"This year, the High Holy Days arrived at Stanford University a week before the first day of classes, yet on Rosh Hashanah, Hillel was packed with students - many of whom hadn't even moved into their dorms yet.
In fact, it was more students than were expected, sending a Hillel staffer scrambling to find some folding tables and chairs. He assured the waiting students that there would be plenty of food and a seat at a table.
Not only that, but Stanford's New Student Orientation program went out of its way to shuttle Jewish freshmen who were away on a weeklong camping trip back to campus for Erev Rosh Hashanah, accompanied by a Jewish upperclassman whose job it was to make sure the newcomer didn't lose his or her way to services."
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