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

Directions

RSVP: Peg Fishman at 440-349-1330 or rsvp@jewishsecularcommunity.org. For more information regarding our guest policy, see our Membership Page.

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

Calendar for 2019-20

Shabbat – Friday Sept. 13, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Rosh Hashanah – Monday Sept. 30, 10 am – 1:00 pm. (Special Location. Solon Community Center, 35000 Portz Pkwy, Solon, OH 44139)

Yom Kipper/Kol Nidre – Tuesday Oct. 8 , 7:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Yom Kipper/Break the Fast – Wed. Oct. 9,  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Sukkot – Sun. Oct. 13 (at the Todd’s house), 11:00 am. 1164 Sheerbrook Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.

Shabbat – Friday Oct. 18,  6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat – Friday Nov. 15,  6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat/Hanukkah – Friday Dec. 27, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat – Friday Jan. 17, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat/Tu Bishvat – Friday Feb. 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat/Purim – Friday March 6, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat – Friday April 3, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Passover – Sunday April 5, 5:30 – 9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Shabbat – Friday May 1, 6:30 –9:00 pm. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122