Chapel Hour to Mark Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan
September 5, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan’s University Chapel Hour will present its next service on Wednesday Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evelyn Chapel
(1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).
This service is free and open to the public.
The chapel hour will highlight Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish religious observance. Students
from Hillel, a campus organization that promotes positive relations between Jewish
students, faculty and the university as a whole, will deliver part of the service.
Rev. Hope Luckie, University Chaplain, will also discuss the start of Ramadan, a Muslim
The Jewish High Holiday Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish religious
New Year. The New Year and ensuing 10 days emphasize penitence and self-examination,
concluding with the observance of Yom Kippur, a solemn day for the reconciliation
During Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims believe that Allah
revealed the Qur’an to Muhammad. Throughout the month, Muslims abstain from food and
drink between sun up and sun down in order to focus more on prayer and their faith.
For additional information, please contact the Chaplain’s office at (309) 556-3005.
Contact: Heather Lindquist, (309) 556-3181