UNITED SYNAGOGUES

                  OF

GREATER HARTFORD




 
Purim: March 5, 2015
Pesach April 4, 2015
Apr 6-9
Apr 10-11
Shavuot May 24-25, 2015
Tish'a B'Av Jul 26, 2015
Purim: March 5, 2015
Pesach April 4, 2015
Apr 6-9
Apr 10-11
Shavuot May 24-25, 2015
Tish'a B'Av Jul 26, 2015
Purim: March 5, 2015
Pesach April 4, 2015
Apr 6-9
Apr 10-11
Shavuot May 24-25, 2015
Tish'a B'Av Jul 26, 2015
Purim: March 5, 2015
Pesach April 4, 2015
Apr 6-9
Apr 10-11
Shavuot May 24-25, 2015
Tish'a B'Av Jul 26, 2015
Purim: March 5, 2015
Pesach April 4, 2015
Apr 6-9
Apr 10-11
Shavuot May 24-25, 2015
Tish'a B'Av Jul 26, 
UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

Pesach :       April, 4, 2015
                             April 6-9
                             April 10-11
Shavuot:     May 24-25, 2015
Tish'a B'Av:Jul 26, 2015

GUIDE TO JEWISH HOLIDAYS

Guide to Jewish Holidays and Festivals  The Hebrew year varies from 353 to 374 days.  The new moon appears every 29 and one-half days.  A lunar year would be 12 x 29.5 or 354 days as compared to a solar year of 365 and � days.  Leap years have an additional month occur in 7 of every 19 years cycle. Besides lunar/solar adjustments the Torah designates a Sabbatical year every 7 years and a Jubilee year every 50 years. In the Land in Israel, fields are not to be plowed or fruit harvested on the Sabbatical year and laws dealing with slavery and indentured servants are affected by the Sabbatical and Jubilee years.  Biblical taxation for the priests (tithing), the Levites (6 cities of refuge) and taxes for the poor apply differently based on the Sabbatical cycle.  

Yizkor.  Memorial Services for our loved ones are observed in the synagogue during the following holidays:a.   The eighth day of Passover (exodus from Egypt)b.   The second day of Shavuout (feast of weeks)c.   Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)d.   Shemini Hag Atzereth (Conclusion of the Feast of Tabernacles) 

We also have memorial services at our cemeteries located on Waverly Street, Cleveland Avenue extension, Mahl Avenue (now called Oates Way) in Hartford and our Wethersfield cemetery in the left, back of the Emanuel Cemetery on the Berlin Turnpike. The memorial service, called Yizkor, reminds us of the achievements and memories of those who are no longer with us and have passed on to G-d's realm.  They gave so much of themselves for us.  Our prayers ask for G-d's protection among those of the holy and the pure and that G-d should give them his divine bounty and peace.   We also memorialize those who died protecting G-d's name, which include those who died in the Holocaust, Pograms, soldiers of the Israeli Army, American soldiers, and those murdered during the Crusades.  May their memories be remembered for a blessing and their lives that they gave be remembered for their great sacrifice.