Holidays at Temple Emanu-El

Holidays and festivals form the circle of the Jewish year. At Temple Emanu-El, holiday celebrations are an important part of our community. Our holiday services are spirited and meaningful. 

High Holydays at Temple Emanu-El. 

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High Holydays

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are special times for families to come together and make lasting memories. They are also potentially stressful times as we prepare for the many aspects of the holy days ahead. Attending services at Temple Emanu-El on the High Holy Days should be a time for prayer and perspective – a stress-free experience for all of us, especially our families.

 

It all starts here. Celebrate the holidays with Temple Emanu-El!

High Holydays

High Holydays

Temple Emanu-El offers a variety of High Holyday services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community.
Sukkot

Sukkot

A Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest.
Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

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.
Hanukkah, meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria and the liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria and the liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Purim is celebrated with a public reading of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday.

Purim

Purim is celebrated with a public reading of the Book of Esther (M’gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday.
Passover

Passover

Pesach, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.