All in-person gatherings including holiday celebrations have been canceled for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan. The 2020 Second-Night Seder did not take place online, but plans are being made to welcome community members who wish to participate in future holiday events, including High Holidays, via Zoom.
The Jewish Cultural Society comes together to celebrate Jewish holidays throughout the year. Holiday celebrations for families and members include activities for children and adults. All holiday celebrations can be found on our calendar.
On the first Friday of almost every month, JCS members and other interested members of the Ann Arbor community come together to observe Shabbat.
Our Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur and Break the Fast observances are popular and open to the public (there is a modest charge for non-members). Tashlich is celebrated at Island Park (see map).
JCS celebrates Sukkot each year with a special observance in the Jewish Community Center’s sukkah. This year we will be celebrating during our Sunday School session.
Our Second-Night Seder is a community-wide event featuring a progressive secular Haggadah and a kosher-for-Passover, vegetarian potluck feast.
Hanukkah, Tu B’shevat, and Purim
Holiday celebrations for families and members include activities for children and adults.