Tori Luecking, the freshman engagement associate for KU Hillel, said she thinks it’s important for students to have a warm and friendly place to go for the High Holidays.
“Hillel acts as a place for students to come so we can come together as a community to celebrate, bring in the new year and engage in something meaningful together that is part of our tradition,” Luecking said.
Hillel also hosted Kol Nidre services at the Memorial Union at KU for students. Following a dinner provided by KU Catering, students enjoyed a night of services before Yom Kippur.
Katie Fine, a junior from Overland Park, said she enjoyed getting to spend part of the holiday with friends.
“On that Friday, I wanted more of a college experience of the holiday and to get the chance to be around other students for the holiday,” Fine said. “Hillel provided a great place to do that.”
To find out about upcoming KU Hillel events for students and the community visit www.kuhillel.org.