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They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them Exhibit 12:05 pm
They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them Exhibit
Jun 30 @ 12:05 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:03 pm
They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them Exhibit
They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them: A History of Temple Emanu-ElOut newest museum exhibit features photos and artifacts from Temple Emanu-El's three buildings. Temple Emanu-El, 1867. Photo: San Francisco … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 7-1-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 7-1-2016
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-1-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-1-2016
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Family Shabbat Service and Simchat Shabbat Dinner 6:00 pm
Family Shabbat Service and Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Shabbat Service and Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Family Shabbat Service Friday, July 1 6:00 pm Location: Martin Meyer Sanctuary Perfect for families with young children. This service is shorter, fun, musical, and created with your young ones in mind.    Simchat Shabbat … Continued
Shabbat Service (Main) 7-1-2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (Main) 7-1-2016
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shabbat Service (Main)  7-1-2016
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 07-01-2016 6:45 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 07-01-2016
Jul 1 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Registration has now closed. Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:00 pm in Guild Hall.Mediterranean Food will be provided
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 7, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 7, 2016
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Jennifer … Continued
Side by Side Summer 9:30 am
Side by Side Summer
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Side by Side Summer
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 14, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 14, 2016
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Jennifer … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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TEST Valerie and Rebecca 2:24 pm
TEST Valerie and Rebecca
Jul 27 @ 2:24 pm – 4:24 pm
Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Camp Newman Shabbat 4:00 pm
Camp Newman Shabbat
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Camp Newman Shabbat
Shabbat is one of the most magical times at URJ Camp Newman. As a community, we gather together to sing, pray, eat, dance and celebrate our Jewish tradition amid the startling beauty of our Santa … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-29-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-29-2016
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 7-29-2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS) 7-29-2016
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Jewish Holidays

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 Holidays. 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 Holidays.

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.

Blessings and How to Light Candles for Chanukah

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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