Major Jewish Holidays


Rosh Hashana is the start of the new Jewish year.  

Begins sunset Sunday, September 25, 2022

Ends nightfall on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

YOM KIPPUR                         

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 4, 2022

Ends nightfall of Wednesday, October 5, 2022


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 9, 2022

Ends nightfall of Sunday, October 16, 2022 followed immediately by Shemini Atzeret


SIMCHAT TORAH                 

Simchat Torah marks the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the start of a new cycle.                                                

Begins Monday, October 17, 2022

Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 18, 2022


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 Sunday, December 18, 2022

Ends nightfall of Monday, December 26, 2022


Tu B’Shevat marks the Birthday of the Trees.

Begins sunset of Sunday, February 5, 2023

Ends nightfall of Monday, February 6, 2023


Purim celebrates the rescue of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Ester of Persia.

Begins sunset of Monday, March 6, 2022

Ends nightfall of Tuesday, March 7, 2022


The holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.

Begins sunset of Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Ends nightfall of Thursday, April 13, 2023

YOM HA’SHOAH                   

Yom Ha’Shoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Begins sunset Monday, April 17, 2023

Ends nightfall of Tuesday, April 18, 2023

YOM HA’ZIKARON                

Yom Ha’Zikaron is Israeli Memorial Day.

Begins sunset Monday, April 24, 2023

Ends nightfall of Tuesday April 25, 2023



Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebrates Israeli Independence Day.

Begins sunset Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Ends nightfall of Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Lag B’Omer is the birthday of Jewish mysticism.

Begins sunset of Monday, May 8, 2023

Ends nightfall of Tuesday, May 9, 2023


Shavuot commemorates the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai.

Begins sunset of Thursday, May 25, 2023

Ends nightfall of Saturday, May 27, 2023

TISHA B’AV                           

Tisha B’Av is a fast day commemorating the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem.

Begins sunset of Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Ends nightfall of Thursday, July 27, 2023