Recurring

Tu BiShvat / טו בשבט

Tu BiShvat or Tu B’Shevat or Tu B’Shvat occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “The New Year of the Trees” or […]

Recurring

Purim / פורים

Purim (“lots”, from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru) commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot […]

Recurring

Passover / פסח

Passover (Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan […]

Recurring

Yom HaShoah יום השואה

Holocaust Remembrance Day “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is […]

Recurring

Yom Haatzmaut / יום העצמאות

Immediately after Yom Hazikaron ends, Yom Haatzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) begins. It takes place on the date in the Hebrew calendar that Israel declared independence, the 5th of Iyar. This year, […]

Recurring

Lag Baomer / ל”ג בעומר

Lag BaOmer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, which is the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. The word “Lag” represents the number 33 in Hebrew, and the name […]

Recurring

Shavuot / שבועות

Shavuot is the second of three pilgrimage festivals in Judaism (along with Passover and Sukkot). Known as the Shalosh Regalim in Hebrew, these festivals each have agricultural and historical significance and were days […]

Recurring

Tisha B’Av / תשעה באב

Always observed on the ninth day of the month of Av, hence Tisha (ninth) b’Av (in the month of Av) on the Jewish calendar, Tisha b’Av is a full day […]

Recurring

Rosh Hashana / ראש השנה

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is […]

Recurring

Yom Kippur / יום כפור

Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy […]

Recurring

Sukkot / סוכות

Sukkot (sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It […]