Jewish Holy Days

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Zoroastrian & Pagan – Pierre TORET
Jain – André Luiz Gollo
Islam – anbileru adaleru
Christian – Nick Kinling
Buddhist – Rene Ramsey-Passmore

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Spring 2023
Fall 2023 Spring 2024

Rosh Hashanah – Jewish

Jewish New Year. Begins at sundown. A time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram’s horn is sounded, and special foods are prepared and shared.

Sept.  26-27 Sept. 15-17

Yom Kippur – Jewish

Begins at sundown. Jewish Day of Atonement. The holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance.

Oct. 5 Sept. 24-25

Sukkot – Jewish

Begins at sundown. Jewish Feast of Tabernacles which celebrates the harvest and protection of the people of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness dwelling in tents. Temporary dwelling places have leaves for a roof so the sky can be seen. In temperate climates, night is spent in the Succoth.

Oct. 10-11 Sept. 29

Shemini Atzeret – Jewish

Begins at sundown. Jewish completion of the annual cycle of reading of the Torah

Sept. 27 Oct. 6

Simchat Torah – Jewish

Begins at sundown. Jewish day to celebrate the reading of the law. Synagogue services involve readings, processions and blessing of the children.

Sept. 28 Oct. 7-8

Hanukkah – Judaism

Jewish festival of lights. It commemorates the Maccabean recapture and rededication of the Jerusalem Temple in 165-164 b.c.e. Special readings and praise songs focus on liberty and freedom. The eight candle Menorah is lighted. Begins at sundown.

Dec. 18

Purim – Jewish

Feast of Lots; celebrates deliverance of Jews of ancient Persians froma plot to destroy them.

Mar 6-7 Mar 23-24

Pesach (Passover) – Jewish

Marks the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt; “Seder” ceremonies emphasize the concept of freedom

April 6-7 (begins sundown Apr. 5)

April 12-13

  Yom Ha-Sho’ah – Jewish April 17 May 4

Shavuot – Jewish

Festival of Weeks; celebrates harvest of first fruits and commemorates the giving of the Torah and Commandments at Mt’ Sinai.

May 25-27 June 11-13