Elon to hold services for Jewish high holy days


    ELON, NC (AP) — Elon University will observe the Jewish High
    Holy Days with services for the first time.

    The Times-News of Burlington reported reported that a rabbi from
    New York will lead services for the holy
    days, which begin Wednesday with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year
    and end Oct. 8 with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.

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    Hillel campus director Nancy Luberhoff says Elon has about 350
    to 400 students who consider themselves Jewish and about 20 Jewish
    faculty and staff members. She says Alamance County has no
    synagogue so Hillel is the only Jewish institution there.

    Hillel provides support for Jewish students on campuses.

    Previously, students traveled to synagogues in Greensboro or to
    the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for services.

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