Shabbat and Holidays

Candlelighting and Havdalah

DateCandle lightingHavdalah
May 10/117:24 p.m.8:39 p.m.9:37 p.m.
May 17/187:30 p.m.8:47 p.m.9:45 p.m.
May 24/257:35 p.m.8:54 p.m.9:51 p.m.
May 31/June 17:40 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:57 p.m.
June 7/ June 87:44 p.m.9:04 p.m.10:03 p.m.
June 119:07 p.m.
June 12After 10:04 p.m.
June 1310:05 p.m.
June 14/June 157:47 p.m.9:08 p.m.10:06 p.m.
June 21/June 227:49 p.m.9:10 p.m.10:07 p.m.
June 28/June 297:50 p.m.9:11 p.m.10:07 p.m.
July 5/July 67:49 p.m.9:09 p.m.9:06 p.m.
July 12/July 137:46 p.m.9:06 p.m.10:02 p.m.
* We do not kindle new flames (such as by striking a match) on Yom Tov. Therefore, on the second day of Yom Tov, light candles from a pre-existing flame, such from a match lit by a Yahrtzeit candle or other flame lit before the beginning of Yom Tov.

**Havdalah after Rosh Hashanah is the blessing over wine and havdalah alone (no spices or candle).

Underwrite a Kiddush

Please consider celebrating a simḥa or honoring a loved one by underwriting a standard Shabbat kiddush. The Cost is $54. Underwriting will be acknowledged in the weekly Shabbat announcements. Please remember that no special food requests are permitted. However, you may provide a certified kosher cake to mark the occasion. Reserve your date by contacting the synagogue office.


As a service to our members, stop by Ahavas Israel for your Yahrtzeit, Havdalah, Shabbat, and Chanukkah candle needs. Candles are located on the  self-service cart next to the office. Help yourself to what you need, and leave a donation in the envelopes provided.

Holiday Updates

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av
Monday, August 12 to Tuesday, August 13

Tisha b’Av — A day of Lamentations, mourning, and fasting for the destruction of the Temple and subsequent exiles of the Jewish people.

Shiva Asar B’Tammuz

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz
Tuesday, July 23 from sunrise to sundown

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, a minor sunrise to sundown fast commemorating the breaching of the city walls of Jerusalem, takes place on Tuesday, July 23.

The Festival of Shavuot

The Festival of Shavuot
Tuesday June 11, 6:15 p.m.
Congregation Ahavas Israel

Please join Ahavas Israel and Temple Emanuel as we come together for dinner (lasagna and salad, with a vegan option), and a Tikkun Leil Shavuot series of study sessions let by Rabbi Krishef, Rabbi Schadick, and Cantor Fair.

Counting the Omer

On the second night of Pesah, at the second Seder, we begin counting the days towards Shavuot and the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai, a practice known as “counting the omer.” We invite you to save or print out this Omer Counting Calendar to remind you of which day to count each night and to note … Read more