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Holidays. Celebrate the festivals from Rosh HaShannah to Tisha B’Av.

Throughout the year, we join together to pray, observe and celebrate the holidays together. We invite you to join with us. Please view the event calendar.

 

High Holy Days
COMING SOON...

 


 

High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah: September 25th - 27th, 2022

Yom Kippur: October 4th - 5th, 2022

Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), together, are known as the High Holy Days. At Congregation Beth Am, we open our doors of the sanctuary to all our members and guests to have a chance to reflect, take stock of the past year and make amends. These two holidays are rich in symbol as we hear the blowing of the shofar and dip our apples in honey to help make the new year sweet.

If you are interested in joining our services, you must submit your High Holy Days registration form in order to receive tickets. As well, we have an array of services and programs offered to everyone. More info coming soon...


 

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Sukkot 

Sukkot: October 9th - October 16th

Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, or Feast of Tabernacles, is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th of Tishrei. Join Congregation Beth Am as we celebrate this joyous holiday in our community sukkah at the annual Sukkot Under The Stars dinner, followed by the ever so fun  Father/Child Sukkah Sleepover with Rabbi Earne. We hope to see you in our sukkah! And visit  our calendar for dates & times of services.

Monday, October 10th | 9:30 am: Sukkot Service

Tuesday, October 11th | 9:30 am: Sukkot Service


Lulav & Etrog order form coming soon... 

Deadline to order is September 21st

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Simhat Torah

october 17th - 18th, 2022

Simhat Torah, meaning “Rejoicing with/of the Torah,” is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Here at Beth Am, we like to celebrate, and we like to celebrate big! On Erev Simhat Torah, we all gather in the Lizerbram Family Sanctuary wearing silly hats and dance around the sanctuary with our Torahs. Both big and small participate, as we have many Torahs to pass around. During our final turn around the synagogue with the Torahs, we head outside to the Arch Courtyard for one final spin before returning the Torahs back to the Aron HaKodesh (Ark). Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 17th: Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Service | 9:30 am

Tuesday, Cotober 18th: Simhat Torah Service | 9:30 am

** Due to COVID, there will be no Evening Family Simhat Torah Service this year**

 

Hanukkah

December 18th - 26th, 2022

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple).  Jews who took part in the rededication witnessed what they believed to be a miracle. There was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for a single day, however, the flames continued flickering for eight nights, leaving them time to find a fresh supply. This wondrous event inspired the Jewish sages to proclaim a yearly eight-day festival. Here at Beth Am, we love to celebrate Hanukkah and all the rich traditions of lighting the Hanukkiah, eating latkahs, playing dreidel, and gather to sing Hanukkah songs. 

More info coming soon...


 

Purim

March 16 - 17, 2022

Although Purim is celebrated with costumes, hamantaschen and gragers, Purim is a holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman who was planning to kill all the Jews, as told in the Megillat Esther (the Book of Esther). However, his plans were foiled by Mordecai and Esther, his cousin, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing. According to the Megillat Esther, "they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor." Here at Beth Am, we celebrate Purim just that way, we hope to see you at one of our Purim Service. Click here to view our Purim page of events.

Family Megillah Reading: Wednesday, March 16 | 6:30 pm 

Traditional Megillah Reading: Wednesday, March 16 | 8:00 pm 

 

Passover

April 15 - 23, 2022

Click here for all the information on Passover
Passover (Pesah) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. In the diaspora, we celebrate it for 8 days. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nissan in the Jewish calendar, which is during spring and is celebrated for eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

Erev Pesah: Friday, April 15th

Pesah & Shabbat Service: Saturday, April 16th | 9:00 am (TBD)

Pesah Service: Sunday, April 17th | 9:30 am (TBD)

Pesah Service: Friday, April 22nd | 9:30 am (TBD)

Pesah, Yizkor & Shabbat Service: Saturday, April 23rd | 9:00 am (TBD)


 

Shavuot

May 4 - 6, 2022

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Shavuot commemorates the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. A special reading for the holiday includes piyyutim and the Book of Ruth during the Shavuot service. Another tradition is to participate in a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an all-night study session marking the holiday. And finally, Shavuot is one of the holidays on which both Hallel is recited, and Yizkor is observed.

Saturday, June 4th | 8:30 pm: Tikkun Leil Shavuot & Zimrat Yah Service (in-person)

Sunday, June 5th | 9:30 am: Shavuot Service (in-person & Livestream)

Monday, June 6th | 9:30 am: Shavuot + Yizkor Service (in-person & Livestream)


 

Tisha B’Av

August 6 - 7, 2022
Tisha B'Av, is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Land of Israel. The day also commemorates other tragedies which occurred on the same day, including the Roman massacre of over 100,000 Jews at Betar in 132 CE. Tisha B'Av is regarded as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and a day which is destined for tragedy.

Saturday, August 6th | 8:30 pm Tisha B'Av Service

Tue, August 16 2022 19 Av 5782