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 5782 (2021–22)

 

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashanah Sept 7–8, 2021 Tu–Wed The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  Th Day of Atonement
Sukkot Sept 21–27, 2021 Tu–M Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Sept 28, 2021 Tu Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Sept 29, 2021 W Day of Celebrating the Torah
Hanukkah Nov 28–Dec 6, 2021 Su–M The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Tu BiShvat Jan 17, 2022 M New Year for Trees
Purim Mar 17, 2022 Th Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 16–23, 2022 Sa–Sa Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah Apr 28, 2022 Th Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron May 4, 2022 W Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut May 5, 2022 Th Israeli Independence Day
Lag B’Omer May 19, 2022 Th 33rd day of counting the Omer
Shavuot June 5–6, 2022 Su–M Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Leil Selichot Sept 17, 2022 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Tish’a B’Av Aug 7, 2022 Su The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Tu B’Av Aug 12, 2022 F Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine’s Day