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Rosh Hashanah     Yom Kippur     Sukkot     Simchat Torah    Hanukkah     Tu B'Shevat     Purim     Passover     Shavuot

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is a fall holiday, taking place at the beginning of the month of Tishrei, which is actually the seventh month of the Jewish year (counting from Nisan in the spring).

It is both a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection, a time to celebrate the completion of another year while also taking stock of one's life.

Rosh Hashanah Family Service

Preschool Shabbat and Story Time

Virtual Services and Celebrations
All services will be virtual. To register for online access, please use the following links:

Friday, September 18, 2020​

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Services at 6:30 PM 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Welcome from Clergy at 8:30 AM

  • Shacharit Service at 8:35 AM

  • Torah Service at 9:45 AM

  • Mincha/Ma'ariv Service at 6:30 PM

 Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Welcome from Clergy at 8:30 AM

  • Shacharit Service at 8:35 AM

  • Torah Service at 9:45 AM

All times are approximate.

Shana Tova Meditation with Ann Katz

 

Yom Kippur

Services and Celebrations

All services will be virtual. To register for online access, please use the following links:

 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • Kol Nidre Service at 6:30 PM

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • Welcome from Clergy at 8:30 AM

  • Shacharit Service at 8:35 AM

  • Torah Service at 9:30 AM

  • Sermon, Yizkor at approximately 10:30 AM

  • Ne'ilah Service at 6:30 PM

  • Ma'ariv/Shofar Blowing at 8:00 PM

All times are approximate.

The culmination of the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) is the fast day of Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement).

This is the day at the conclusion of which, according to tradition, God seals the Books of Life and Death for the coming year. The day is devoted to communal repentance for sins committed over the course of the previous year. Because of the nature of Yom Kippur and its associated rituals, it is the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.

YIZKOR MEMORIAL BOOK

To keep alive the precious memory of our beloved departed is a Jewish tradition. You cannot choose a finer method of perpetuating the memories of your dear ones than by memorializing their names in the Temple Beth David Book of Remembrance. We will be printing our Book of Remembrance for the four 5780 Yizkor services (Yom Kippur, Shmini Atzeret, Pesach, and Shavuot.) It will contain prayers and reflections, as well as the listing of memorial names. It is customary to list the names of parents, grandparents, other relatives, and friends. Complete your list here. * Deadline is Sept 9, 2020

Help us look beautiful for the High Holy Days. Contribute to our FLOWER FUND HERE

 

Sukkot

Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration.

According to rabbinic tradition, these flimsy sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt. The festival of Sukkot is one of the three great pilgrimage festivals (chaggim or regalim) of the Jewish year.

Services and Celebrations
Services will be held virtually. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Sukkot Services at 7:00 PM


Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Sukkot Services at 9:15 AM

  • Sukkot Services at 7:30 PM


Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • Sukkot Services at 9:15 AM

ORDER YOUR LULAV AND ETROG HERE BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

 

Shemini Atzeret &

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is a celebratory Jewish holiday that marks the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. Simchat Torah literally means "Rejoicing in the Law" in Hebrew.

Throughout the year, a set portion of the Torah is read each week. On Simchat Torah that cycle is finished when the last verses of Deuteronomy are read. The first few verses of Genesis are read immediately afterward, thereby starting the cycle again. For this reason, Simchat Torah is a joyous holiday celebrating having completed the study of God's word and looking forward to hearing those words again during the coming year.

Services and Celebrations

Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Erev Shemini Atzeret Service at 7:00 PM

 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Shemini Atzeret & Shabbat Services at 9:15 AM

  • Shemini Atzeret Service & Simchat Torah Celebration at 7:30 PM

  • Yizkor Service - 10:30 AM

 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

  • Simchat Torah Service at 9:15 AM

 

Hanukkah

Hanukkah, or the Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE.

Although it is a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day festival of Hanukkah has become a beloved and joyous holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and takes place in December, at the time of year when the days are shortest in the northern hemisphere.

Hanukkah Blessings -
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Tu B'Shevat

Falling in the middle of the Jewish month of Shvat, the 15th day of the month is the New Year of Trees. Today, this holiday is often celebrated by planting saplings and also by participating in a seder-meal that echoes the Passover seder, in which the produce of trees, including fruits and nuts, are eaten.

Planting a tree in Israel is the perfect way to show you care. You can plant trees for many different reasons and help green the land of Israel while sending a special gift to a friend or loved one. For each order, a beautiful certificate of your choice is mailed to the recipient with your own personal message. Plant trees for all of these occasions: birth, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, graduation, wedding, birthday, get-well wish, or in memory of someone special. Over the last 100 years, JNF has planted over 250 million trees in the land of Israel.

 
 

Purim

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.”

Services and Celebrations

 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Purim Service and Megillah reading at 6:30pm 

Family Game Night follows services from 7-9pm ~ FUN FOR ALL AGES!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Purim services and Megillah reading at 9:15am​

 

Passover

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the three major pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel. Originally a combination of a couple of different spring festivals, it is a commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt--especially the night when God "passed over" the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague--and of the following day, when the Israelites had to leave Egypt hurriedly. Centered on the family or communal celebration of the seder (ritual meal), Passover is one

of the most beloved of all Jewish holidays.

Services and Celebrations

** Please view home page for Virtual service times and links

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Service for the First Born ~ 9:00am

Thursday, April 9, 2020  Services at 9:15am and 6:00pm 

Thursday, April 9, 2020 ~ 6:30pm, 2nd night Seder (RSVP Required)
Friday, April 10, 2020 Services at 9:15am and 7:00pm
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Shabbat Services at 9:15am

Sunday, April 12, 2020 Minyan at 9:00am

Monday, April 13, 2020  Minyan at 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Minyan at 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Services at 9:15am and 6:30pm

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Services at 9:15am (& Yizkor)
Yizkor services after the Torah reading on the 16th (around 10:30am)​

 

Shavuot

Shavuot, the "Feast of Weeks,” is celebrated seven weeks after Pesach (Passover). Since the counting of this period (sefirat ha-omer) begins on the second evening of Pesach, Shavuot takes place exactly 50 days after the (first) seder. Hence, following the Greek word for “fifty,” Shavuot is also referred to sometimes as Pentecost. Although its origins are to be found in an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Services and Celebrations

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • Shavuot Services and Tikkun Leil Shavuot beginning at 6:30pm (Pre-Oneg), 7:00pm Learning. The evenings activities will be held at Temple Judea.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • Shavuot Services at 9:15am

  • Services at 6:30pm

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

  • Shavuot Services at 9:15am

  • Yizkor will be recited at around 10:30am