Holidays

Holidays

High Holy Days

The High Holy Days experience at Congregation Shaarey Zedek is, unquestionably, without parallel. This is where our legacy shines brightest.

Traditionally, our sanctuary of more than 2,000 is filled with members of all ages, families and guests. With our clergy robed in white, and our choir under the direction of our Hazzan in front of the magnificent multi-story stained glass windows surrounding our bimah, we cannot help but feel an elevated sense of spirituality.

Join us for reflection, friendship, remembrance, a re-commitment to acts of loving kindness, and an experience that binds us to one another and God in a powerful and transformative way.

For 2020/5781, our services were held unconventionally, but our Clergy, Board and professional team worked consciously and thoughtfully to retain the joyful, meaningful and moving High Holy Days experiences that are authentically CSZ, presented in different formats. In our shul, there truly is something for everyone.

Sukkot, Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

The final shofar blast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur isn’t the end of the holiday season. CSZ brings you exciting services and innovative experiences, both outdoors in our Sukkah, under our family tent on the William Saulson Pavilion, and online. We blaze new trails with Religious School celebrations, Sukkot Seders and musical services for Yom Tov.

Chanukah

We offer a rich mix of activities and observances for all ages, from Religious School to Sisterhood, including CSZ participation in community-wide holiday observances.

Tu B’Shevat

In the Jewish mystical tradition, with Tu B’Shevat we enter a period of warmth, newness, and possibility! Our clergy lead CSZ’s annual Tu B’Shevat Seder, an hour long exploration of music, mindfulness, and appreciation of the natural world that surrounds us.

Purim

CSZ joins with the other Conservative congregations in our community for festive celebrations on Erev Purim: a Family Musical Megillah Party and Purim Shipel, then a tradtional Megillah reading followed by a stand-up comedy show. On Purim Morning, we read the Megillat Esther in our own Sanctuary during Morning Minyan, in memory of Cantor Sidney Rube (z’l).

Passover

As we jump from the joy of Purim to the whirlwind of Pesach, CSZ hosts a wide variety of Seders, services, and youth and family events. We are your source for information, community involvement and family connection! Click HERE for all things Passover!