Past Jewish Festivals
  • Tu B'shvat (New Year for Trees)

    20 January 2011

    Shevat 15 - The fifteenth day of SHEVAT marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Before the dispersion of the Jews from Israel, this day was celebrated by planting saplings. In modern Israel this custom has now been revived to help recultivate the land that had...

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  • Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)

    17 March 2011

    Adar 11 II

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  • Purim (Lots)

    20 March 2011

    14 Adar II - The Festival commemorates the deliverance of the Persian Jews from extermination. The accepted time is485 - 465 B.C.E. during the reign of Xerxes I. The story is told in the book of Esther: Haman, the king’s chief minister plotted to destroy the Jews of...

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  • Pesach Day 1 (Passover 1)

    19 April 2011

    Nisan 15 - The name Pesach is derived from the Passing over of G-d himself during the plague of the first born in Egypt, and the sparing of the first born in the houses of the children of Israel. The other names commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. The agricultural aspect of...

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  • Pesach Day 2 (Passover 2)

    20 April 2011

    Nisan 16 - The name Pesach is derived from the Passing over of G-d himself during the plague of the first born in Egypt, and the sparing of the first born in the houses of the children of Israel. The other names commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. The agricultural aspect of...

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  • Pesach Day 7 (Passover 7)

    25 April 2011

    Nisan 21 - The name Pesach is derived from the Passing over of G-d himself during the plague of the first born in Egypt, and the sparing of the first born in the houses of the children of Israel. The other names commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. The agricultural aspect of...

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  • Pesach Day 8 (Passover 8)

    26 April 2011

    Nisan 22 - The name Pesach is derived from the Passing over of G-d himself during the plague of the first born in Egypt, and the sparing of the first born in the houses of the children of Israel. The other names commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. The agricultural aspect of...

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  • Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)

    01 May 2011

    Nisan 27 - Yom Hashoa is observed in our community on the 27th NISAN, corresponding to the Anniversary of the Fall of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.

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  • Yom Hazikaron (Day of Remembrance)

    08 May 2011

    Iyar 4 - In recent times Yom Hazikarom (Day of Remembrance) which precedes Yom Ha’atzmaut is observed to commemorate those who gave their lives in the founding and Defence of Israel.

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  • Yom Ha'atzmaut (Indepence Day)

    09 May 2011

    Iyar 5 - Israel’s National Day celebrated on the 5th Iyar.

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