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Holidays and Candle-Lighting Times

Rosh Hashanah

Eve of First day Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Elul 29, 5777

Light Holiday Candles at 6:43 p.m.

Eve of Second day Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Tishrei 1, 5778

Light Holiday Candles after 7:39 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Eve of Yom Kippur

Friday, September 29, 2017
Tishrei 9, 5778

Light Shabbat/Holiday Candles at 6:28 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tishrei 10, 5778

Shabbat/Holiday/Fast ends at 7:24 p.m.


Eve of First day Sukkot

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Tishrei 15, 5778

Light Holiday Candles at 6:20 p.m.

Eve of Second day Sukkot

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Tishrei 16, 5778

Light Holiday Candles after 7:16 p.m.

Shemini Atzeret

Eve of Shemini Atzeret

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tishrei 21, 5778

Light Holiday Candles at 6:09 p.m.

Eve of Simchat Torah

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Tishrei 22, 5778

Light Holiday Candles after 7:05 p.m.

Jewish Federation Office Closings

The Jewish Federation Office will be closed for the following days:

Rosh Hashanah starting Wednesday, September 20th and reopening Monday, September 25th

Yom Kippur starting Friday, September 29th and reopening Monday, October 2nd

Sukkot starting Wednesday, October 4th and reopening Monday, October 9th

Shemini Atzeret starting Wednesday, October 11th and reopening Monday, October 16th