Jewish students sit out Yom Kippur football game

Thursday, October 6, 2011 | by

Some of the Jewish players at a Catholic school in Southern California will skip an annual rivalry game because of Yom Kippur.

West Hills Chaminade College Prep, which has a sizable Jewish population, is scheduled to meet Sherman Oaks Notre Dame Prep on Friday, Oct. 7, the night when Yom Kippur begins.

The Chaminade coach did not realize that the game fell on Yom Kippur until it was too late to reschedule the game, the Los Angeles Times reported. The team will be short several players, according to the newspaper.

Many other Southern California games were moved to Oct. 6, according to reports. — jta