In observance of Passover, the JCCSF is closed tomorrow, April 23. Happy Passover!

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.

 

SHABBAT

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

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PASSOVER

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 22 // Observed April 22 – April 30, 2024

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YOM HASHOAH

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, May 5 // Observed May 6, 2024

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ISRAEL NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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, May 12 // Observed May 13, 2024

Yom Ha-atzmaut: Begins at sunset, May 13 // Observed May 14, 2024

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SHAVUOT

Discuss & Discover. Shavuot celebrates the spring harvest, while also serving as a reminder of the occasion when the ancient Israelites received the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai.

Begins at sunset, June 11 // Observed June 11 – 13, 2024

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PRIDE MONTH

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.

Observed June 1 – 30, 2024

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TU B’AV

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, August 18 // Observed August 19, 2024

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HIGH HOLIDAYS

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, September 2, 2024

Rosh Hashanah: Begins at sunset, October 2 // Observed October 2 – 4, 2024

Yom Kippur: Begins at sunset, October 11 // Observed October 12, 2024

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SUKKOT

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, October 16 // Observed October 16 – 23, 2024

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SH’MINI ATZERET & SIMCHAT TORAH 

Unwind and retell. These holidays celebrate the Torah scrolls and the sacred wisdom found inside.

Sh’mini Atzeret: Begins at sunset, October 23 // Observed October 23 – 25, 2024

Simchat Torah: Begins at sunset, October 24 // Observed: October 24 – 25, 2024

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HANUKKAH

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, December 25 // Observed December 25, 2024 – January 2, 2025

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TU BISHVAT

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, February 12 // Observed February 13, 2025

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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.

Observed February 1 – 28, 2025

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PURIM

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 13 // Observed March 14, 2025

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