High Holidays at Chabad of Stamford

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Holidays At Chabad Stamford

Other Special Days


The Month of Elul

Elul is the 12th and final month in the Jewish calendar. It is a month that connects the past year with the coming year—a time when we reflect on where we stand and where we should be going. It is taught that in this month, the “King is in the Field,” and G‑d is readily accessible, willing to hear our requests and listen to our fervent prayers for the coming new year. Every day of Elul we blow the shofar and recite special Psalms in anticipation of the High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 

Schedule of Selichot at Chabad of Satmford

Selichot services are started after Shabbat after midnight of Sunday morning before Rosh Hashana and are continued every morning before morning services untill Rosh Hashana.

This year (2021) Selichos will begin Aug 29 at 12:30 AM.

Read more about selichos


Sefirat HaOmer

Every evening from the second night of Passover to the day before Shavuot, we count another day, marking the 49 days (seven weeks) between these two holidays.

It is known as Sefirat HaOmer (“Counting of the Omer”) since it begins on the day when an omer measure of barley was offered in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

On a spiritual level, the counting mirrors the journey of our ancestors in the desert who spent these 49 days between the Exodus (on Passover) and the Giving of the Torah (on Shavuot) in spiritual preparation and anticipation… 


Second Passover

Pesach Sheni 2021 is observed on April 26 (14 Iyar).

Pesach Sheni means "Second Passover [Sacrifice]." It marks the day when someone who was unable to participate in the Passover offering in the proper time would observe the mitzvah exactly one month later.

It is customary to mark this day by eating matzah—shmurah matzah, if possible—and by omitting Tachanun from the prayer services

To learn more about the 'Second Passover' click here.



The Three Weeks

The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. With an eye to the future, we also learn about the Third Temple, which is yet to be built.

The period begins on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, a fast day that marks the day when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in 69 CE.

It reaches its climax and concludes with the fast of the 9th of Av, the date when both Holy Temples were set aflame. This is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, and it is also the date that many other tragedies befell our people . . . 


17th of  Tammuz Schedule 

The 17th of Tammuz 2021 is observed Jun 26 at sundown through Jun 27 at nightfall.

In Stamford, CT the fast bugins on JUL 17th at 8:31pm and ends on JUL 18th 9:05pm.


Tisha B'Av schedule

Tisha B'Av 2021 is observed Jul 17 at sundown through Jul 18 at nightfall.

In Stamford, CT the fast bugins on JUL 17th at 8:24pm and ends on JUL 18th 8:56pm.

Importnat links: 

Stay Tuned for service details.


The 15th of Av

Love and Rebirth


Fast days


Tzom Gedalya


Yom Kippur

Click here 


Asarah B'Tevet (Tevet 10)

On Asarah B'Tevet, the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tevet, in the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Thirty months later—on 9 Tammuz 3338—the city walls were breached, and on 9 Av of that year the Holy Temple was destroyed. The Jewish people were exiled to Babylonia for 70 years.

Asarah B'Tevet (this year, December 25, 2020) is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance. We refrain from food and drink from daybreak to nightfall, and add selichot and other special supplements to our prayers. The fast ends at nightfall or as soon as you see three medium sized stars in the sky (breaking the fast after Kiddush, when the fast is on Friday).

Read more about Asarah B'Tevet


Taanit Ester


17th of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av

See above


Chassidic Holidays

The chassidic calendar includes special days in the life and times of the 7 generations of Chabad Rebbe's. Each of these days offer a wealh of insperation and information.

On some of these days Chabad of Stamfords holds a chassidic gathering otherwise known as a farbrengen, click here for the schedule.

Click here for more info on many of the biggest chassidic holidays.

Click here for special days in the life and time of the Rebbe

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