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.
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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Celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt.
Begins sunset of Saturday, 27 March 2021
Ends nightfall of Saturday, 3 April 2021
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
The Jewish New Year.
Begins sunset of Monday, 6 September 2021
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, 7 September 2021
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
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
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
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