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

Yom HaShoah5/6/2024
Yom HaZikaron5/13/2024
Yom HaAtzma’ut5/13/2024
Lag BaOmer5/26/2024
Yom Yerushalayim6/5/2024
Tisha B’Av8/13/2024
Tu B’Av8/19/2024
Rosh Hashanah10/3/2024
Yom Kippur10/12/2024
Shemini Atzeret10/24/2024
Simchat Torah10/25/2024
Tu B’Shevat2/13/2025
Resurrection Day/Easter4/20/2025