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 3/31/2018
Resurrection Day/Easter 4/1/2018
Rosh Hashanah 9/10/2018
Hanukkah 12/2/2018
Chrismukkah 12/19/2018
Christmas 12/25/2018
Purim 3/1/2018
Yom Kippur 9/19/2018
Sukkot 9/24/2018
Shavuot 5/20/2018
Yom HaShoah 4/12/2018
Yom Yerushalayim 5/13/2018
Tu B’Shevat 1/31/2018
Tisha B’Av 7/22/2018
Shemini Atzeret 10/1/2018
Simchat Torah 10/2/2018
Lag BaOmer 5/3/2018
Tu B’Av 7/27/2018
Yom HaAtzma’ut 4/19/2018
Yom HaZikaron 4/18/2018
Valentine’s Day 2/14/2018
Minor Fasts



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



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