Wednesday, April 22, 2009
GW Students Want Yom Kippur Break 2009!
About 2,800 Jewish Students attend The George Washington University. Yeshiva University, Tulane University, Syracuse University, and Brandeis University are all private universities that have roughly 2,000-2,800 Jewish students and all have Yom Kippur breaks, where classes will not be held on September 28th, 2009. All of these schools are listed under Hillel's Top 10 Jewish Schools.
I’d like to get school off on Monday, September 28th for Yom Kippur. If everyone has the day off, then Jewish students won’t feel behind in their classes and feel penalized for skipping class to observe Yom Kippur. Students who miss class on that Monday tend to feel overwhelmed because they missed a class that the school should’ve cancelled.
Join the Facebook group and sign the online petition! Jewish or not, everyone would like a day off from classes on Monday, September 28th, 2009!