Jewish Holidays

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!)

Note: Each holiday starts at sundown on the previous day except for Christmas and Resurrection Day.

Holiday List

Holiday Date
Shabbat Weekly
Hanukkah 12/19/2022
Christmas 12/25/2022
Tu B’Shevat 2/6/2023
Purim 3/7/2023
Passover 4/6/2023
Resurrection Day/Easter 4/9/2023
Yom HaShoah 4/18/2023
Yom HaZikaron 4/25/2023
Yom HaAtzma’ut 4/26/2023
Lag BaOmer 5/9/2023
Yom Yerushalayim 5/19/2023
Shavuot 5/26/2023
Tisha B’Av 7/27/2023
Tu B’Av 8/2/2023
Rosh Hashanah 9/16/2023
Yom Kippur 9/25/2023
Sukkot 9/30/2023
Shemini Atzeret 10/7/2023
Simchat Torah 10/8/2023