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Jewish Observances

We celebrate with our Jewish sisters and brothers.

“Slichot” Prayer by Mark Neyman for Government Press Office / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Judaism

Yom Kippur

Photo: “Slichot” Prayer by Mark Neyman for Government Press Office / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Yom Kippur  2018 begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 18.  This is the holiest day of the year for our Jewish brothers and sisters.  It is often called a day of atonement and reconciliation.  Jewish people...
Rosh Hashanah 2012 by Joshua Bousel / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Judaism

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the universe. The Rosh Hashanah actually means Head of the Year. This is one of Judaism’s holiest days and it marks the beginning of a 10-day period of a call to repentance and reconciliation which culminates on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)....
The Western Wall, Jerusalem by Ronan Shenhav / CC BY-NC 2.0
Judaism

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’av is an annual fast day in Judaism celebrated on July 21-22 in 2018. It is a holy day of remembrance, commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem in the years 586 BCE and 70 CE. We pray with our Jewish brothers and sisters....
Passover Traditional Seder by Jorge Novominsky for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism / CC BY-ND 2.0
Judaism

Pesach (Passover)

We celebrate and pray with our Jewish brothers and sisters during Passover, the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, lasting seven or eight days from the 15th day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar....