Shabbat and Holidays

Candlelighting and Havdalah

DateCandle lightingHavdalah
February 9/105:50 p.m.6:49 p.m.
February 16/176:00 p.m.6:58 p.m.
February 23/246:09 p.m.7:07 p.m.
March 1/25:23 p.m.6:18 p.m.7:16 p.m.
March 8/95:29 p.m.6:26 p.m.7:24 p.m.
March 15/166:35 p.m.7:35 p.m.8:33 p.m.
March 22/236:42 p.m.7:43 p.m.8:41 p.m.
March 29/306:47 p.m.7:51 p.m.8:50 p.m.
April 5/66:53 p.m.7:59 p.m.8:58 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


Sunday, March 24, 2024
Temple Emanuel

Join Ahavas Israel in the lounge near the front of the building (former gift shop alcove) for a traditional Megillah reading, with the story displayed on a screen to help you cheer Mordecai and boo Haman! Or join Temple Emanuel in the Sanctuary to hear an alternative telling of the Purim story. Feel free to go back and forth and visit both Purim experiences.

Purim Celebration

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Purim celebration

Our Purim celebration begins Saturday night, March 23 with a Megillah reading beginning at 9:00 p.m

Purim Mishloah Manot order form

Click here to download a pdf of the order form.