Category archives: Festivals

  • The High Holy Days are replete with different meanings for every individual. We gather together to share in a purposeful experience. Each of our needs are different, yet we gather as a community, to see each other, to catch-up, and to find meaning in these ancient services and rituals. We strive to find points of connection for everybody who visits Temple Beth Israel. We look to create meaningful prayer experiences that resonate with all membe[...]
  • Shavuot is a Hebrew word meaning "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. It was distinguished in ancient times by bringing crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Also known as the Festival of the Giving of the Tora[...]
  • Sign up to volunteer at the Purim Carnival All volunteers will receive free entry into the carnival and a drink and food voucher!
  • Experience a different start to Yom Kippur An informal, interactive Kol Nidre service. Contemporary feel with traditional elements. Our 'Kol Nidre Upstairs' Service is open to members and friends but we ask that all visitors either contact the office in advance or arrive with sufficient time to sign the guest register to receive a guest ticket. Register for Free Guest Tickets Now
  • Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew asĀ Megilat Esther, which commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. PurimĀ is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the[...]