Jewish Holidays

The Jewish cicle of the year is marked by celebrations and lifecycle events

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Sabbath, our weekly celebration, is more than just a day of rest: it is a day of holiness, to set aside the concerns and material principle of life, and turn to family, spirituality and holly activities. The day has specific prayers, the sanctification of wine (Kiddush) , challah (braided bread)and hearty meals and cheerful songs.


Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year is celebrated on the seventh Hebrew month, Tishrei, for two days. It is the Day of Judgment, when G-d determines the destiny of each one for the coming year. Important part of the days of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar that seeks to awaken people to repentance.


Yom Kipur

It is a day marked by fasting, prayer and repentance where the fate of every Jew is sealed. We must ask forgiveness to others and to G-d. The day involves five prohibitions: eating and drinking; washing; apply oils or lotions to the skin; marital intimacy and wearing leather shoes.



Suckkot celebrates the Divine protection to the Jewish people for 40 years in the wilderness. Also called Harvest Festival and Feast of Booths. It lasts seven days (in Israel) and eight days outside of Israel. A special blessing is recited on Sukkot on four species: the lulav (date palm bundle formed of a palm), Hadas (3 branches of myrtle), plowing (two willow branches) and etrog.


Simchat Torah

Joy to the Torah – Marks the annual cycle of the Torah readings that restarts this same day . It is customary to dance and rejoice with the Torah.



It commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem after the victory of the Maccabees. It is celebrated for eight days by the progressively candle lighting of the menorah.



Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from destruction planned by the wicked Haman, as told in the Megillah of Esther. On this day we hear the reading of the megillah (2 times), we give a value to the needy, food to the neighbors and participate in a festive meal.



One of the most significant holidays for families, on Passover we celebrate the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. For 8 days it is forbidden to consume and possess fermented food wheat, barley, spelled, oats and rye. The first two nights (just one in Israel) held HOLD the seder and there is an obligation to eat matzah (preferably Shemura – done manually).


Lag B'Omer

Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the counting between Passover and Shavuot celebrates the life and teachings of two of the most remarkable scholars of Jewish history, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.



The Torah was given by G-d to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai three thousand three hundred years ago . Every year, on the 6th and 7th of Sivan, we renew our acceptance of this wonderful gift.