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 5780 (2019–20)

 

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashanah Sept 30-Oct 1, 2019 M–Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  W Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 14-15, 2019 M–Tu
Oct 16-20, 2019 W–Su
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 21, 2019 M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 22, 2019 Tu Day of Celebrating the Torah
Hanukkah Dec 23–30, 2019 M–M The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Tu BiShvat Feb 10, 2020 M New Year for Trees
Purim Mar 10, 2020 Tu Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 9–Apr 10, 2020 Th–F
Apr 11–14, 2020 Sa–Tu
Apr 15–16, 2020 W–Th
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah Apr 21, 2020 Tu Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Apr 28, 2020 Tu Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut Apr 29, 2020 W Israeli Independence Day
Lag B’Omer May 12, 2020 Tu 33rd day of counting the Omer
Shavuot May 29–30, 2020 F–Sa Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Leil Selichot Sep 12, 2020 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Tish’a B’Av Jul 30, 2020 Th The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Tu B’Av Aug 5, 2020 W Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine’s Day