Festivals

At BRJC we feel that the most important festival happens on a weekly basis, this is of course Shabbat. We do however hold services for all of festivals although some of the small festivals will be a very small intimate service held in our own homes.

Whilst all festivals always fall on the same date in the Jewish Calendar, as this is different to the Gregorian calendar that most of us follow, our festivals can appear to move, sometimes by as much as a month.

Some of the main festivals are detailed below, however if you want details of any others then please get in touch.

Purim

We read the book of Esther which celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from the wicked Haman,

Begins sunset of  Thursday, 25 February 2021
Ends nightfall of  Friday, 26 February 2021

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Passover

Celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt.

Begins sunset of  Saturday, 27 March 2021
Ends nightfall of  Saturday, 3 April 2021

Shavuot

We mark the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai with a reading of the Ten Commandments

Begins sunset of  Sunday, 16 May 2021
Ends nightfall of  Monday, 17 May 2021

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year.

Begins sunset of  Monday, 6 September 2021
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Yom Kippur

Probably the holiest day of the year, “The Day of Atonement”, when we ask for forgiveness for all our sins

Begins sunset of  Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Ends nightfall of  Thursday, 16 September 2021

Sukkot

Often known as the Jewish Harvest Festival, when we traditionally celebrate by living for a week in a shelter

Begins sunset of  Monday, 20 September 2021
Ends nightfall of  Monday, 27 September 2021

Simchat Torah

The festival where we celebrate completing the reading of the Torah.. and then start all over again!

Begins sunset of  Monday, 27 September 2021
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Chanukah

The festival of lights, where we celebrate the miracle following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem

Begins sunset of  Sunday, 28 November 2021
Ends nightfall of  Monday, 6 December 2021