Holiday Services

We celebrate all holidays with both evening and morning services. Evening services start at 7 p.m. and morning services begin at 10 a.m. Our choir sings for most holiday services.

Rosh HaShanah

On Rosh HaShanah we have an Erev Rosh HaShanah (evening) service on the first night, and morning services on both the first and second days. During the morning service on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, we offer babysitting and activities for children through grade 5. We also offer a children’s service on the first day of Rosh HaShanah. In addition to the formal services, we have a Tashlich service at a nearby park the first day of Rosh HaShanah. We also hold a food drive for the local food bank during the High Holy Day period.

Yom Kippur

We have services on Erev Yom Kippur (evening) and during Yom Kippur day. The services on Yom Kippur day include morning services, afternoon services, a memorial service, and the concluding service. There is also a children’s service, a study session, and children’s activities. We have a communal break fast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.

Sukkot

We have services on Erev Sukkot (evening) and on Sukkot morning. We have an oneg after the evening service in our sukkah, and everyone who wishes has a chance to shake the lulav and etrog. After the morning service, we share a bring-your-own lunch in the sukkah.

See pictures from Sukkot 5774

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

We always have a joyful time on the evening of Simchat Torah dancing with Torah scrolls as we circle the sanctuary seven times. We unroll the scrolls to read the last few lines of Deuteronomy and then read the beginning of Genesis. We also hold religious school consecration on Simchat Torah.

Purim

Even with Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to celebrate Purim by reading from the Megillah, singing songs and other activities on Zoom

Pesach (Passover)

We celebrate the first night of Pesach with a seder in our homes. We have morning services on Zoom on the first day of Passover. Temple David holds a Zoom seder on the second night of Passover. We have evening and morning services on Zoom for the seventh day with Yizkor in the morning.

Shavuot

We hold confirmation services on Shavuot. We have both evening and morning services, and the morning services include the Hallel (Psalms) and Yizkor (Memorial) services. We hold a themed lunch after morning services.

 

Holiday Calendar

Calendar of Jewish Holidays – urj.org

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