Rosh Hashana is the start of the new Jewish year.
Begins sunset Sunday, October 2, 2016
Ends nightfall on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Yom Kippur is our Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It is traditional to fast on this Holy Day.
Begins sunset of Tuesday, October 11 2016
Ends nightfall of Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Sukkot is a holiday to remember our forty year journey through the desert after our exodus from Egypt. It is a traditional to eat in a Sukkah (a temporary outdoor structure) for the duration of the holiday.
Begins sunset of Sunday, October 16, 2016
Ends nightfall of Sunday, October 23, 2016
Simchat Torah marks the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the start of a new cycle.
Begins Monday, October 24, 2016
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Often called the Festival of Lights, Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors (the Maccabees) defeated the occupying Greek armies.
Begins sunset of Saturday, December 24, 2016
Ends nightfall of Sunday, January 1, 2017
Tu B’Shevat marks the Birthday of the Trees.
Begins sunset of Friday, February 10, 2017
Ends nightfall of Saturday, February 11, 2017
Purim celebrates the rescue of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Ester of Persia.
Begins sunset of Saturday, March 11, 2017
Ends nightfall of Sunday, March 12, 2017
The holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
Begins sunset of Monday, April 10, 2017
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Yom Ha’Shoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Begins sunset Sunday, April 23, 2017
Ends nightfall of Sunday, April 24, 2017
Yom Ha’Zikaron is Israeli Memorial Day.
Begins sunset Sunday, April 30, 2017
Ends nightfall of Monday May 1, 2017
Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebrates Israeli Independence Day.
Begins sunset Monday, May 1, 2017
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Lag B’Omer is the birthday of Jewish mysticism.
Begins sunset of Saturday, May 14, 2017
Ends nightfall of Sunday, May 15, 2017
Shavuot commemorates the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai.
Begins sunset of Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Ends nightfall of Thursday, June 1, 2017
Tisha B’Av is a fast day commemorating the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem.
Begins sunset of Monday, July 31, 2017
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, August 1, 2017