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 5781 (2020–21)

 

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashanah Sept 19–20, 2020 Sa–Su The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  M Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 3–4, 2020 Sa–Su
Oct 5–9, 2020 M–F
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 10, 2020 Sa Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 11, 2020 Su Day of Celebrating the Torah
Hanukkah Dec 11–18, 2020 F–F The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Tu BiShvat Jan 28, 2021 Th New Year for Trees
Purim Feb 26, 2021 F Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Mar 28–29, 2021 Su–M
Mar 30–Apr 2, 2021 Tu–F
Apr 3–4, 2021 Sa–Su
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah Apr 8, 2021 Th Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Apr 14, 2021 W Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut Apr 15, 2021 Th Israeli Independence Day
Lag B’Omer Apr 30, 2021 F 33rd day of counting the Omer
Shavuot May 17–18, 2021 M–Tu Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Leil Selichot Aug 28, 2021 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays
Tish’a B’Av Jul 18, 2021 Su The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Tu B’Av Jul 24, 2021 Sa Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine’s Day