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Ayyam-i-ha (Bahá’í)

This celebration and period of fasting celebrate giving back to the community and giving gifts to loved ones, which honors the Divine Essence of God. This celebration markets the start […]

“A Tree of Life” Film Screening and Discussion

Donald P. Corbett Business Building, Room 100 28 Beddington Road, Orono

Judaic Studies is honored to host a free screening of the documentary film "A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting" with a live panel discussion with survivors of that […]

Free

Hanukkah

Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem at time of Maccabean Revolt.

Simchat Torah

Celebrates the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle (work is prohibited).

Sukkot

The Feast of the Tabernacles or Booths and Harvest festival (work is prohibited for the first two days).

Yom Kippur

Day of Atonement (Fasting and work prohibited).

Rosh Hashanah

Beginning of the Jewish Year and High Holy Days. * Work is restricted.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. * Work restricted.

Tisha B’Av

Day of mourning to commemorate many tragedies that have befallen Jewish people, many occurring on the ninth of Av (fasting and work restrictions). * Work restricted.    

Erev Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. * Work restricted.

Shavuot

Festival commemorating giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. * Work restrictions.

Erev Shavuot

Shavout eve. Shavout begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. * Work restrictions.

Lag B’Omer

Begins at sundown on the previous Gregorian calendar day.

Yom HaZikaron

Begins at sundown on the previous Gregorian calendar day.

Yom Ha’Shoah

Holocaust Memorial Day Begins at sundown on the previous Gregorian calendar day.

Pesach/Passover

Commemorates liberation of Israelites by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under leadership of Moses. * Work is prohibited on first and last two days.

Erev Pesach/Passover Eve

Passover begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. * Work restricted for first and last two days.    

Defiant Requiem: Lecture and Performance

Minsky Recital Hall 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono

On March 29-30, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center and the School of Performing Arts welcome renowned conductor Murry Sidlin for a film screening and lecture as part of the 2022-23 MHC […]

Free

Defiant Requiem: Film Screening

Minsky Recital Hall 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm On March 29-30, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center and the School of Performing Arts welcome renowned conductor Murry Sidlin for a film screening and lecture […]

Free

Tu B’shvat

A Jewish New Year of the Trees and the beginning of the agricultural cycle. Begins at sundown on the previous Gregorian calendar day.

Hanukkah

Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. Begins at sundown on the Gregorian calendar day, December 18, […]

Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale

Minsky Recital Hall 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono

Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale by actress and playwright, Vicki Summers is a one-woman play that chronicles the remarkable life journey of Vicki’s beloved grandmother from the pogroms of Russia (modern day […]

Free

Simchat Torah

Celebrates the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle. * Work restricted.    

Sukkot

The Feast of the Tabernacles/Booths and Harvest festival. * Work is prohibited on the first two days.

Erev Sukkot

Sukkot eve. Sukkot begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. * Work restricted.

Yom Kippur

Day of Atonement (Fasting). *Work prohibited.

Erev Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur eve. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. *Work prohibited.

Rosh Hashanah

Beginning of the Jewish Year and High Holy Days. *Work is prohibited.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Eve. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on this Gregorian calendar day. *Work is restricted.

David Barnouw: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Who Owns her Legacy?

McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House, University of Maine 160 College Ave, Orono

Join us for a presentation on Anne Frank, betrayal, and the legacy of both by David Barnouw. Barnouw is an independent scholar and emeritus researcher at the Dutch Institute for […]

Free
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