Commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian-Greeks and re-dedication of the Temple Sunday 12/6/2015 – Monday 12/14/2015  

Simchat Torah

(Celebrates the conclusion of the year-long cycle of reading the Torah – the Five Books of Moses – and renewing the cycle) Monday – Simchat Torah starts at sundown Tuesday – Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret

(Conclusion of Sukkot) Sunday – Sukkot starts at sundown Monday – Sukkot (Yizkor is said)


(Feast of Tabernacles. Jews are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters as their ancestors the Israelites did in the desert after the exodus from Egypt) Thursday – Sukkot starts at sundown Friday – Day 1 (first day of Sukkot) Saturday … Continue reading

Yom Kippur

(Day of Atonement. The most solemn of the Holy Days devoted to prayer and fasting) Tuesday – Yom Kippur starts at sundown Wednesday – Yom Kippur (Yizkor is said)  

Rosh HaShanah

 (The Jewish New Year begins with ten (10) days of penitence.) Sunday – Rosh HaShanah starts at sundown Monday – Day 1 (first day of Rosh HaShanah) Tuesday – Day 2 (second day of Rosh HaShanah)

Tisha B’Av

Commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem Sundown Saturday, July 25, 2015 Sunday July 26, 2015

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania opens with a viewing of Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference. Afterwards we will elect new officers, review the past year’s accomplishments, and review financial information for … Continue reading

Salute to Israel Day Parade

The theme this year is “Imagine” – our logo, t-shirts samples and banner will be coming soon so stay tuned and save the date May 31, 2015! See last year’s participate here:


 Commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments to the Jewish People at Mt. Sinai Saturday, May 23, 2015 – Shavuot starts at sundown Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Day 1 (first day of Shavuot) Monday, May 25, 2015 – Day … Continue reading