"Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete."  Matthew 5:17

Kehilah Portland


A Messianic Jewish Synagogue

"For I am not ashamed of the Good News, since it is God's powerful means of bringing salvation to everyone who keeps on trusting, to the Jew especially, but equally to the Gentile. For in it is revealed how God makes people righteous in his sight; and from beginning to end it is through trust \emdash as the Tanakh puts it, "But the person who is righteous will live his life by trust." Romans 1:16 - 17


Kehilah Portland is a Messianic Jewish Synagogue located in South Portland Maine. We offer an events calendar of dates found on the Jewish calendar that are important, significant and still relevant today.

As a congregation that recognizes these dates, when available, we will include pictures of our times together.


Upcoming Events - Calendar Year 2017 (5777 / 5778)

Event Date Jewish Calendar Date
Purim (Congregational Purim Celebration - March 11th) March 12th Adar 14
Shushan Purim March 13th Adar 15
Passover April 10th (first evening) Nisan 14
Unleavened Bread April 11th - April 18th Nisan 15 - 22
First Fruits April 16th Nisan 20
Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) April 23rd Nisan 27
Israel Memorial Day May 1st Iyyar 5
Israel Independence Day May 2nd Iyyar 6
Shavuot (Pentecost) first day (beginning at evening) June 4th Sivan 10
Tisha B'Av (sunset to nightfall) August 1st Av 9
Yom T'ruah - Rosh Hashanah (beginning at evening) September 21st Tishrei 1
Yom Kippur September 30th Tishrei 10
Sukkot (Tabernacles) October 4th- October 11th  Tishrei 15 - 22
Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah October 12th / 13th Tishrei 22 / 23
Hanukkah (Festival of Lights / Feast of Dedication) December 12th - December 20th Kislev 25 - Tevet 2
Note: The dates that are listed above are actual dates. Congregational dates may differ due to when we are able to hold services.

*Shavuot is a feast, whose date is calculated by counting 7 Sabbaths (49 Days). In Rabbinic Judaism the date used to start the counting is the day after Passover. From a biblical perspective, we are instructed to begin counting after the Feast of First Fruits. This day would fall on the "Sunday" of the week during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The date that isn't in brackets is the calculated date from counting on First Fruits during the week of Unleavened Bread. The date in brackets is the Rabbinic calendar date, determined by the start date for the counting of the Omer being the day after Passover.

Note - The Jewish Calendar is Lunar and therefore the day begins at sundown. Many of these holidays are celebrated the evening before (on the standard calendar), which is the day of on the Jewish calendar.

Note - The feast of First Fruits is celebrated on the first day of the week after the Sabbath, during Passover and Unleavened Bread.  Our Messiah was resurrected after three days.  Therefore, each year, the number of days between Passover and First Fruits will vary.  For more information on the timeline that our Messiah followed, please read our article on the Passover (Found on the JHR web site)

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