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Holy Days & Festivals


As the prophets declared long ago, ritual and ceremony are not of the essence of religion. However, they are a means of making religious truth more vivid and inspiring to the worshipper. Following are brief descriptions of the major Jewish holidays celebrated at Emanu-El, their significance and some associated practices.





Purim

March 4, 2015 [5775]

Held on the 14th day of Adar, Purim is a festival of joy — marked by feasting, giving gifts to friends and providing charity to those in need. Read More »




NOTE: Except for that of Selichot, the dates listed below are for the eve of the holiday. All holidays continue through the following day.

 


Selichot   September 20, 2014
Rosh Hashanah   September 24, 2014
Yom Kippur   October 3, 2014
Sukkot   October 8, 2014
Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah   October 15, 2014
Chanukah   December 16, 2014
Purim   March 4, 2015
Passover   April 3, 2015
Conclusion of Passover   April 9, 2015
Shavuot   May 23, 2015





Listen to holiday services
by launching the audio player.




Services will be available on the Emanu-El website
generally within one hour of the end of the live service.


For information about High Holy Days seating, click here.


View a 5-year calendar for the holidays.



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