Holidays

.....When their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into celebration. These were to be days of feasting, celebration and sending presents of food to one another and giving gifts to the poor. Esther 9:22

Shabbat

Weekly day of rest & celebration

Rosh Chodesh

New moon celebration. Monthly prayer based on the traditional liturgical sources

Pesach

Passover. Community seder & Children’s Seder Events

First Fruits

The first Sunday after the start of Pesach is Resurrection Sunday

S'firat HaOmer

Daily counting of blessings for 49 days leading up to the 50th day, Shavuot

Lag B'Omer

Congregational picnic on or around the 33rd day of the Omer

Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaZikaron

Memorial day for those who died in defense of Israel

Yom HaAtzmaot

Israel Independence Day

Yom Yerushalayim

Jerusalem Day

Shavuot

Pentecost. 7th Sunday celebration of the giving of the Holy Spirit

Shiva-Asar B'Tammuz

The 17th of Tammuz is a fast day to commemorate the breach of the walls of Jerusalem 3 weeks before the destruction of the 2nd Temple

Tisha B'av

The 9th day of Av commemorating the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples

S'lichot (40 days)

40 days prior to Yom Kippur, a time for repentance

Rosh HaShanah

The Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah. Celebrate with traditional foods, worship and the sounding of the Shofar

Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement is a fast day that ends with a catered dinner as we break the fast together

Sukkot

We build, occupy and tear down the tabernacle. During the holiday we invite the public in various ways to celebrate with us

Shemini Atzeret

The 8th day celebration at the end of Sukkot

Simchat Torah

The 9th day celebration of the end of the reading of the Torah

Chanukah

Feast of Dedication. We light the Chanukiah and have a Chanukah party

Tu B'shvat

We honor the creator of all creation on this new year for the trees by planting trees and doing other landscape beautification projects

Purim

We read the Book of Esther with noise makers to blot out the name of H**** and promote dressing in costume for a real party atmosphere