Worship

Services

Our Rabbi officiates on the 1st and 3rd Friday evenings.  During the year, our youth group, religious school classes and Sisterhood lead services. The remaining Fridays, services are led by lay leaders.

Please Join us – Details will be posted soon,  Everyone is welcome, no tickets needed.  Services are included in membership fees.  Non-Members suggested donation is $50.00/service.

Upcoming Holidays

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Passover: April 22-29, 2024
Yom Ha-Shoah: May 5-6, 2024
Yom Ha’atzmaut /Yom Hazikaron: May 12-14, 2024
Lag BaOmer: May 25-26, 2024
Shavuot: June 11-12, 2024
Tisha B’Av: August 12-13, 2024

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Rosh Hashanah: October 2-4, 2024
Yom Kippur: October 11-12, 2024

Description of Jewish Holy Days and Festivals

In Judaism, the day begins at sunset, all holidays begin at sundown of the day listed.

Shabbat
Shabbat is the most frequent, but also the most important of all Holy Days. Beginning at sunset every Friday evening and continuing until three stars appear in the sky on Saturday evening, we celebrate creation and freedom, with joyous eating, worship and study.

Rosh Hashanah
Each fall new moon, the Jewish New Year celebrates life, creation, and holiness and also ushers in a time of introspection, repentance, and return to a higher and holier life for the coming year.

Yom Kippur
On the tenth day of the fall month after Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Atonement is the most solemn of Jewish Holy Days, devoted to prayer, fasting, and repentance.

Sukkot
This fall harvest festival follows soon after Yom Kippur. For a week we dwell outdoors in simple, open-air booths or huts, celebrating nature’s abundance while remembering the fragility of life.

 Simchat Torah
With the end of Sukkot, we conclude the annual reading of the Torah. We celebrate with dancing with the Torah in our arms! The Torah is unrolled, end to end, and we read the end and the beginning in one breath to start all over again.

Chanukah
An eight-day holiday celebrating the lengthening of days after the winter equinox, change that can come through human struggle against tyranny, and the miraculous gifts received from God.

Tu BiShvat
On the fifteenth of the month of Shevat is the New Year for Trees. The Kabbalists created a Seder meal of various tree fruits and wine representing the mystical four worlds.

Purim
This is a festival of joyous celebration and turning everything on its head! We reveal what is hidden and hide what is ordinarily revealed. We read Megillah Esther and its story of human courage winning out over intolerance, hatred, and fear.

Passover
The Festival of Freedom! We remember, retell, and relive the Israelite people enslaved in Egypt and delivered by God out from oppression. It begins with Seder – a holiday celebration at the dinner table, not with a prayer book but with a Haggadah, or storybook.

Yom Ha-Shoah
Known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, to commemorate by lighting yellow candles to keep alive the memories of the victims, to gather together to mark the day through worship, music, and the stories from survivors.

Yom Ha’atzmaut
Marks the anniversary of the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

Yom Hazikaron
“Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism,” it was enacted into law in Israel in 1963.

Lag BaOmer
The Omer has both agricultural and spiritual significance: it marks both the spring cycle of planting and harvest, and the Israelites’ journey out of slavery in Egypt (Passover) and toward receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai (Shavuot).

Shavuot
50 days after the Exodus from Egypt we receive the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Shavuot celebrates the wisdom of Torah, our appreciation of our tradition and teachings.

Tisha B’Av
A day to remember many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout history, and to reflect on the suffering that still occurs in our world.