chicago community as we celebrate the start of 5780 with engaging and uplifting Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services on our beautiful Evanston campus!

We offer thoughtful services and programming by the lake and ample parking. 

Our Reform services are led by Rabbi Brandon Bernstein, Cantorial Soloist Andrea Leyton-Mange, and Professor Irwin Weil.​
Our Conservative services are led by Jesse Beller and JTS Rabbinical Student Deena Cowans. 

Ticket Information

We're pleased to welcome full-time university students - at Northwestern or any other university - free of charge and without reserved tickets. Simply bring your University ID.

All other must purchase tickets. Why do we charge for admission? The High Holidays are Northwestern Hillel's single largest fundraiser. Your ticket supports not only High Holidays services, but Shabbat dinners, Birthright Israel trips, theater performances, a capella singing, and an exceptional Hillel staff. 

So when you buy a ticket for the High Holidays at Northwestern, you not only attend some of the best services on the North Shore, you touch the lives of hundreds of Jewish students and thousands of Jewish alumni.

Northwestern Hillel is committed to welcoming all to attend our High Holiday services, regardless of their financial situation. To inquire about financial assistance, please call us at 847-467-4455; all inquiries will be kept confidential.

We encourage you to consider sponsoring part of our services. Sponsorship opportunities include new machzorim (prayer books); and subsidized tickets for young alumni and other young adults in the Chicago area. To discuss a meaningful contribution, please contact Ronna Belinky at

We wish you and your loved ones a New Year filled with sweetness, good health, and joy!