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Holiday Programs and Celebrations at the J

Join the OFJCC for fabulous holiday events throughout the year. Whether it’s your first time experiencinghttps://www.paloaltojcc.org/clientuploads/Jewish_Life/Holidays/jewish_hoildays_banner.jpg a certain holiday or your fiftieth, we hope you’ll bring the family along to our culturally-rich celebrations!

Are you interested in volunteering to help with our holiday celebrations? We invite your input! Please contact jewishlearning@paloaltojcc.org for more information.

 

Upcoming Holidays:

Passover

Passover commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people after 3,300 years of slavery in Egypt, and their birth as a nation under the leadership of Moses.

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A Women’s Seder - “For ye were strangers in the land of Egypt”

Wednesday, April 9
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Chocolate Seder for Teens

Sunday, April 13

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Tuesday, April 15

 

Yom Hazikaron  (Day of Remembrance)
The “Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism" is Israel's official Memorial Day, recognized with a solemn ceremony at the Western Wall and private gatherings at cemeteries where soldiers are buried.

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Memorial Day Ceremony For the Fallen Israeli Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism

Sunday, May 4

 

Yom Ha'atzmaut
Yom Ha'atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day and centers around the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel by The Jewish Leadership led by future Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, on May 14, 1948.

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Yom Ha’atzmaut Community-Wide Celebration
Tuesday, May 6

 

Shavuot
Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai. It also has agricultural significance. When the Temple was standing in Jerusalem, this when farmers brought their first fruits to thank God for Israel’s bounty.

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Saturday, May 31