Festivals and Events

We celebrate all the Jewish festivals and services according our progressive Jewish tradition – to learn more about our services please see our worship information and our calendar.

  • ITJ Opening (Havdalah) – Sat 18.01.
    • First class – Thu 23.01.
  • Tu Bi Sh‘vat –  Mon 10.02.
    • Children’s event for Tu Bi Sh’vat – Sun 09.02.
  • Purim – Tue 10.03.
    • Children’s Purim – Sun 08.03.
    • Erev Purim Service and Purim spiel (ITJ) – Mo 09.03.
    • Purim Festival Service – Tue 10.03.
  • Pesach – 09.04. to 15.04.   (10 Apr    Fri Good Friday)
    • Erev Pesach Service – Wed 08.04.
      • Community Seder (1st night) – Wed 08.04..
    • Shacharit Service 1st day – Thu 09.04. (with BE)
    • Children’s Seder – Sat 11.04.
    • Erev Pesach Service 7th day – Tue 14.04.
    • Shacharit Service 7th day – Wed 15.04. (with BE)
    • Kehillah Omer project start– Thu 09.04.
  • Yom Ha Shoah – Tue 21.04.
  • Yom Ha Zikaron – Tue 28.04.
  • Yom HaAtzmaut – Wed 29.04.
    • Yom HaAtzmaut Event – Sat 25.04. (Havdalah)
  • Lag BaOmer – Tue 12.05.
    • Congregational Braai Sun 17.05.
  • Shavuot – Fr 29.05.
    • Erev Shavuot Service and Cheesecake Contest event followed by a learning night – Thu 28.05.
    • Shacharit – Fr 29.05. incl. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah as part of the festival
  • ITJ 2rd Semester – Thu 16.07. or 06.08.
  • Limmud Johannesburg – beginning of August
  • Tishah be Av – Thu 30.07
  • High Holy Days 5781
      • 100 days to the High Holy Days – Thu 11.06.
    • Rosh haShanah – Sa 19.09/ Sun 20.09.
      • Erev RHS Service – Fr 18.09.
      • Erev Rosh HaShanah Dinner – Fr 18.09.
      • Shacharit 1st day – Sa 19.09.
      • Erev RHS 2nd day – Sa 19.09
      • Shacharit 2nd day – Sun 20.09.
    • Shabbat Shuvah – Sat 26.09.
      • Shabbat Shuvah Dinner at Temple Israel – Fr 25.09.
    • Yom Kippur – Mon 28.09.
      • Kol Nidrei Service – Sun 27.09.
      • YK Service – Mon 28.09.
  • Sukkoth – 03. to 09.10.
    • Erev Sukkoth Service – Fr 02.10.
    • Shacharit 1st day of Sukkoth – Sa 03.10.
  • Sh’mini Atzeret / Simchat Torah – Sa 10.10.
    • Erev Simchat Torah – Fr 09.10.
    • Shacharit Sh’mini Atzeret – Mon 10.10.
  • Chanukah – 11. to 18.12.
    • 1 Candle Hanukkah – Thu 10.12.