Holidays

HIGH HOLY DAYS 2021 / 5782 will again be via Zoom this year, as safety and inclusivity are our top priority. While we are disappointed to not be all together in one space for services, we are committed to coming together safely outdoors for other gatherings. Please see our calendar!

Read more information and register for High Holiday services.

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From the contemplative marking of Yom Kippur to raucous celebration of Purim, the Narberth Havurah community gathers together celebrate Jewish holidays throughout the year.  We gather for High Holidays, including services for children/families and for adults with discussions of topics relevant to the holidays. We have community celebrations of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. At Hanukkah parties, we eat latkes, light candles, play dreidel and dance to music provided by our informal Havurah band. We have held Tu B’Shevat seders – Kabbalah-inspired evenings during which we savored fruits, nuts and wine that represent the journey of our souls. And at Purim parties, we’ve watched different Megillah interpretations created by our community, and made masks, groggers, hamantashen and gift bags to share with others. We’ve held Passover seders with specially created haggadot and potluck dishes. On Yom HaShoah, we’ve reflected on the Holocaust and welcomed survivors to describe their stories of survival, growth and courage.

Check our calendar for upcoming dates of holiday celebrations.

Like our Shabbat services, the success of our holiday gatherings depends on volunteer “hosts,” who work with Rabbi Simcha and Ali Freed to coordinate efforts and make sure that all the pieces are in place.  Feel free to contact Ali Freed, Programming Officer, to volunteer to work on a holiday gathering, or if you have questions.

Chag Sameach!