The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Holidays and Candle-Lighting Times

Rosh Hashanah

Eve of First day Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Elul 29, 5778

Light Holiday Candles at 7:01 p.m.

Eve of Second day Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 10, 2018
Tishrei 1, 5779

Light Holiday Candles after 7:58 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Eve of Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tishrei 9, 5779

Light Shabbat/Holiday Candles at 6:46 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tishrei 10, 5779

Shabbat/Holiday/Fast ends at 7:43 p.m.


Eve of First day Sukkot

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Tishrei 14, 5779

Light Holiday Candles at 6:38 p.m.

Eve of Second day Sukkot

Monday, September 24, 2018
Tishrei 15, 5779

Light Holiday Candles after 7:34 p.m.

Shemini Atzeret

Eve of Shemini Atzeret

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Tishrei 21, 5779

Light Holiday Candles at 6:27 p.m.

Eve of Simchat Torah

Monday, October 1, 2018
Tishrei 22, 5779

Light Holiday Candles after 7:23 p.m.

Jewish Federation Office Closings

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

Rosh Hashanah starting Monday, September 10th and reopening Wednesday, September 12th

Yom Kippur starting Tuesday, September 18th at 1:00 p.m. and reopening Thursday, September 20th

Sukkot starting Monday, September 24th and reopening Wednesday, September 26th

Shemini Atzeret starting Monday, October 1st and reopening Wednesday, October 3rd