We’re all about celebrating or commemorating Jewish cultural and religious holidays. Like costume parties? You’ll love Purim. Are shared meals your love language? Then Passover is the holiday for you. Or maybe you just love to love! That’s Tu B’av.
No matter who you are or what you believe, you’re invited to celebrate with us – oh, and a healthy appetite and an appreciation for strong drinks don’t hurt either!
Explore the list below and click through to see the many different ways you can participate with our community throughout the year.
Delight in this moment. Shabbat is more than a day for resting. It’s also a day to enjoy the delights of the world.
Every Friday from sunset to Saturday night
Honor and remember. Yom Hashoah is a solemn day when many Jewish communities hold special ceremonies to honor the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.
Begins at sunset, April 7 // Observed April 8, 2021
Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha-atzmaut are Israel’s national holidays commemorating the lives lost in the fight for freedom and the day celebrating their independence.
Yom Hazikaron: Begins at sunset, April 15 // Observed April 16, 2021
Yom Ha-atzmaut: Begins at sunset, April 16 // Observed April 17, 2021
Shavuot celebrates the end of the barley harvest and the start of the wheat harvest, while also serving as a reminder of the occasion when the ancient Israelites received the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai.
Begins at sunset, May 16 // Observed May 17 – 18, 2021
Every June, we celebrate LGBTQ+ community and honor the diversity of sexual orientation and gender and the generations of activists, politicians and citizens who fight for their rights and safety.
Open your heart. Tu B’Av is an ancient matchmaking holiday, revived in recent years as a celebration of love and friendship.
Begins at sunset, July 23 // Observed July 24, 2021
Reflect and renew. The High Holidays of Elul, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time of reflection and introspection as one year comes to an end and another begins.
Elul: Begins at sunset, August 9 // Observed September 6, 2021
Rosh Hashanah: Begins at sunset, September 6 // Observed September 7 – 8, 2021
Yom Kippur: Begins at sunset, September 15 // Observed September 16, 2021
Dwell in joy. Sukkot celebrates the fall harvest and serves as a reminder of the time when the ancient Israelites lived in the wilderness after escaping Egyptian slavery.
Begins at sunset, September 20 // Observed September 21 – 27, 2021
Unwind and retell. These holidays celebrate the Torah scrolls and the sacred wisdom found inside.
Sh’mini Atzeret: Begins at sunset, September 27 // Observed September 27 – 29, 2021
Simchat Torah: Begins at sunset, September 28 // Observed: September 28 – 29, 2021
Share the light. Hanukkah is celebrated during the darkest time of the year precisely to remind us that there is always light within each of us.
Begins at sunset, November 28 // Observed November 28 – December 6, 2021
Nourish your roots. Tu Bishvat, the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, is the last Jewish holiday of the winter, drawing our attention to the faintest first signs of spring.
Begins at sunset, January 16 // Observed January 17, 2022
Every February, we celebrate the Black community with programs and initiatives centered around diversity and awareness that propel us into action to make our city a more loving and tolerant place for everyone.
Make some noise! Purim, the Jewish holiday inspired by the satirical Biblical book of Esther, reminds us of the human need to experience delight and joy, even in our darkest hours.
Begins at sunset, March 16 // Observed March 17, 2022
Reimagine freedom. Passover invites us to reimagine what freedom must mean through storytelling, sharing meals and asking big questions about our world.
Begins at sunset, April 15 // Observed April 15 – April 22, 2022