High Holidays 5781

Dear Friends, Below you will find explanations about how we are going to celebrate the High Holidays this year facing the challenges of the pandemic.  All synagogue services will be streamed via zoom and facebook, or EschTV. Please, make sure your Zoom App is up to date. While using zoom close all other programmes, that useContinue reading “High Holidays 5781”

Community Agenda for September 2020

Weekday Morning PrayerMonday-Friday, 10:00-10:30, Sunday 10:30-11:00 Wednesday, 2 September, 19:00-21:00Introduction to Judaism Course: Preparation for the High Holidays Friday, 4 September, 19:00-20:30Kabbalat Shabbat Sunday, 6 September, 11:00-13:00Annual General Meeting Friday, 11 September, 19:00-20:30Kabbalat Shabbat Saturday, 12 September, 21:00-21:30Leil Slichot – Songs of Forgiveness for the Season of Return Friday, 18 September, 19:00-20:30 Rosh Hashanah Evening  Continue reading “Community Agenda for September 2020”


The festival of Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and encourages us to embrace the Torah’s teachings and be inspired by the wisdom Jewish tradition has to offer. Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks,” and the holiday occurs seven weeks after Passover. This holiday marks the end of the counting of Omer (SefiratContinue reading “Shavuot”


Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival, celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The main observances of this holiday center around a special home service called the Seder (meaning “order”), which includes a festive meal; the prohibition on eating chametz (food made with leavened grains, including wheat,Continue reading “Passover”


With celebrations including costumes, skits and songs, noisemakers, and gifts of food, Purim is definitely full of fun! Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M’gillat Esther), which tells the story ofContinue reading “Purim”


Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends. LightContinue reading “Hanukkah”