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Jewish Festivals

At Congregation B’nai Shalom, festival celebrations are designed to be meaningful occasions for both spiritual and social connection, with something for all ages to meet the needs of our diverse congregation.

Following immediately after the introspective spirituality of Yom Kippur, we bring a taste of Israel and a celebratory flavor to Sukkot with music and food, an earlier gathering time for families with children and a later meal for adults.



On Simchat Torah we unroll an entire Torah scroll and dance to the sounds of our Klezmer Band.




We come together several times during Hanukkah in a variety of celebrations.




Tu Bishvat (Festival of Trees) is an opportunity for a creative Shabbat service with a fruity food ritual.

Purim means it is time to be playful, with plenty of opportunity for participation.

On Pesach we help all who are seeking to find a seat at the Seder table of another congregant. We’ve also had fun creating some Passover Parodies that have made it to the ‘Top 5’ lists of many Jewish publications and blogs.

We mark Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) and Yom Ha’atzamaut (Israeli Independence Day) with our greater Central MA Federation community.

Shavuot caps off the festival cycle with a beautiful service led by our Confirmation Class, always inspiring as they reflect on some of the most meaningful Jewish moments in their lives.

Please consult our online calendar for dates, times and further information.

Please see separate page for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

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