Holidays

JEWISH YEAR 5778 (starting September 2017)
5778
SECULAR CALENDAR YEAR September 2017 to September 2018

SELICHOT (Selichot , a Hebrew word meaning "forgiveness," refers to the special penitential prayers recited by Jews throughout the High Holy Days.) 

September 16, 2017

ROSH HASHANAH (Literally, "Head of the Year" refers to the celebration of the Jewish New Year.)

September 21, 2017

YOM KIPPUR ( Day of Atonement and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance.)

September 30, 2017

SUKKOT (A Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai.) 

October 5, 2017

SIMCHAT TORAH (Hebrew for "rejoicing in the Law", celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. Simchat Torah is a joyous festival, in which we affirm our view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending, lifelong study.)

October 13, 2017

CHANUKAH (Dedication in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem.) 

December 13 - 20, 2017

TU B'SHEVAT ("New Year of the Trees" is Jewish Arbor Day.)

January 31, 2018

PURIM (A celebration by the reading of the Scroll of Esther is known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim.)

March 1. 2018

PESACH (Known as Passover in English, this is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.) 

March 30 - April 7, 2018
YOM HASHOAH (also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day) occurs on the 27th of Nissan. Shoah, which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. April 12, 2018

YOM HAATZMAUT (Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day) marks the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. It is observed on the 5th of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar.

April 19, 2018

SHAVUOT (A Hebrew word meaning "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.) 

May 20-21, 2018

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