Holiday Alert

The High Holidays (September 25 - 26; October 4, 2014)

Rosh Hashana - a day of sweetness and Yom Kippur - a day of atonement are the culmination of a month-long process of coming back to God.

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Sukkot (October 9 - 15, 2014)

Festival of Booths - with Lulav and Etrog in hand, we camp out under the stars for seven days remembering that God is our ultimate protection.

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Shemini Atzeret (October 16 - 17, 2014)

Shemini Atzeret is a two-day holiday and the Simchat Torah festivities are observed on the second day. The first day is referred to as "Shemini Atzeret" and the second day as "Simchat Torah".

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Chanukah (December 17 - 24, 2014)

Holiday of Lights - celebrates the miracle of a little oil that lasted for eight days, and continues to illuminate our lives to this very day.

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Tu B'Shvat (February 4, 2015)

New Year for the Trees - how to celebrate our connection to the environment and appreciate the fruits of the Land of Israel.

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Purim (March 5, 2014)

Purim holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).

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Passover (April 4 - 11, 2014)

Pesach (in Hebrew) is known as the "holiday of freedom", commemorating the Jewish Exodus from Egypt after 210 years of slavery. Passover is regarded as the "birth" of the Jewish nation. The name derives from the fact that during the final plague - the slaying of the first born - God “passed over" the Jewish homes.

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Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) (April 16, 2015)

Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the memory of the Six Million by learning about their heroism in the face of inhumanity and exploring the roots of anti-Semitism.

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Yom Ha'atzmaut (April 23, 2015)

National Independence Day of Israel, commemorating the Declaration of Independence in 1948.

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Lag Ba'omer (May 7, 2015)

Holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th Day of lyar.

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Shavuot (May 24 - 25, 2015)

Day the Torah was given - celebrating the monumental encounter between God and the Israelites at Mount Sinai, an event which changed mankind forever.

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Tisha B'Av and the 3 Weeks  (July 26, 2015)

Major Fast Day - remembering the day when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, not once but twice.

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