Holidays

Beyond Shabbat, the Jewish calendar is full of holy days. The Temple is a place to observe these days and a resource for those who wish to mark them outside of the synagogue.The Jewish year begins with the Days of Awe, and these begin with Rosh Hashanah. On this, the Jewish new year, there is much celebration and special services at The Temple. This begins ten days of reflection that culminate with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 
 
During these High Holy Days, we not only have services that speak to adults, but also services aimed at toddlers, school age children, and teenagers. Elsewhere on the calendar are the three pilgrimage festivals: Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. Morning services are held on both the first and concluding days of these festivals at 10:30 AM. On the final days of Sukkot (Simchat Torah) and Passover, yizkor prayers are included in the services.We believe in the full emotional range of Jewish observance. As such, we celebrate Purim and Simchat Torah with a strong emphasis on family involvement and joy -- even frivolity!Chronological Listing of Major Holy DaysThe following list begins with the beginning of the Jewish year on Rosh Hashanah and includes all major Jewish holy days. There are, of course, a litany of more minor holy days. We encourage you to contact our clergy if you would like to learn more about the range of Jewish observances.

 

    • Rosh Hashanah
    • Yom Kippur
    • Sukkot & Simchat Torah
    • Chanukah
    • Tu B’Shevat
    • Purim
    • Passover
    • Shavuot
    • Tisha B’Av

 

 

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