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CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Jewish Holiday Calendar 5780/2020 

 

 

Join Congregation Beth Shalom as we gather (virtually this year) together for holidays and festivals including:

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Beginning of Jewish year. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Most solemn of Jewish holy days devoted to prayer, fasting, and repentance. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

  • Community Break the Fast - Immediately following Yom Kippur services, the extended CBS family is invited to the meal prepared by our congregants.

Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Jewish festival of thanksgiving, harvest, and remembrance of the Jews wandering in the desert after their exodus from Egypt. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Sukkot)
Concludes the festival season.

Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Law)
Reading of the Law (Torah) is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. It is celebrated with dancing and song at CBS; a joyous celebration for the entire family.

Chanukah (Festival of Lights)
Eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating rededication of the second Temple by the Maccabees and their victory over the Syrians in 165 BCE. The entire community gather for an evening of latkes, singing and lighting the candles.
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Tu B'Shvat
New Year for Trees
 

Purim
Celebrates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from a plot to exterminate them. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Pesach (Passover)
Jewish festival marking the deliverance of Jews from slavery in Egypt. During the CBS community Seder, the group is invited on a journey to explore and discuss the modern meaning of the Exodus from Egypt.

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Honors the memory of six million Jewish martyrs and heroes who perished in the Nazi Holocaust. We gather to remember so that we will never forget.

Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
Jewish holiday marking the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. We celebrate our commitment to a safe and flourishing Israel.

Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)
Jewish festival commemorating giving of the Torah (Law) on Mount Sinai. All are welcomed at Diamond Creek, truly a Garden of Eden, for a community picnic.

Tisha B'Av
Commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av.

Thu, November 26 2020 10 Kislev 5781