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 5783 (2022–23)

(Holidays begin at sundown on the first date specified and end at nightfall on the last date specified.)

Holiday Dates Description
Rosh Hashanah Sept 25–27, 2022 Su–Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  Tu–W Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 9–16, 2022 Su–Su Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 16–17, 2022 Su–M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 17–18, 2022 M–Tu Day of Celebrating the Torah
Hanukkah Dec 18–Dec 26, 2022 Su–M The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
Tu BiShvat Feb 5–6, 2023 Su–M New Year for Trees
Purim Mar 6–7, 2023 M–Tu Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
Pesach Apr 5–13, 2023 W–Th Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Yom HaShoah Apr 17–18, 2023 M–Tu Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron Apr 24–25, 2023 M–Tu Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma’ut Apr 25–26, 2023 Tu–W Israeli Independence Day
Lag B’Omer May 8–9, 2023 M–Tu 33rd day of counting the Omer
Shavuot May 25–27, 2023 Th–Sa Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish’a B’Av July 26–27, 2023 W–Th The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Tu B’Av Aug 1–2, 2023 Tu–W Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine’s Day
Leil Selichot Sept 9, 2023 Sa Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays