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.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Selichot

Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 8 PM
In person at Congregation B’nai Torah, Trumbull in partnership with Congregations Beth El, B’nai Israel, and Rodeph Sholom.
Join us for Havdalah and a Selichot service, followed by guest speaker Mark Oppenheimer, author of Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood.

Cemetery Service

Sunday, September 25, 2022 10:30 am at 250 Reid St., Fairfield

Rosh Hashanah

(Erev) Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:45 pm
(First Day) Monday, September 26, 2022
Shaharit, Torah, Shofar, and Musaf Services
Children’s Programming
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9:00 am
9:30 am
– Tashlich at Owen Fish Park, Fairfield  1:30 pm
(Second Day) Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Shaharit, Torah, Shofar, and Musaf Services
Children’s Programming
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9:00 am
9:30 am

Shabbat Shuvah / Vayeilech

Friday, September 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 1st, 2022 10:00 am

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 6:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Shaharit, Torah, and Musaf Services
Children’s Programming
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9:00 am
– Afternoon Forum 2:30 pm
– Plaque Dedication 3:30 pm
– Yizkor 4:00 pm
– Mincha 4:30 pm
– Neilah 6:00 pm
– Havdalah and Break Fast 7:09 pm

Sukkot

Sunday, October 9th, 2022 10:00 am
Monday, October 10, 2022 10:00 am
Thursday, October 13, 2022:
Sisterhood Interfaith Sukkot Luncheon
11:15 am – hors-d’oeuvres
12:00 pm

Shemini Atzeret

Sunday, October 16, 2022 10:00 am
– Yizkor Approximately 10:45 am

Simchat Torah

(Erev) Sunday, October 16, 2022 TBA
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:00 am

Purim

Monday, March 6, 2023:
Megillah Reading & Costume Parade
TBA
Tuesday, March 7, 2023:
Megillah Reading
7:30 am

Passover

Wednesday, April 5, 2023:
1st Seder at home
No evening services.
Thursday, April 6, 2023:
Community 2nd Seder at Beth El
TBA
Thursday, April 6, 2023
1st day
10:00 am
Friday, April 7, 2023
2nd day
10:00 am
Saturday, April 15, 2023
-7th day
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Yizkor
10:00 am

10:00 am

Shavuot

Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:00 am
Saturday, May 27, 2023 10:00 am
Yizkor 11:15 am

Tisha B’av

(Erev) Saturday, August 6, 2022

– Congregation B’nai Torah

9:00 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022

– Congregation Beth El Fairfield

8:30 AM

Hanukkah

Thursday, December 7th TBA
Friday, December 15th TBA
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