There’s an old joke that the theme of most Jewish holidays is: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” There’s a measure of truth to that, although there are plenty of holidays on the Jewish calendar that don’t have to do with Jewish survival (though food does feature prominently in many of them). It would be closer to the mark to say that the Jewish holidays are about God’s involvement with us as a people —in our national survival and in other ways as well.

We invite you to join us in exploring these occasions on the Jewish calendar. Some date back to the Bible; some are only decades old. By the way, you’ll find that the dates move around on the general calendar. Passover, for instance, which begins on the Jewish date of Nisan 15 can fall in either March or April. (The Jewish calendar is lunar, the general calendar is solar, hence the movable dates).

Below you’ll find links to our various holiday pages. You can explore our holiday pages below. Chag Sameach! (Happy holiday!)

Holiday List

Holiday Date
Passover 4/20/2019
Resurrection Day/Easter 4/21/2019
Rosh Hashanah 9/30/2019
Hanukkah 12/3/2018
Chrismukkah 12/19/2018
Christmas 12/25/2018
Purim 3/21/2019
Yom Kippur 10/9/2019
Sukkot 10/14/2019
Shavuot 6/9/2019
Yom HaShoah 5/2/2019
Yom Yerushalayim 6/2/2019
Tu B’Shevat 1/21/2019
Tisha B’Av 8/10/2019
Shemini Atzeret 10/21/2019
Simchat Torah 10/22/2019
Shabbat
Lag BaOmer 5/23/2019
Tu B’Av 8/15/2019
Yom HaAtzma’ut 5/9/2019
Yom HaZikaron 5/8/2019
Valentine’s Day 2/14/2019

JEWISH HOLIDAYS 2018

Note that in the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day:

JEWISH HOLIDAYS 2019

JEWISH HOLIDAYS 2020

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