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Festivals (Yom Tov)

Festivals (Yom Tov)

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As we progress through the year, the Jewish Calendar provides us with oases of inspiration and strength, known as the Festivals. Each Holiday has its particular character and message; all are important opportunities for reconnecting with ourselves, our loved ones and our G‑d.

ROSH HASHANAH & YOM KIPPUR

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SUKKOT - Begins at sundown on Wednesday, October 8

  • Morning Services on October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
  • Evening Services on October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 (see below)
  • Enjoy the kiddush luncheon in the Sukkah; shake the Lulav!
  • Yizkor Memorial Prayer, Thursday, October 16 – approximately 11am. Click here for Yizkor Information

SIMCHAT TORAH - Begins at sundown on Wednesday, October 15

  • What a service! This might just be the fun-nest service of the year!
  • The Family Service begins at 6pm, followed by the Adult Service (kids are surely welcome!) at 7pm.

CHANUKAH - First Candle on Tuesday, December 16

Blend Friday Night Shabbat Service with Chanukah! Enjoy a special kiddush (and admire Jane Appelbaum’s dreidel collection!)

PURIM - Begins at sundown on Wednesday, March 4

Get your masks and groggers ready …. here we go! Each year we celebrate with a wild Megillah reading. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume!

PASSOVER - Begins at sundown on Friday, April 3

  • Evening Services: April 4 (followed by Community Seder*); April 9, 10 – 7:30pm
  • Daytime Services: Shabbat April 4; April 5; April 10; April 11. Daytime services are followed by a Kiddush luncheon with Shmurah Matzah!
  • Yizkor Memorial Prayer, Shabbat, April 11 – approximately 11am. Click here for Yizkor Information

*Join us for our Community Seder on April 4, a fun and creative experience! Space is limited and reservations will be required. Watch this website for more information as the time gets closer.

SHAVUOT - Begins at sundown on Saturday, June 23

  • Evening Services: May 23, 24 – 7:30pm
  • All-Night Study Session, May 23 at 10pm
  • Daytime Services: Sunday, May 24, May 25 – 9:30am. All daytime services are followed by a dairy Kiddush luncheon!
  • Yizkor Memorial Prayer, Monday, May 25 – approximately 11am.Click here for Yizkor Information
  • Join us for our Ice Cream Party & Services: Sunday, May 24th – 11am (Note: This follows the Hebrew School end-of-year celebration)

Tisha B’Av – Begins at Nightfall, Saturday, August 25

Considered the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, a day we mourn the destruction of the Temples of old, we read the Book of Lamentations in a mournful tune. Services are 9:15pm.

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