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11. High Holidays VERIFIED


From the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah, a typical Jewish holiday list normally spans from March through December when using a secular calendar. But because the Jewish calendar is different, holidays can be hard to keep track of from year to year as the dates in a secular calendar move around.




11. High Holidays



When are Jewish holidays this year? Use our updated Jewish holiday list to plan your celebrations and share traditions with family and friends. The following major holidays are happening in 2022 (Jewish Years 5782-5783). Note that holidays begin at sundown on the previous day.


The High Holidays are two different holidays, separated over the course of 10 days. The first is Rosh Hashanah, a two-day celebration of the Jewish new year. Eight days after that, we have Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah starts on the night of Sunday September 13 this year, and Yom Kippur starts Tuesday night September 22.


"With just a few weeks before the onset of the Jewish New Year, the question of where to attend services is high on the list for many Jewish families and singles. Recognizing the often high price tag attached to the experience, Chabad of Alameda is offering their friendly and welcoming services for free for individuals of all ages in the Alameda Jewish community.


Reserved Seats: Reserved seats are available for $100 each and help to provide funding for TBE's high holiday services. If you'd like to reserve a seat, click here. Alternatively, anyone is welcome to sit in any open seat free of charge. Livestream: All services will be available remotely via livestream. Use this link to participate.


COVID-19 Policy: Our mask policy will continue to be optional if community spread is low, encouraged if the level is medium, and required if the level is high (as determined by the CDC). Proof of vaccination is not required, and there will be no COVID-19 related indoor capacity limits.


This year we are offering the opportunity for community members to send in messages that we will add to our holiday slideshow. The slideshow will play on a screen in TBE's lobby during high holiday services, and is your opportunity to remember someone special, honor a person in your life, and/or send a holiday greeting to our community. Click the button below to participate today!


Every year, our high holidays are sweeter, more beautiful, and more comfortable, thanks to the generous support from High Holiday sponsors. Click the button below to see the available sponsorship opportunities.


The holidays are made possible by folks who volunteer their time to help things run smoothly. From apple cake baking to silver polishing to ushering during High Holiday services, there's something for everyone! Click the button below to sign up.


  • Frasier is dismayed when his son Frederick goes goth when visiting for Christmas while Niles tries to tap into his bad side by eating a marijuana-covered brownie, but Martin accidentally eats it. Hilarity Ensues.Tropes: Acquired Situational Narcissism: Or at least what Frasier accuses Eddie of having when he is computer-digitized into speaking like a human with Frasier's voice for a commercial

  • Intoxication Ensues: Martin eats the hash brownie meant for Niles and starts babbling about training a dog army. Niles, meanwhile, eats the normal brownie and only thinks he's high.



Jewish Americans are not a highly religious group, at least by traditional measures of religious observance. But many engage with Judaism in some way, whether through holidays, food choices, cultural connections or life milestones.


For instance, roughly seven-in-ten Jews say they often or sometimes cook or eat traditional Jewish foods, making this the most common form of engagement with Jewish life among a wide range of practices and activities measured in the survey. And six-in-ten say they at least sometimes share Jewish culture and holidays with non-Jewish friends, that they held or attended a Seder last Passover, or that they observed a Jewish ritual to mark a lifecycle milestone (like a bar or bat mitzvah) in the past year.


Monthly attendance at Jewish religious services is equally common among Jewish men (20%) and women (21%), and roughly equivalent among younger Jews and older Jews. Those who are married to a Jewish spouse attend Jewish religious services at much higher rates (36% at least monthly) compared with those who are married to a non-Jewish spouse (5%) or who are not married (16%).


"I have discussed 9/11 in the past, but I won't be talking aboutit on the holidays just because of the coincidence of the dates,"says Rabbi Melvin Granatstein of Green RoadSynagogue (Orthodox).


Except for minor fasts,holidays begin at sundown on the first date specified and end at nightfallon the last date specified. For example, if the dates for RoshHashana are listed as Sep 25-Sep 27,then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 25and ends at nightfall on Sep 27.


Please read these important messages for valuable information on our High Holiday services:Rabbi Glazer extends a warm welcome to all with details on how we are involving our children in all of our services this year (Parents, please fill out THIS FORM so we can give them Honors at services), as well as meeting the needs of those extra-concerned about COVID and our Zoomers.President Andrea Sobel shares greetings from the board and highlights the many opportunities you have to participate in our High Holiday services in a way that feels comfortable to you, from in-person indoors to outdoors to online.


The Jewish day begins and ends at sundown. Thus, all holidays begin at sundown on the first day and end at nightfall on the last day shown in the calendar below. Descriptions of these holidays can be found by clicking on About the Jewish Holidays.


Over the past year and a half we have replaced HVAC units in our Sanctuary with high-efficiency units. We have also installed upgraded MERV 13 filters and added UV light components in all HVAC units throughout the entire building. These upgrades will improve filtration and kill harmful germs, viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi. During services we also increase the rate of air exchange bringing in fresh air constantly.


Fall is a critical time for those facing food insecurity heading into the holidays; your donations will hugely impact our neighbors in need. Join us and Manna Food Center in our community-wide partnership to collect food for those in need.


Given the large number of people who will be gathering, we're requiring all attendees to wear high-quality masks. KN95 masks will be available at the door for those who need them. While we encourage all to get the COVID vaccinations and boosters they're eligible for, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination in order to attend. 041b061a72


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