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Progressive Jewish Holidays and Festivals


All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the dates specified in the table below. Unless otherwise advised, Evening Services begin at 6.00 PM and Morning Services at 9.30 AM.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of Jewish holidays and festivals. The table includes only major and some minor holidays observed by the Beit Emanuel congregation.

A “#” after the name of the holiday indicates that the Shul Office will be closed on that day.


Progressive Jewish Holidays and Festivals

Holiday or Festival
Date (2018)
Date (2019)
Tu B'Shvat
Wednesday, 31 January
Monday, 21 January
Thursday, 1 March
Thursday, 21 March
Pesach (Day 1)#
Saturday, 31 March
Saturday, 20 April
Pesach (Day 7)#
Friday, 6 April
Friday, 26 April
Yom Ha'Shoah
Thursday, 12 April
Thursday, 2 May
Yom Ha'Zikaron
Wednesday, 8 May
Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Thursday, 19 April
Thursday, 9 May
Lag B'Omer
Thursday, 3 May
Thursday, 23 May
Sunday, 20 May
Sunday, 9 May
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, 22 July
Sunday, 11 August
Rosh Hashanah (Day 1)#
Monday, 10 September
Monday, 30 September
Rosh Hashanah (Day 2)#
Tuesday, 11 September
Tuesday, 1 October
Yom Kippur#
Wednesday, 19 September
Wednesday, 9 October
Sukkot (Day 1)#
Monday, 24 September
Monday, 14 October
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah#
Monday, 1 October
Monday, 21 October
Chanukah (Day 1)
Monday, 3 December
Monday, 23 December


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