Festivals and Holidays

Home/Prayer/Festivals and Holidays
Festivals and Holidays 2017-11-03T14:27:35+00:00

Our holiday services feature traditional liturgy with a warm participatory tone. Congregants take an active part alongside our rabbi, cantor and Ritual Director, given opportunities to read Torah, chant Haftarah, and lead portions of the service as sh’lihei tzibbur (prayer leaders).

FAQs about our services.

Upcoming Holidays

HanukahDec. 12 – Dec. 20, 2017
(24 Kislev – 1 Tevet)


Purim: Mar 1, 2018 / 14 Adar
A whole cadre of people read Megilah, while adults as well as children dress in the spirit of the holiday.

Pesach: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 (First Seder), – April 7, 2018/ 14-22 Nisan

Shavuot: May 20-21, 2018 / 6-7 Sivan3

We welcome lay participation in our services! Please contact Moshe Pinchover if you would like an aliya, to read Torah, Haftarah or Megilah, or have any other honor. If you would like to give a D’var Torah, contact Rabbi Small.

CONTACT Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover, (860) 236-1275, mpinch@emanuelsynagogue.org or Rabbi Small, (860) 236-1275, rabbismall@emanuelsynagogue.org