HOLIDAYS

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Coming together to celebrate.

Join us as we observe, honor, and rejoice in spiritual and cultural holidays throughout the year — just as our fore-fathers and ‑mothers have done for hundreds of generations.

Our High Holiday services begin with Selichot and continue through Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Following services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the congregation heads to nearby Owen Fish Park for a moving Tashlich ceremony.

Welcome Sukkot with us in our spacious Sukkah where we hold all Sukkot programs (weather permitting). From early childhood through adulthood, everyone can enjoy the many blessings of our Sukkah, and all generations have the opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog. And just a week later, join us as we rejoice over the Torah during a jubilant Simchat Torah service filled with song & dance.

Light the candles with us on Hanukkah to celebrate the season. Then come in costume to our unforgettable Purim service in which we read the entire Megillah and perform the annual Purim schpiel. Join your entire synagogue family for the Second Seder on Pesach when we retell the story of our exodus from Egypt, act out the plagues (mini-marshmallows for number seven!), and share traditional foods and Seder traditions together.

In late spring we celebrate Shavuot— the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai — and get ready to do it all over again.

Download the High Holiday Services Schedule 2019 PDF for printing.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Purim

Monday, March 9, 2020:
Megillah Reading & Costume Parade
TBA
Tuesday, March 10, 2020:
Megillah Reading
7:30 am

Passover

Wednesday, April 8, 2020:
1st Seder at home
No evening services.
Thursday, April 9, 2020:
Community 2nd Seder at Beth El
TBA
Thursday, April 16, 2020 10 am
Yizkor 11:15 am

Shavuot

Friday, May 29, 2020 10 am
Saturday, May 30, 2020 10 am
Yizkor 11:15 am

Tisha B’av

(Erev) Wednesday, July 29, 2020 TBA
Thursday, July 30, 2020 TBA

Selichot

Saturday, September 21, 2019
with Havdalah, Speaker, Service, Refreshments.
See details here.
8 pm, at Rodeph Sholom

Cemetery Service

Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:30 am at Reid Street, Fairfield

Rosh Hashanah

(Erev) Sunday, September 29, 2019 6 pm
(First Day) Monday, September 30, 2019 9 am
– Family Service (ages 2-7) 10 am
– Junior Congregation (grades 3-6) 11 am
– Tashlich Service Following morning services at Owen Fish Park, Fairfield.
Bring a dairy picnic lunch.
(Second Day) Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9 am
Family Service (Ages 2-7) 10 am
– Junior Congregation (Grades 3-6) 11 am

Shabbat Shuvah / Vayelech

Friday, October 4, 2019 6 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019 10 am
Children’s Service 10:30 am

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9 am
– Family Service (Ages 2-7) 10:30 am
– Junior Congregation 11:30 am
– Teen Forum (Grades 7-12) 12:30 pm
– Afternoon Forum 2:30 pm
– Plaque Dedication 3:30 pm
– Yizkor 4 pm
– Mincha 4:30 pm
– Neilah 6 pm
– Havdalah and Break Fast 7 pm

Sukkot

Monday, October 14, 2019 10 am
Children’s Service (preschool age) 11 am
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10 am
Thursday, October 17, 2019:
Sisterhood Interfaith Sukkot Luncheon
11:15 am
Friday, October 17, 2019:
Sukkot Under the Stars
5:30 pm – Bring a dairy dinner.

Shemini Atzeret

Monday, October 21, 2019 10 am
– Yizkor Approximately 11:15 am

Simchat Torah

(Erev) Monday, October 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10 am
Children’s Service (preschool age) 10:30 am
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