Holidays

The holidays offer us opportunities to come together as a community with prayer and celebration. Festival services often feature lively music and an earlier start time (check the calendar). We offer holiday programming for all members of our community, from tots to adults!

Yizkor (Memorial Services)

Early morning Yizkor servies are held on Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot, providing a moment of quiet reflection and rememberance at the start of the day.

 

Holiday Calendar 5779 (2018–19)

 

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashanah Sept 10–11, 2018 M–Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  W Day of Atonement
Sukkot Sept 24–25, 2018 M–Tu
Sept 26–30, 2018 W–Su
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 1, 2018 M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 2, 2018 Tu Day of Celebrating the Torah
Hanukkah Dec 3–10, 2018 M–M The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Tu BiShvat Jan 21, 2019 M New Year for Trees
Purim Mar 21, 2019 Th Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 20–Apr 21, 2019 Sa–Su
Apr 22–25, 2019 M–Th
Apr 26–27, 2019 F–Sa
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah May 2, 2019 Th Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron May 8, 2019 W Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut May 9, 2019 Th Israeli Independence Day
Lag B’Omer May 23, 2019 Th 33rd day of counting the Omer
Shavuot June 9–10, 2019 Su–M Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Leil Selichot Sep 21, 2019 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Tish’a B’Av Aug 11, 2019 Su The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Tu B’Av Aug 16, 2019 F Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine’s Day