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Festivals

The three main festivals in Jewish tradition are Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Our community celebrations for these holidays vary from year, although some aspects are consistent: every holiday includes joyful connections and traditions. 

Passover

Our Temple offers a pre-recorded seder using the CCAR haggadah Mishkan HaSeder. Whether you use the kindle book, follow along page-by-page or fast forward and only use certain sections, we hope this recording will help you connect with the Temple for your home seder. 

Festival Service

On the first and last (seventh) day of Passover we offer festival morning services. We enjoy an informal and friendly environment, combining song, prayer, conversation, and care for our community. 

Shavuot, May 16-17, 2021    

Save the evening of Sunday, May 16 for our congregational celebration of Shavuot - the festival that commemorates God giving Torah to the Jewish people at Mt. Sinai. Our plans for Shavuot 2021 include an outdoor picnic, and an indoor prayer service you can join in the sanctuary, on the patio, or on Zoom from home, with a very special study dedicated to the memory of our esteemed Rabbi Emeritus A. David Packman (z'l). Rabbi Packman's family has offered books from his extensive collection to our Temple members who stop by on Erev Shavuot -- all are welcome to select the titles you would like to bring home to your own library. 

Also on Shavuot! 6 pm Sunday May 16 - 10 am Monday May 17

Join rabbis and congregants from other Reform communities all across the nation for a full night of innovative and interactive learning on Zoom. When you register here you will receive a full list of all the different programs being offered along with the Zoom information to join the sessions that interest you. This is a no-obligation registration so sign up today! Read more about Tikkun Leil Shavuot here.

Sukkot, September 20-27, 2021                              

We look forward to taking advantage of our beautiful Temple grounds to celebrate our Fall Festivals. Check back for updates!

Hanukkah, November 28-December 6, 2021

We look forward to announcing our special Hanukkah plans! Check back in November.

First candle: Sunday, November 28, 2021

Last candle: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Last day of Hanukkah: Monday, December 6, 2021 

Tisha B'Av, July 18, 2021

Join Zemer Sweenie for a somber Tisha B'Av observance highlighting some of the musical threads of the holiday.

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782