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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 (2017)
Date (2018)
Tu B'Shvat
Saturday, 11 February
Wednesday, 31 January
Sunday, 12 March
Thursday, 1 March
Pesach (Day 1)#
Tuesday, 11 April
Saturday, 31 March
Pesach (Day 7)#
Monday, 17 April
Friday, 6 April
Yom Ha'Shoah
Thursday, 12 April
Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Tuesday, 2 May
Thursday, 19 April
Lag B'Omer
Sunday, 14 May
Thursday, 3 May
Wednesday, 31 May
Sunday, 20 May
Tisha B'Av
Tuesday, 1 August
Sunday, 22 July
Rosh Hashanah (Day 1)#
Thursday, 21 September
Monday, 10 September
Rosh Hashanah (Day 2)#
Friday, 22 September
Tuesday, 11 September
Yom Kippur#
Saturday, 30 September
Wednesday, 19 September
Sukkot (Day 1)#
Thursday, 5 October
Monday, 24 September
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah#
Thursday, 12 October
Monday, 1 October
Chanukah (Day 1)
Wednesday, 13 December
Monday, 3 December


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