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!)