Festivities

Jewish Festivities

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15 Shevat

Monday, January 21, 2019

Work permitted

The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.

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Festivities of Elohim at Kahal Kadosh Beit Sar Shalom Synagogue

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Purim

Begins sunset of  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Thursday, March 21, 2019

Work should be avoided.
Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible.

Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.

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Passover

Begins sunset of  Friday, April 19, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Saturday, April 27, 2019

No work permitted on April 20 – 21 and April 26 – 27. Work is permitted only on April 22 – 25 with certain restrictions.

Yizkor is recited on Passover, Saturday, April 27

Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Our Passover megasite has tools, guides, insights, stories, inspiration—and just about everything you need to celebrate Passover. (But bring your own wine.)

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Second Passover Site

Second Passover

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Work permitted

Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a second Passover experience!

Second Passover Site

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Lag B’Omer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Work permitted

Lag BaOmer is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. It also commemorates the end of a plague that raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased.

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Shavuot

Begins sunset of  Saturday, June 8, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Monday, June 10, 2019

No work is permitted

Yizkor is recited on Shavuot, Monday, June 10

Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

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The Three Weeks

Saturday, July 20, 2019  through  Sunday, August 11, 2019

Work permitted, except Shabbat

The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).

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The 15th of Av Site

The 15th of Av

Friday, August 16, 2019

Work permitted

Our sages proclaimed the 15th of Av as one of the two greatest festivals of the year, yet they ordained no special observances or celebrations for it . . .

The 15th of Av Site

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Rosh Hashanah

Begins sunset of  Sunday, September 29, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

No work is permitted.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d as king.

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Yom Kippur Site

Yom Kippur

Begins sunset of  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Wednesday, October 9, 2019

No work is permitted.

Yizkor is recited on Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 9

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30).

Yom Kippur Site

Sukkot Site

Sukkot

Begins sunset of  Sunday, October 13, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Sunday, October 20, 2019

No work permitted on October 14 – 15. Work is permitted on October 16 – 18 and October 20 with certain restrictions..

The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating G‑d’s sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in G‑d’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness

Sukkot Site

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Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

Begins sunset of  Sunday, October 20, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, October 22, 2019

No work is permitted

Yizkor is recited on Shemini Atzeret, Monday, October 21

Following the seven joyous days of Sukkot, comes the happy holiday known as Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.

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Chanukah

Begins sunset of  Sunday, December 22, 2019 
Ends nightfall of  Monday, December 30, 2019

Work permitted, except Shabbat

Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.

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