Festivals and Commemorations

V'samachta b'chagecha - "You shall rejoice in your festival" (D'varim 16:14)

Our community celebrates these ancient and modern festivals and commemorations (each beginning at sundown on the evening before the date shown):

  • Tu B'Shevat - 11 February 2017
  • Purim - 12 March 2017
  • Pesach - 11 April 2017 (seven days)
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) - 24 April 2017
  • Yom HaZikaron - 1 May 2017
  • Yom HaAtzma'ut - 2 May 2017
  • Lag B'Omer - 14 May 2017
  • Shavuot - 31 May 2017
  • Tish'a B'Av - 1 August 2017
  • Rosh Hashanah - 21 September 2017
  • Yom Kippur - 30 September 2017
  • Sukkot - 5 October 2017 (seven days)
  • Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah - 12 October 2017
  • Chanukah - 13 December 2017

Contact our office or see our e-newsletter for information about special NSTE programs and events organised for each festival/commemoration.

We also honour special days in the Jewish calendar, such as Rosh Chodesh (the new month) and special Shabbatot, through the traditional additions and adaptations to our liturgy and Torah readings.  In addition, each year we hold a special commemoration ceremony following the Shabbat service closest to ANZAC Day.