Shake the lulav and etrog and sing celebratory psalms on Sukkot morning. Yizkor concludes the service, and Kiddush follows in the Sukkah after services.
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Rejoice with dancing in the streets (real or proverbial) as we conclude and celebrate the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah.
On Simchat Torah morning, we unfurl the entire Torah scroll, read the final words of Deuteronomy, and start again the story of creation. Yizkor concludes the service.
Purim is not just for kids; it’s one of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar, and no one does it like Rodeph Sholom! Come in costume and see the clergy dressed up and acting their hearts out in the Purim shpiel. Bring a box of pasta to use as a grogger, which will be donated to the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH). But the party doesn’t end there—stay for our annual Purim carnival! This holiday means fun for the whole family.
We read the Megillah, recounting the story of Esther and King Ahashueros, followed by delicious hamantaschen.
The first day of the Passover festival service becomes even more special on Shabbat. Join us and sing Hallel.
On the seventh day of Passover, we come together for a festival morning service that includes Yizkor.
On this final festival of the year, we commemorate the receiving of the Torah with a recitation of the Ten Commandments and a Yizkor service. A dairy Kiddush follows with blintzes.
Yizkor, meaning “remember” in Hebrew, is a special service recited at the end of the four annual festivals. It is a collective remembrance of those in our community who have died, allowing us to strengthen and renew our connection to them. It also gives us a chance to honor the Jewish martyrs, and to do tzedakah (righteous giving).