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Rosh HaShana Rosh HaShana/Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets)
Erev Rosh HaShana – Wednesday, September 20 at 7 PM
Tashlich – Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 AM
Yom Rosh HaShana – Thursday, September 21 at 11 AM

Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) is a day when we focus on repentance and making changes that will lead to a new year that is pleasing to G-d. Yom Teruah is the first of the Yamim NoRaim (10 Days of Awe), the last of which is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). We look forward with anticipation to the day when the shofar will sound, signaling Messiah’s return and the gathering of those who are united with Him.

Rosh HaShana means Head of the Year and has this name because it is considered the “spiritual” new year even though it falls during the seventh month of the year on the Hebrew calendar.

You can find Feast of Trumpets in Scripture in Leviticus 23:23-25.

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Yom Kippur Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29 at 7 PM
Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30 at 11 AM
Neilah/Break-the-Fast – Saturday, September 30 at 6 PM

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and is considered to be the most solemn of all Jewish holy days. This was the one day each year when the High Priest of Israel would enter into the Holy of Holies to make atonement for all the Israelites, following their days of repentance. We fast from sundown on the 9th of Tishri until sundown on the 10th and spend that time humbling ourselves before G-d. As Messianic Jews, we have full confidence and joy in believing that Yeshua (Jesus) became the sacrifice that G-d required to make atonement for our sins.

You can find Yom Kippur in Scripture in Leviticus 16 and Leviticus 23:26-32.

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Sukkot Sukkot
Parade of Nations – Wednesday, October 4 at 7 PM
HaShana Raba – Wednesday, October 11 at 7 PM

Sukkot (booths) is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. During this harvest holiday, we remember that G-d dwelled with the Israelites during the 40-year period they spent living in the wilderness living in temporary booths. We celebrate Sukkot by building a sukkah in the yards of our homes and synagogues.

We wave the “Four Species” made up of a lulav (palm branch) and etrog (citrus fruit from Israel) along with the hadas (myrtle) and arava (willow) in all directions focusing on the fact that G-d is omnipresent. Sukkot was a time of joy in the hope for winter rains to come and was prophetically demonstrating the joy that would come when the living waters of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) would be poured out on all Israel. As Messianic Jews, we are anticipating with great joy the day when the Kingdom of G-d will come to the redeemed earth and He will dwell with His people in all His glory!

You can find Sukkot in Scripture in Leviticus 23:33-44.

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Simchat Torah Simchat Torah
Service – Friday, October 13 at 7 PM

Simchat Torah means “Joy of the Torah.” Throughout the Hebraic calendar year, during our Torah services on Saturday, we read one portion of the Torah each week, which is called the Parsha. Simchat Torah is the day when the final chapters of Deuteronomy and the first chapters of Genesis are read, completing and restarting the annual cycle. We celebrate the gift of the Torah with music and dance, rejoicing in the goodness of G-d’s Word.

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