Holidays

High Holy Days

The High Holy Days bring many memorable traditions and practices.  On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we offer both traditional, alternative, and youth services.  No matter which you choose, our services are designed to teach and inspire.

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year
Begins sunset Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Ends sundown Friday, Sep 22, 2017

Did you know?
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to reflect on the past year and express one’s hopes for the year to come.  We dip apples or challah in honey to bring in a sweet new year.

Yom Kippur

Day of Atonement
Begins sunset Friday, Sep 29, 2017
Ends sundown Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

Festivals and Holidays

Dine in the Sukkah, dance on Simchat Torah, spin your dreidel on Hanukkah, and shake your grogger on Purim.  Join us throughout the year to experience the rich traditions our holidays offer. 

Sukkot

Festival to commemorate the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness 
Begins sunset Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Ends sundown Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

Day of celebrating the Torah
Begins sunset Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Ends sundown Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Hanukkah

Festival of light commemorating the rededication of the Temple in 165 BC by the Maccabees
Begins sunset Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Ends sundown Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

Did you know?
The Hebrew letters on the dreidel stand for “a great miracle happened there.”  As we spin it, we remember the miracle of the Maccabees.  Against great odds, they fought for, and won, their rights to religious freedom.

To view songs and prayers for Hanukkah click here.

Purim

commemorate the defeat of Haman's plot to massacre the Jews
Begins sunset Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Ends sundown Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

Did you know?
On Purim we shake our noisemakers to blot out the name of evil Haman. 

Passover

Feast of Unleavened Bread celebrating the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt
Begins sunset Friday, Mar 30, 2018
Ends sundown Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

To view examples of prayers from Passover click here.

For specific service times, please see our calendar.

 
 
 
 
Wed, December 13 2017 25 Kislev 5778