Jewish Holiday Calendar

 

2018  

 

 

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Saturday
September 8
       

Rosh Hashanah, 1st day

  September 9

 

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah, 2nd day

September 10

       

Kol Nidre

September 18

       

Yom Kippur

September 19

 

 

 

 

Erev Sukkot 

September 23  

 

 

 

Sukkot, 1st day

September 24

       

Sukkot, 2nd day

September 25

 

 

 

  

Shmini Atzeret

October 1

 

 

 

 

Simchat Torah

October 2

  

 

 

 

Chanukah

December 2-10

       

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Purim

 March 21   

 

 

 

Passover (first two days)

 April 19 & 20  

 

 

 

Passover (last two days)

April 26 & 27  

 

 

 

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

 May 1  

 

 

 

Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Memorial Day

May 7

 

 

 

 

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israeli Independence Day

May 8

 

 

 

 

Lag B'Omer

May 22 

 

 

 

 

Shavuot

June 8  

 

 

 

Tisha B'Av

Aug 10

 

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Beginning of Jewish year. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Most solemn of Jewish holy days devoted to prayer, fasting, and repentance. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Jewish festival of thanksgiving, harvest, and remembrance of the Jews wandering in the desert after their exodus from Egypt. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Sukkot)
Concludes the festival season.

Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Law)
Reading of the Law (Torah) is completed and begun anew in the synagogue. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Chanukah (Festival of Lights)
Eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating rededication of the second Temple by the Maccabees and their victory over the Syrians in 165 BCE. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Purim
Celebrates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from a plot to exterminate them. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Pesach (Passover)
Jewish festival marking the deliverance of Jews from slavery in Egypt. Begins at sunset of preceding evening. First two days and last two days of holiday are holy days.

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Honors the memory of six million Jewish martyrs and heroes who perished in the Nazi Holocaust.

Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
Jewish holiday marking the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)
Jewish festival commemorating giving of the Torah (Law) on Mount Sinai. Begins at sunset of preceding evening.

Tisha B'Av
Commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av.

 

 

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