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Additional Holiday Observance

    For many of these holidays, BZBI partners with other local organizations. Check back in or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about our plans!

    Tu B’Shevat

    Tu B’Shevat, or the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, celebrates the new year of the trees.



    Yom HaShoah

    Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the six million Jews who perished due to the actions of Nazi Germany.



    Yom Ha’atzmaut

    Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.



    Lag B’Omer

    Lag B’Omer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, or the seven week period between Passover and Shavuot. As a break from the somberness of this period, we celebrate Lag B’Omer with bonfires.


    Summer Fasts

    The Seventeenth of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av commemorate the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple and the destruction of both Temples, respectively. On these fast days, we also remember other calamities that have occurred to the Jewish people.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    8:00 PM – Reflections on Tisha B’Av with Rabbi Annie Lewis: “With You I Weep: A Time to Lament”
    8:15 PM – Fast Begins
    8:45 PM – Ma’ariv Service & Megillat Eikhah reading
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    7:45 AM – Shacharit Service and Megillat Eikhah reading
    Teaching from Rabbi Valerie Joseph
    2:00 PM – Mincha Service
    9:02 PM – Fast Ends; no Ma’ariv Service