Center for Spiritual Life

A Guide to Religious Observances

Have you ever wondered about the significance of Sukkot? The importance of Easter? The customs of Ramadan?

Brandeis is home to rich and diverse cultural and religious traditions. We invite you to explore the significance of just some of the celebrations you might encounter here on campus.

View Brandeis' Academic Coursework and Religious Observance Policy.

*Note that Muslim and Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the first day listed.

Fall Semester

Winter Break

Spring Semester

Summer Break

*Jewish and Muslim holidays begin at sundown of the first day listed above.  The exact date of Muslim holidays is often determined by the sighting of the moon, so may vary by a day.