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Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM
Tours on Fridays at 11 AM.

Memorial Church is closed for University holidays, University closures, services, and private events. Windhover Contemplative Center is currently closed. There is no expected re-opening date at this time.

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Jewish Religious Services

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Fall Jewish Holidays on campus at Stanford – 2023

Shana Tova - Happy New Year! During the fall semester, Jewish students, faculty, and staff will observe a series of holidays that mark the new year of 5784 in the Jewish calendar. Here’s how you can support them and promote a more inclusive campus community. 

Also includes High Holiday event information from Hillel and Chabad.

Observances for the 2023-2024 academic year

Meaning of Symbols
Icon Meaning
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Observance begins at sundown on the first day listed
Crescent moon
Observance ends at nightfall on the last day listed
Open palm
Observance has significant work restrictions
Fork and spoon in a circle with a line crossed through
Observance involves fasting practices or food accommodations
Observances for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
Date Holiday Icons
July 26 - 27 Tisha B'Av
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Fork and spoon in a circle with a line crossed through
September 15 - 17 Rosh Hashanah
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Open palm
Crescent moon
September 24 - 25 Yom Kippur
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Open palm
Crescent moon
Fork and spoon in a circle with a line crossed through
September 29 - October 6 Sukkot
Open palm
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Crescent moon
October 6 - 7 Shemini Atzeret
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Open palm
Crescent moon
October 7 - 8 Simchat Torah
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Open palm
Crescent moon
November 12 - 13 Sigd
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Crescent moon
December 7 - 15 Chanukah
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Crescent moon
January 25- 26 Tu B'shvat
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Crescent moon
March 23 - 24 Purim
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Crescent moon
April 22 - 30 Passover
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Open palm
Crescent moon
Fork and spoon in a circle with a line crossed through
May 4 - 5

Yom HaShoah

(Holocaust Remembrance Day)

A semicircle with three radiating lines
Crescent moon
June 11 - 13 Shavuot
A semicircle with three radiating lines
Open palm
Crescent moon