MazelTogether Holidays - MazelTogether

Holiday Microsites

MazelTogether has gathered resources and gatherings for the Jewish year. Find the holiday you are looking for below and click through to see what is happening.

 

   
Passover is a holiday that reminds us of our freedom. It commemorates our exodus from Egypt. It’s a week-long holiday that begins with two nights of ritual meals called seders. We tell a lot of stories and eat a lot of matzah. Click here to see what’s happening over Passover in our community. High Holy Days is a term that encompasses both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, along with the month of Elul that precedes the actual holidays. There is a lot of shofar blowing, apologizing, and dipping apples in honey. Click here to see what’s happening in Denver and here to see what’s happening in Boulder. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur. We celebrate by building huts in our backyard called a sukkah. It’s a week-long festival where we shake the lulav and etrog, eat meals in the sukkah, and some even sleep in there! Click here to see what’s happening over Sukkot in our community.

 


 

   
Chanukah is a classic Jewish holiday that celebrates “they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat!” We talk about the Maccabees and their fight and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The Syrians Greeks messed up the Temple and we had to clean it up so we could use it. Many people know the “miracle of the oil” and while that’s an awesome story, there is so much more to Chanukah! Click here to see what’s happening over Chanukah in our community. Another story of triumph over adversity, Purim teaches us to stick with our beliefs, even if it might get us in trouble. It’s the story of Esther, Mordechai, and Haman. We get to dress up, hear the story, play games, and (for the adults) have drinks. Click here to see what’s happening over Purim in our community.