The rhythm of Jewish life is felt by our observance of holidays at their appointed times. At Temple Israel, we celebrate each in its own way, melding tradition and contemporary practice into a meaningful observance or celebration.

Our fall holidays begin with the High Holidays and continues through Sukkot, the festival of booths, and Simchat Torah, a time for rejoicing in the Torah and resetting our weekly reading back to the book of Genesis.

In the spring, we are greeted by the celebration of Purim, when we read from the book of Esther and boo the evil Haman, followed by Passover, when we relive the Israelite exodus from Egypt, and then Shavuot, a celebration of the giving of Torah.

Hands-on activities, dinners, and family-friendly worship experiences are available for all of these celebrations throughout the year. In addition to our unique holiday programming held at Temple Israel, our congregation also participates in community observances of modern historical holidays, such as Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.

Explore the pictures and descriptions of the holidays at Temple Israel online and plan to join us to experience them for yourself.