Jewish Holidays

Our community celebrates the holidays in a secular manner emphasizing Jewish history and culture. Ceremonies reflect humanistic values and the belief that we are responsible for determining our own destiny.  Our interactive services are in English and we sing songs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish.  Holiday readings encourage reflection and meditation.  And of course we eat!

Join us to experience truly meaningful holiday traditions!

Most holiday celebrations are held at The First Unitarian Church (Fellowship Hall),
21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Hts., OH 44122.

RSVP to Peg Fishman at 440-349-1330 or  For more information regarding our guest policy, go to our Membership page.

Check out our Shabbat Programs page for information about Shabbat only events.

Man playing shoffar    Main playing violin


Calendar for 2017-18

Shabbat – Fri. Sept. 15, 2017

Rosh Hashanah – Thurs.  Sept. 21, 2017

Yom Kippur – Fri. Sept. 29, 2017

Break-the-fast – Sat. Sept. 30, 2017

Sukkot – Sun. Oct. 8, 2017 (actual dates Oct. 5 – 11)

Shabbat – Fri. Oct. 20, 2017

Shabbat – Fri. Nov. 17, 2017

Shabbat/Chanukah– Fri. Dec. 15, 2017 (actual dates Dec. 12-20)

Shabbat/Tu Bishvat– Fri. Jan. 26, 2018 (actual date Jan. 30)

Shabbat – Fri. Feb. 16, 2018

Shabbat/Purim – Fri. March 2, 2018 (actual date Feb. 28)

Passover Seder. Friday, April 1, 2018
Mix and Mingle 5:30 p.m. Seder starts 6:00 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church, Fellowship Hall, 21600 Shaker Blvd (east), Shaker Hts

There is a $20 adult guest fee for this event – there is no limit on the number of times guests may attend this holiday event.  Guest fees for this event and Shabbat programs during this season may be applied towards membership dues.*


Shabbat – Fri. April 20, 2018

Shabbat – Fri. May 18, 2018

*For more information regarding membership and guest fees, click here to to go our Membership page.