Holiday programs weave together readings, reflections, and music that draw on Jewish tradition as well as contemporary texts. We have created secular rituals that feel deeply meaningful and authentic, while not being centered around prayer and worship. By connecting us to each other, to our history as a people, and to our passion for social justice, our vibrant community provides a source of spirituality and belonging. Whatever your level of Jewish knowledge, whatever the faith, ethnic, or gender diversity of your family or upbringing, you are most welcome to join us.
OUR JEWISH CALENDAR
High Holidays: feel the power of community at secular services that attract over 500 participants each year.
- Rosh Hashanah: a two-hour program on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah, followed by a potluck lunch.
- Yom Kippur: a two-hour morning observance.
- Family Service: for children ages 8 and younger, held on Rosh Hashanah.
Sukes/Sukkot: celebrate food justice and sustainability at this fall harvest holiday.
Family Chanukah Party: light a candle for a better world with Shule families and friends.
Radical Chanukah Party:
held at a local bar, featuring live music, dancing, and all of the jelly doughnuts that you could possibly eat.
Tu B'Shvat Seder
: consider the importance of environmental awareness and olive trees as a symbol of peace in the Mideast as we celebrate the "New Year for Trees."
Family Purim Carnival: join Shule families and friends for a carnival with games, costumes, and hamantashen.
make noise in a rowdy call for justice and joy at our annual Radical Purim party, planned by young adults and open to all.
Community Passover Seder:
celebrate social movements fighting for freedom at our community-wide seder featuring an original and ever-evolving haggadah.
Contribute readings, or your creative ideas, to any of our holiday programs by contacting the Ritual Committee Chair, Linda Gritz at email@example.com
Looking for ideas about holiday observance in your own home? Resources are available here with suggestions for social justice themes, fun activities, and meaningful rituals.