Holidays at Temple Kol Ami are lively occasions with tradition and music.
After the High Holidays we live under the stars in our sukkahs, then we come together to celebrate with the Torah. Next is one of the most anticipated Shabbats of the year with Shabbanukkah. We honor the trees for Tu Bishvat and laugh for Purim with our schpiels, we remember our history for Passover and we receive the Torah at Mt. Sinai for Shavuot.
Rosh HaShanah September 25th 2022
Yom Kippur October 4th 2022
SukkotOctober 9th-16th 2022
Simchat Torah & Shemini Azteret October 16th-17th 2022
We begin the celebration with a Torah reading and the TKA band and beginning the Torah cycle anew. Shemini Atzeret has Festival Yizkor service remembering those loved ones who have passed and asking for rain in Israel.
HanukkahSunday December 18th - 25th 2022
Tu Bishvat Sunday February 6th 2023
PurimWednesday March 16th 2022
Purim is celebrated by reading and telling the megillah (Story of Esther). We celebrate the survival of the Jewish people from Haman. Customs include: Eating Hamantaschen, groggers, shpielen, and Shalach Mones (Mishloach Manot).
Pesach Friday April 15th - 22nd 2022
April 15th, first night seder & Pesach Yizkor service 22nd
Pesach (Passover) celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. We tell the passover story with a seder and a festive meal. Customs include: Eating matzah and no leavened bread, TKA Sisterhood seder April 4th, Religious School Passover Experience.
Yom HaShoahWednesday April 27th 2022
Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Customs include: Holding a special remembrance service and lighting a yahrzeit candle.
*TKA was one of the first congregations in metro-Detorit to observe Holocaust Remembrance services on Yom Hashoah
Yom Ha’atzmaut Thursday May 5th 2022
Israeli Independence day. We celebrate the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Customs include: all things Israeli.
Shavuot Saturday June 4th 2022
At the conclusion of the counting of the Omer we celebrate receiving the Torah from Mount Sinai to the Jewish people. Customs include: TKA Affirmation ceremony, cheesecake and blintzes, and reading the Book of Ruth.