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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 5777 (2016-17) 


Rosh Hashana -, 2016 M‑Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  W Day of Atonement
Sukkot -, 2016 M‑Tu
-, 2016 W‑Su
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret  M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah  Tu Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah -, 2017 Su‑Su The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Tu BiShvat Feb 11, 2017 Sa New Year for Trees
Purim  Su Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach -, 2017 Tu‑W
-, 2017 Th‑Su
-, 2017 M‑Tu
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah Apr 24, 2017 M Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron May 1, 2017 M Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut May 2, 2017 Tu Israeli Independence Day
Lag B'Omer May 14, 2017 Su 33rd day of counting the Omer
Shavuot -, 2017 W‑Th Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Leil Selichot Sep 16, 2017 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Tish'a B'Av  Tu The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Tu B'Av

Aug 7, 2017 M

Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day

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