We join together to celebrate our holidays throughout the year, including Rosh Hashanah, a sweet beginning; breaking the fast as a community after the final blast of the shofar on Yom Kippur; gathering in our sukkah for songs and snacks; dancing to a live klezmer band on Simchat Torah; eating latkes and lighting candles together on Hanukkah; greeting Purim with groggers, hamentashen, Megillah reading and a Purim carnival; holding community seders for Pesach and Tu B’Shevat; and learning a bit of Torah together on Shavuot.



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Previous Holidays & Festivals

Tu BiShvat is Right Around the Corner!

  Don’t forget to register for “Tu BiShvat in a box,” coming to our Social Hall this Wednesday at 5:00 pm! Students of all ages will learn about the four stages of the Tu BiShvat Seder as they fill a box to take home and celebrate at their own table. Masks are required, and social distancing Continue Reading »

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Finding The Spirit of Celebration

My playlist is slowly shifting over from “Zombie Jamboree” and “Monster Mash” to Daveed Diggs’ “A Puppy for Hanukkah” and  Six13’s “Arianukah”. My kids’ snacks mutate from leftover candy to donut muffins. The skeletons go back into the garage until next year and the blue and gold window clings come out. My kids are especially proud of their electric menorah that Continue Reading »

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Celebrating High Holidays with Kids:
Part 2, Yom Kippur

The kids are back to school with all the fanfare of back-to-school shopping, their first haircuts since Covid-19 started, and obligatory first day photos. This week’s four-day weekend means finding ways to involve the kids in my hectic High Holiday preparations. For me, the holiday starts with the sounds and the tastes. “Bashana haba’a” gets Continue Reading »

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Part 2, Yom Kippur

High Holidays and Fall Festivals 2020

This past High Holiday and fall festival season was like no other in a wide variety of ways, but at Temple Israel we made the most of it. Rediscover the sermons, songs, prayers and teachings.

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