Jewish Holidays & Festivals

What's happening at Beth El during the Jewish Holidays throughout the year

Below are the major holidays we will celebrate here at Beth El with links to additional information about services, registrations and all the details you need to enjoy the holidays with the Beth El community.  For the complete list of holiday events and services, please see our List of Upcoming Holiday Events, Festivities and Services

Holiday Service Schedule – DATES and TIMES for Sept/Oct


starts Wednesday 3/20/19 at sunset
ends Thursday 3/21/19 at nightfall


starts Friday 4/19/19 at sunset
ends Saturday 4/27/19 at nightfall


Lag B’Omer

starts Wednesday 5/22/19 at sunset
ends Thursday 5/23/19 at nightfall


starts Saturday 6/8/19 at sunset
ends Monday 6/10/19 at nightfall

Rosh Hashana

starts Sunday 9/29/19 at sunset
ends Tuesday 10/1/19 at nightfall


Yom Kippur

starts Tuesday 10/8/19 at sunset
ends Wednesday 10/9/19 at nightfall


starts Sunday 10/13/19 at sunset
ends Sunday 10/20/19 at nightfall

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

starts Sunday 10/20/19 at sunset
ends Tuesday 10/22/19 at nightfall



starts Sunday 12/22/19 at sunset
ends Monday 12/30/19 at nightfall

Tu B’Shevat

starts Sunday 2/9/20 at sunset
ends Monday 2/10/20 at nightfall

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Recent blog posts

On Grief

The following is the text of Rabbi Amy’s 2018 Yom Kippur sermon: A few months ago, I was out for dinner with my book club.  At the end of the meal, along with the check, the waitress gave us a handful of wrapped sesame candies.  One of my friends said with a wistful smile, I…

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Spiegel Religious School Update

Our kids have been busy participating in many fun programs and events! On February 4, our Chaverim students participated in the annual World Wide Wrap. Synagogues from all over the world take part in this one-time-a-year-event, held on Super Bowl Sunday. Rabbi Alex taught students and parents how to put on tefillin, and students had…

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Making Connections with South Hills Jewish Community High School!

At the South Hills Jewish Community High School, we strive to keep our post-B’nai Mitzvah teens connected to their Judaism and to each other!  The program, which is open to all South Hills Jewish teens regardless of affiliation, provides exciting opportunities for new social connections and expanded learning.  This collaborative program is held here at Beth…

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