Learn About the Importance of Our Jewish Holidays
Nov. 29 – Dec 6 Mon. – Mon
Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an eight-day festival marked by the lighting of candles—one on the first night, two on the second and so on—using a special candle holder called a menorah or chanukiah. Although not a major Jewish holiday, its popularity has increased in recent years, especially among American Jews. Traditions include a game involving the spinning of dreidels (tops), eating potato latkes (pancakes) and gift-giving.
Sukkot 5782 Sept. 20th 2021- Mon Eve. - Mon Sept. 27th Is a seven-day festival, also known as the Feast or Festival of Booths, the Feast of Tabernacles, or just Tabernacles. It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals mentioned in the Bible. Sukkot is celebrated by the building of a sukkah, or temporary dwelling, outdoors.
Chol HaMoed Thurs, Sept. 23rd – Monday, Sept. 27th
Monday, Sept. 27th Hoshana Rabbah
Shemini Atzeret Sept. 27th Erev
This holiday immediately follows the conclusion of the holiday of Sukkot.
Tuesday, Sept. 28th Shmini Atzeret Yizkor Recited
Simchat Torah Service - Evening
This holiday immediately follows the holidays of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret. It concludes and begins anew the annual reading cycle of the Torah, the Five Books of Moses that make up a portion of the Jewish Bible
Wednesday, Simchat Torah Sept 29th
Saturday, August 28th 2021
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Traditions include eating apples dipped in honey and blowing the shofar (ram’s horn). Most Jews attend synagogue on these days and the preceding evening.
Next Year: 5782
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, September 6th 2021
Rosh Hashanah Day I Tuesday, September 7th 2021
Rosh Hashanah Day II Service Wednesday, September 8th 2021 Tashlich
2021 - 5782
Yom Kippur is considered by Jews to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year. Fasting begins at sundown and ends after nightfall the following day. Most Jews attend synagogue on this day and the preceding evening
Erev Yom Kippur- Kol Nidre
Wednesday, September 15th 2021
Service 6:00 PM
Yom Kippur Monday, September 16th 2021
March 17 Thursday
Purim is one of the most joyous Jewish holidays. Purim commemorates the events that took place in the Book of Esther. Traditions include masquerading in costumes and giving care packages to those in need.
*Fri - April 15 – Sat -23
*includes Intermediate days
Passover (or Pesach) commemorates the liberation of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. A feast called a seder is held on the first two nights and on the final two nights of the eight-day holiday. No leavened food (e.g., bread, cake) is eaten during Passover. Matzah (unleavened bread) is consumed instead. * includes intermediate days.
June 5 & 6 Sun. & Mon.
Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, is also known as "Pentecost." According to Rabbinic tradition, the Ten Commandments were given on this day. It is traditional to eat meals containing dairy during Shavuot
Yizkor is recited on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Passover and Shavuot
We will always remember!! Z'l
A moment in Elul 5780 that will always be remembered!