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Shabbat Service – (7/1/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/1/2022)
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 1st at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/2/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/2/2022)
Jul 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Shabbat Service – (7/8/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/8/2022)
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 8th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/9/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/9/2022)
Jul 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Shabbat Service – (7/15/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/15/2022)
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 15th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck.To best ensure we can provide a … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/16/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/16/2022)
Jul 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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A Night at the Movies with YALC! Thor: Love and Thunder 2:45 pm
A Night at the Movies with YALC! Thor: Love and Thunder
Jul 17 @ 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Date Sunday, July 17Time Movie at 4:00 PMWhere Kabuki Movie Theater 1881 Post St.Excited for the new installment to the MCU? Join us for Thor: Love and Thunder! We're getting together a group of Marvel enthusiasts and newbie … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (7/22/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/22/2022)
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/23/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/23/2022)
Jul 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Emanu-El Reads: People Love Dead Jews (Dara Horn) 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads: People Love Dead Jews (Dara Horn)
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Group Discussion of "People Love Dead Jews" with Alexa AsherWednesday, July 27, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Reuben Rinder ChapelOur very own Engagement Program Manager, Alexa Asher, will lead the discussion. Alexa holds a Master’s in Holocaust Studies from … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/30/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/30/2022)
Jul 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Jewish Holiday Descriptions

The following Jewish holidays are listed in chronological order as they are celebrated, beginning with the Fall High Holy Day Season.

Access a calendar of Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins the ten-day period known as the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is also known as the “birthday of the world”, the “day of remembrance” and the “day of the shofar.” Rosh Hashanah celebrates the ability of people to change and grow, as it is a time for deep thought, self-examination, and prayer.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiday in which the Jewish people ask for forgiveness and forgive others. Yom Kippur, the most solemn and holy day of the Jewish year, is the last day of the ten days of awe and marks the end of the ten-day period of the High Holy Days.

Sukkot

Sukkot is a fall harvest festival. Sukkot is also known as the “Festival of the Booths”, as it commemorates the time the Jewish people lived in temporary huts (sukkot) during their wandering and during their time of harvest in the fields. Sukkot is a time of feasting and of giving thanks for the harvest.

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, meaning “rejoicing with the Torah”, is a happy holiday celebrated with gaiety and festivity. On Simchat Torah the last portion of the Torah in the book of Deuteronomy and the first verses of the book of Genesis are read in the same Temple service, signifying that the Torah has no beginning and no end.

Chanukah

Chanukah, a joyous holiday celebrated for eight days, commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Greeks and thus Jewish independence and the right to once again practice the Jewish religion. Chanukah celebrates the rededication of the Temple after the victory over the Greeks. Chanukah is also called the “Festival of Lights” in remembrance of the miraculous oil that burned in the Temple menorah for eight days at the time of the rededication of the Temple.

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Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat celebrates the “Birthday of the Trees.” This Jewish holiday validates the importance of nature and stresses the need for people to care for trees, plants and objects in nature. It is customary to plant trees on Tu B’Shevat.

Purim

Purim, a time of merriment and great fun, is one of the happiest of Jewish holidays. The festival of Purim derives from the biblical story of Esther and commemorates the Jewish people’s success over people who tried to destroy them.

Passover

Passover celebrates the most important event in Jewish history, which is the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. This holiday recalls the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, their eventual freedom and their arrival in the promised land in Canaan. Passover is celebrated for eight days with a special meal, special foods, and specific traditional practices.


Yom Ha-atzmaut

Yom Ha-atzmaut, the “day of independence”, is the Jewish holiday celebrating Israel’s attainment of statehood. Israel’s Independence Day commemorates its establishment once again as the homeland of the Jewish people.

Lag Ba Omer

Lag Ba Omer is a minor Jewish holiday that focuses on the importance of study and learning. Lag Ba Omer is celebrated on the 33rd day of the 50 days of the counting of the “omer”, or the measure of the newly ripened barley. The Lag Ba Omer holiday provided a break from this serious harvest time.

Shavuot

Shavuot celebrates the day the Jews were given the Torah, the guidelines of Jewish life, on Mount Sinai. It is also a celebration of the time of harvest and the offering of the first fruits of the new harvest. On Shavuot the Jewish people decorate the synagogue with greens and flowers, wear white clothing, and eat dairy dishes.

Shabbat

The Jewish holiday of Shabbat is a joyous occasion celebrated every Friday night to Saturday night. Shabbat commemorates the creation of the world, as the world was created in six days and the seventh day was the day of rest. Shabbat is a special time for people to come together each week to be with family and friends, to rest, to think, to share, to sing, and to have a good time. The observance of Shabbat begins with a traditional ritual that includes blessings while lighting candles, drinking wine, and eating challah (twisted egg bread).

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