Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah literally meaning the head or the beginning of the year marks the celebration of the Jewish New Year.
Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement is a time for self-reflection and self-examination. Traditionally, Jews fast on this day to symbolize cleansing and purity.
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Sukkot: One of the three pilgrimage festivals that remind us of the fragile and temporary structures that ancient Israelites lived in in the desert.
Purim: Originating in the Book of Esther, this holiday celebrates the victory of the Jews over their enemies and the courage of our heroin, Esther. Traditionally, we celebrate with festivals, feasts, and the reading of the Megillah.
Passover: The retelling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt, commemorated with a family seder that includes symbols of spring and the biblical story.
Chanukah: The eight night celebration of lights and rededication. Traditional foods include latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and the game of dreidel is usually played.
Shavuot: The holiday recognizing when the Torah was revealed to us at Mount Sinai. Typically, it is a time for learning and joy.