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Temple Beth Ora Congregation

 12313 105 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0Y5

Telephones: 780-487-4817 (office), 780-486-5817 (Rabbi’s study)

Email: tboffice@shaw.ca or rabbitbo@shaw.ca

 

To Whom It May Concern:

Please excuse the bearer of this letter from work or school responsibilities, on the Jewish holiday of Shavu’ot and the other Jewish holidays listed below, including responsibilities assigned as work to be done at home or in preparation for a project or test the following day. These are all days of religious obligation on which Jewish law requires rest from work and attendance at synagogue. Jews are not all equally observant; so do not penalize the bearer of this letter for observing some of these days, but not all of them. Please note that the holidays all begin just before sundown on the evening before the date listed, and end at dusk on the last day listed.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Shavu’ot, the Feast of Weeks.                                                                              (More traditional Jews observe an additional day, Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and for not penalizing the bearer of this letter for his or her religious devotion.

May peace and blessing be yours,

Rabbi Stephen F. Moch  

Rabbi Stephen F. Moch                                                                                                                Temple Beth Ora Congregation

 

Jewish Holiday Schedule for the Next Four Years to Aid in Community Scheduling

Beginning with the Fall Jewish Holidays

 

ROSH HA-SHANA

2014    Thursday, September 25 (and September 26 for more traditional Jews)

2015    Monday, September 14 (and September 15 for more traditional Jews)

2016    Monday, October 3 (and October 4 for more traditional Jews)

2017    Thursday, September 21 (and September 22 for more traditional Jews)

YOM KIPPUR

2014    Saturday, October 4

2015    Wednesday, September 23

2016    Wednesday, October 12

2017    Saturday, September 30

 

SUKKOT

2014    Thursday, October 9 (and October 10 for more traditional Jews)

2015    Monday, September 28 (and September 29 for more traditional Jews)

2016    Monday, October 17 (and October 18 for more traditional Jews).

2017    Thursday, October 5 (and October 6 for more traditional Jews)

SHEMINI ATZERET/SIMCHAT TORAH

2014    Thursday, October 16 (and October 17 for more traditional Jews)

2015    Monday, October 5 (and October 6 for more traditional Jews)

2016    Monday, October 31 (and November 1 for more traditional Jews)

2017    Thursday, October 12 (and October 13 for more traditional Jews)

PASSOVER first day (Passover Seder is held the night before)

2015    Saturday, April 4 (and April 5 for more traditional Jews)

2016    Saturday, April 23 (and April 24 for more traditional Jews)

2017    Tuesday, April 11 (and April 12 for more traditional Jews)

PASSOVER last day

2015    Friday, April 10 (and April 11 for more traditional Jews)

2016    Friday, April 29 (and April 30 for more traditional Jews)

2017    Monday, April 17 (and April 18 for more traditional Jews)

SHAVU’OT

2015    Sunday, May 24 (and May 25 for more traditional Jews)

2016    Sunday, June 12 (and June 13 for more traditional Jews)
2017    Wednesday, May 31 (and June 1 for more traditional Jews)