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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 stated, 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.

An * after the name of the holiday indicates that our offices will be closed on that day.


Progressive Jewish Holidays and Festivals

Holiday or Festival
Date (2016)
Date (2017)
Tu BiShvat
Monday, 25 January
Saturday, 11 February
Thursday, 24 March
Sunday, 12 March
Pesach (1st day)*
Saturday, 23 April
Tuesday, 11 April
Pesach (7th day)*
Monday, 17 April
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Thursday, 12 May
Tuesday, 2 May
Lag BaOmer
Thursday, 26 May
Sunday, 14 May
Sunday, 12 June
Wednesday, 31 May
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, 14 August
Tuesday, 1 August
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)*
Monday, 3 October
Thursday, 21 September
Rosh Hashanah (2nd Day)*
Friday, 22 September
Yom Kippur*
Wednesday, 12 October
Saturday, 30 September
Sukkot (1st Day)*
Monday, 17 October
Thursday, 5 October
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah*
Monday, 24 October
Thursday, 12 October
Chanukah (1st day)
Saturday, 24 December
Wednesday, 13 December