Holidays

Tisha B'av

Tisha B’Av July 21, 2018
(9 Av 5778)

Tisha B’Av, the Fast of the Ninth of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which have occurred on the ninth of Av….

Celebrate Rosh Hashana with apples and honey at Beth David

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah at Beth David September 10 - 11, 2018
(1 - 2 Tishri 5779)

Rosh Hashanah is observed on September 10-11 (1-2 Tishrei 5779) High Holiday Schedule 2018 Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 9, 6:00 pm Rosh Hashanah, First Day, Monday, September 10, 8:30 am Young Adults Blessing, Monday,…

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Yom Kippur Observance at Beth David September 19, 2018
(10 Tishri 5779)

Yom Kippur is observed on September 19, 2018 ( 10 Tishrei 5779) Yom Kippur, a fast day of prayer and collective confession, is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th…

Lulav and etrog for sukkot Beth David Synagogue Greensboro NC

Celebrate Sukkot at Beth David September 24 - 30, 2018
(15 - 21 Tishri 5779)

The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. It is a transition from one of the most solemn holidays in the Jewish year to one of the most joyous….

Shemeni Atzeret Beth David Synagogue

Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah October 1 - 2, 2018
(22 - 23 Tishri 5779)

God adds a special day at the end of Sukkot. It’s called Shemeni Atzeret, literally the “Eighth Day of Assembly”. It is a day of great intimacy with our Creator, as He asks His Jewish…

Chanukah

Chanukah at Beth David December 3 - 10, 2018
(25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5779)

Chanukah is celebrated on December 3 – 10, 2018 (25 Kislev – 3 Tevet 5779) Lighting of the first candle is December 2, 2018 Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of…

Tu B'Shevat

Tu B’Shevat: Happy New Year Trees! January 21, 2019
(15 Shevat 5779)

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land…

Purim Misloach Manot Beth David Synagogue Greensboro NC

Celebrate Purim at Beth David March 21, 2019
(14 Adar II 5779)

The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as…

Matzah and wine for Passover

Celebrate Passover at Beth David April 20 - 27, 2019
(15 - 22 Nisan 5779)

Passover celebrates God liberating the Israelites from Egyptian bondage and is probably the single most theologically important holiday in the Jewish calendar. The holiday lasts eight days, though some communities may observe for seven days.

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Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron: Days of Rememberance May 2 - 8, 2019
(27 Nisan - 3 Iyyar 5779)

Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, this holiday occurs on the 27th of Nisan. “Shoah” is the Hebrew word for Holocaust and this day commemorates all who died in the Holocaust. Yom HaZikaron,…

yom-haatzmaut

Yom Ha’atzmaut May 9 - 10, 2019
(4 - 5 Iyyar 5779)

Israel’s Independence Day is celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the “provisional government” read…

Lag B'Omer

Lag B’Omer May 23, 2019
(18 Iyyar 5779)

The Omer is counted for 49 days between the end of Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. The counting is intended to remind us of the link between Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, and Shavuot,…