Shabbat and Holidays

Candlelighting and Havdalah

DateCandle lightingHavdalah
June 2/37:41 p.m.8:57 p.m.9:58 p.m.
June 9/107:45 p.m.9:02 p.m.10:02 p.m.
June 16/177:48 p.m.9:05 p.m.10:06 p.m.
June 23/247:50 p.m.9:07 p.m.10:07 p.m.
June 30/July 17:51 p.m.9:07 p.m.10:07 p.m.
July 7/87:49 p.m.9:05 p.m.10:05 p.m.
July 14/157:46 p.m.9:01 p.m.10:01 p.m.
July 21/227:42 p.m.8:56 p.m.9:55 p.m.
July 28/297:37 p.m.8:49 p.m.9:48 p.m.
August 4/57:30 p.m.8:41 p.m.9:40 p.m.
August 11/127:23 p.m.8:32 p.m.9:30 p.m.
August 18/197:14 p.m.8:21 p.m.9:20 p.m.
August 25/267:05 p.m.8:10 p.m.9:08 p.m.
September 1/26:55 p.m.7:58 p.m.8:56 p.m.
* from a light taken from a candle lit before Yom Tov began, like a Yahrtzeit light.

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

Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27
Congregation Ahavas Israel

A day of Lamentations, mourning and fasting.

Shiva Asar B’Tammuz

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 Thursday, July 6.

Sefirat Ha-omer, Counting the Omer

It is a mitzvah to count each day between Passover and Shavuot, a practice known as counting the omer, sefirat ha-omer. The omer was a sheaf of barley brought as an offering in anticipation of the new wheat and first fruits offering of Shavuot. You can download an omer-counting calendar here.

Follow Up After Passover

Last minute things to enhance your Seder …

The Festival of Shavuot

Thursday night, May 25, 6:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner and a variety of Torah study Please join us for our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot study session. Rabbi Krishef’s focus this year will be on the commentary of the 18th century Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdechev, a disciple of the Maggid of Mezerrich, who was himself the … Read more