Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Adar (Twelfth Month) 2021 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Adar, the first day of the Twelfth Month, begins sundown Thursday, February 11, 2021, on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). "Chodesh Tov" ("A Good Month") from Bnei Yisrael Society to all who celebrate! About This Month Adar is the Twelfth Month of the ecclesiastical Hebrew … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Adar (Twelfth Month) 2021 #NewMoon

Holidays: Sigd‎‎ – “Prostration” – A Holiday of Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish Community) #Sigd

Shalom, everyone! Sigd is celebrated by Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish community) on the 29th day of the eighth month (Cheshvan) on the post-exilic Hebrew Calendar. The holiday falls exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the post-exilic Hebrew calendar, corresponding to late October or late November on the Gregorian calendar. Background According to Beta Israel tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that YHVH … Continue reading Holidays: Sigd‎‎ – “Prostration” – A Holiday of Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish Community) #Sigd

History: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929 – 1968 #MLK

Shalom, everyone! We remember the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was the "Moses" of our time. Through his selfless service and sacrifice, we enjoy freedoms today that were unthinkable only 50+ years ago. Though we have come a long way since the Civil Rights era, we still have a far way … Continue reading History: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929 – 1968 #MLK

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Shevat (Eleventh Month) 2021 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Shevat, the first day of the Eleventh Month, begins sundown Wednesday, January 13, 2021, on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). "Chodesh Tov" ("A Good Month") from Bnei Yisrael Society to all who celebrate! About This Month Shevat is the Eleventh Month of the … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Shevat (Eleventh Month) 2021 #NewMoon

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Tenth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Tevet, the first day of the Tenth Month, begins sundown Tuesday, December 15, 2020, on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). "Chodesh Tov" ("A Good Month") from Bnei Yisrael Society to all who celebrate! About This Month Tevet is the Tenth Month of the … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Tenth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Holiday Greetings: Happy #Chanukah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 # FestivalOfDedication #FestivalOfLights

Bnei Yisrael Society wish all who remember and observe a happy Chanukah. Chanukah commemorates the victorious revolt of the Judeans  (167 - 160 BCE) against their Seleucid Greek oppressors who tried to outlaw the worship of the G-d of Israel. Chanukah is celebrated for eight days beginning on the 25th of Kislev through the 2nd/3rd of Tevet on the Hebrew … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Happy #Chanukah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 # FestivalOfDedication #FestivalOfLights

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Kislev (Ninth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Kislev, the first day of the Ninth Month, begins sundown Monday, November 16, 2020 on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). "Chodesh Tov" ("A Good Month") from Bnei Yisrael Society to all who celebrate! About This Month Kislev is the Ninth Month of the ecclesiastical … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Kislev (Ninth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Holiday Greetings: Happy Sigd from Bnei Yisrael Society #Sigd #ChagSigdSameach

Bnei Yisrael Society would like to wish all who remember and observe a happy Sigd. According to Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that The Almighty first revealed Himself to Moshe. The word "Sigd" is an Amharic word meaning "prostration," bowing down" or "worship," however, the Amharic word is originally derived from the Hebrew word "segida" also meaning "bowing down" or "prostration." On … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Happy Sigd from Bnei Yisrael Society #Sigd #ChagSigdSameach

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, (Eighth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, the first day of the Eighth Month, also known as Bul begins sundown Saturday, October 17, 2020 on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan will last two days, from sundown Saturday, October 18, 2020/Yom Rishon, Tishrei 30 5781, through sundown … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, (Eighth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Holiday Greetings: Happy Sukkot, Chag Sukkot Sameach from Bnei Yisrael Society #2020 #Sukkot #FestivalOfBooths

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe a very Happy Sukkot, Chag Sukkot Sameach! Sukkot, also known as the "Festival of Booths" or "Festival of Tabernacles" is a biblical festival The Almighty commanded Bnei Yisrael to celebrate annually from the 15th to the 22nd days of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar (Leviticus 23:33-44). The … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Happy Sukkot, Chag Sukkot Sameach from Bnei Yisrael Society #2020 #Sukkot #FestivalOfBooths

Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #YomHaKippurim

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe an easy and meaningful fast and "G'mar Chatima Tovah" ("A good final sealing") this Yom HaKippurim ("Day of Atonement").  Yom HaKippurim is a biblical holiday The Almighty commanded B'nei Israel to commemorate annually on the tenth day of the Seventh Month (10th of Ethanim), with a holy convocation and … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #YomHaKippurim

Holiday Greetings: A Happy and Reflective Yom Teruah and Rosh HaShanah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #5781 #2020 #YomTeruah #RoshHaShanah

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe "Shanah Tovah U'metukah" ("A Good and Sweet Year") beginning with the celebration of the biblical feast of Yom Teruah ("Day of Blasts"), known in modern times as "Rosh HaShanah" ("Head of the Year").  Yom Teruah is a biblical holiday The Almighty commanded B'nei Israel to commemorate annually … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: A Happy and Reflective Yom Teruah and Rosh HaShanah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #5781 #2020 #YomTeruah #RoshHaShanah

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Elul (Sixth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Elul begins sundown Wednesday, August 19, 2020/Yom Chamishi, Av 30 5780 on the Hebrew calendar with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Elul will last two days, from sundown Wednesday, August 19, 2020/Yom Chamishi, Av 30 5780, through sundown Friday, August 20, 2020/Yom Shishi, Elul 1 5780. … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Elul (Sixth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Holiday Greetings: Happy August Mawnin’ from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #EmancipationDay

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe a happy "August Mawnin'" ("August Morning") or Emancipation Day 2020. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves throughout the former British Empire on August 1, 1834. In the early morning of August 1, 1834, some slaves in Jamaica climbed the mountaintops to usher in the dawn … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Happy August Mawnin’ from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #EmancipationDay

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Av (Fifth Month) 2020 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Av, the first day of the Fifth Month, begins sundown Tuesday, July 21, 2020, on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Gevirah.com wishes a "Chodesh Tov" ("A Good Month") to all who observe! About This Month Av is the Fifth Month of the ecclesiastical Hebrew calendar. … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Av (Fifth Month) 2020 #NewMoon