Hello and Shalom from Wesleyan’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and Rabbi.
I wanted to wish everyone a meaningful and productive year, and remind students of the university’s policy on class attendance and religious holidays. Any student who is planning to miss classes during the upcoming Jewish holidays Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur, September 28-30, and October 7-8) is expected to speak with her/his professors as soon as possible.
To see the schedule for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and events, go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/orsl /jewish/schedule.html
Wesleyan’s policy is as follows: “The following information on the observance of religious holidays is provided to alert members of the Wesleyan community to possible scheduling conflicts. Faculty are asked to accommodate students whose religious holiday observance conflicts with paper deadlines or scheduled examinations. Not all holidays require absence from routine commitments. Questions about the holidays may be directed to the University Chaplains. Students who have questions about class attendance and assignments should consult with their Class Dean.”
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If I can be of help with your transition to Wes. feel free to stop by my office. You can find me at: 169 High Street (corner of Church St.), Rm. 208, x2278, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shanah Tova and Happy Beginnings, Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, Director of Spiritual and Religious Life, University Jewish Chaplain, http://www.wesleyan.edu/orsl/