We observe all of the traditional Jewish holidays and festivals in a variety of ways.
ROSH HASHANAH: We observe both days of Rosh Hashanah. Childrens’ Services and babysitting are available.
YOM KIPPUR: Observance of the Day of Atonement begins with Kol Nidre. Yom Kippur services include Yiskor and Neilah and the blowing of the Shofar.
SUKKOT: Students and members of the congregation decorate our sukkah. Family traditions are shared during our Congregational Sukkah Walk.
SIMCHAT TORAH: Noisy, joyously celebrated, dancing to a klezmer band and marching with the Sefer Torah.
HANUKKAH: A congregational celebration with latkes, gelt, music and candlelighting.
PURIM: Costumes, groggers, Megillah reading and hamantaschen. A carnival with games, prizes and the Shushan Cafe.
PASSOVER: A congregational seder is led by the rabbi and cantor on the second night of Passover. There are special activities for the younger children and a traditional Pesach feast.
YOM HA’ATZMAUT: A festive Israeli dinner and Israeli dancing put us in the mood to celebrate Israel’s Independence day.
SHAVUOT: At Tikkun l’eyl Shavuot, we celebrate with ice cream and Torah study.
SELICHOT: A dessert reception and program are followed by a late evening service to usher in the High Holy Days.