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 2024 (5784 / 5785)
*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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