Save the dates! Yom HaAtzmaut

Friday, 23 April 19:00-21:00 Yom HaAtzmaut 5781 – An Israeli ShabbatA celebration of the pioneers of Israeli music in prayer and song To celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut 5781 the Luxembourg Friends of Progressive Judaism in Israel and Arzenu invite you to a special Israel-themed Friday night service and concert on 23 April 2021, at 7 pm. TheContinue reading “Save the dates! Yom HaAtzmaut”

This Week – Pessach Week

Sunday, 28 March, 21:00-21:30 (zoom)Havdalah – End of the First Day of Pessach (Yom Tov ends)Havdalah text can be found here Monday, 29 March – Friday, 2 April, 10:00-10:40 (zoom)Morning Prayer – Chol Hamoed (Intermediate Days of Pessach)  Wednesday,  31 March, 19:00-21:00 (zoom)Introduction to Judaism Course(19:00-19:30 Basics of Hebrew) Friday, 2 April, 18:30-20:30 (zoom)Community Talk: 18:30-19:00Evening ServiceContinue reading “This Week – Pessach Week”

Passover – A message from our Rabbi

Dear Friend, We are all looking forward to celebrate Pessach. In this email I will give you some practical information regarding the celebration and observance of Pessach. Pessach is a week-long celebration. Those who follow the liberal (biblical) practice, celebrate Pessach 7 days from the evening of 27 March 2021 until the evening of 3 AprilContinue reading “Passover – A message from our Rabbi”

Shavuot

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

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”

Purim

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

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”