The Holiday of Purim

Posted By: jgoggins on Feb 20, 2013 in Holiday

Purim begins at sunset on February 23 (14th day of Adar) and Shushan Purim is Monday, February 25, 2013. The 14th of Adar is the day that Haman chose for the extermination of the Jews. It is said Shushan Purim is celebrated on the 15th of the month because the fight against anti-Semites in the …

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Learn more about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

Posted By: jgoggins on Nov 26, 2012 in Holiday

Hanukkah is the Hebrew term for rededication. The holiday begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated for eight days in honor of the Jews’ victory against the Syrian/Greeks and the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days to rededicate the temple. Over 2,300 years …

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Chag Sameach From the JCC

Posted By: jgoggins on Oct 04, 2012 in Holiday
Chag Sameach

Building Hours: Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Sunday, Oct. 7 Building closes at 6 p.m. Pool closes at 5:30 p.m. Locker Room Wet Areas close at 5:45 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 8 & 9 JCC Closed Sukkot Sukkot- (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a biblical …

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Celebrating a Passover Seder

Posted By: jgoggins on Mar 21, 2012 in Holiday
Celebrating a Passover Seder

In its short life, Israel has absorbed Jews from all over the world, and each group brought with them a colorful variety of traditions and cuisines. On Passover, this amazing spectrum of practices illuminates the Seder table. Around 85 percent of Jewish Israelis host or attend a Seder (it’s the most celebrated Jewish holiday in …

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Time to Celebrate Purim

Posted By: jgoggins on Mar 01, 2012 in Holiday

Thursday, March 8 corresponds with the 14th of Adar, which means it is time to celebrate Purim!  Purim is told in the Book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was …

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