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Jewish Holiday Resources

Jewish holidays are at the heart of our community, giving individuals and families the chance to come together to celebrate and enjoy our traditions.

Shabbat

When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week and is central to Jewish Life - the Sabbath.  Click here to learn more about how to celebrate Shabbat in your home. 

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

We look forward to gathering as one family and community for worship during the Days of Awe. We encourage you to join us at services to celebrate the New Year and seek meaning and purpose in your life.  Click here for all the High Holy Day information.

Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts." It refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. 

Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret

A fun-filled day during which we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and affirm Torah as one of the pillars on which we build our lives. As part of the celebration, the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried or danced around the synagogue seven times.

Chanukah

During Chanukah there are parties, art projects, concerts, and activities for congregants of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Join us for the very popular communal candle lighting service.

Tu B'Shevat

Tu B'Shevat finds us eating fruit, learning about the produce of the Land of Israel, and focusing on sustainability and responsibility to the environment. This is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees and the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. Click here to learn more about Tu B'Shevat. 

Purim

Purim at TCS always includes a Purim spiel and full megillah reading for older children, teens and adults. The very popular Purim carnival include costumes, noisemakers, games, bouncy house, hamantaschen and silliness for all. 

Pesach

Yom HaShoah

We commemorate Yom HaShoah with a special service in the Sanctuary while Brotherhood has an annual Yom HaShoah candle packing.

Yom HaAtzma’ut

Every year, the Sid Jacobson JCC and UJA Federation of New York throw a grand birthday party for Israel called Israelfest. Click here to learn more about Israelfest. 

Shavuot

Occurring seven weeks after Passover, Shavuot is a beloved celebration and commemoration of the Jewish people receiving the Torah at Sinai and is held during the harvest season. Click here for some ways to celebrate Shavuot at home. 

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning commemorating several tragedies that have occurred on this date. Traditionally, one would fast from sundown to sundown, recite lamentations (kinot), and read the Book of Lamentations. Click here to learn more about the history of Tisha B'Av. 

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781