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Holidays

JEWISH YEAR
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SECULAR CALENDAR YEAR August 2021-September 2022

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

August 28, 2021

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

September 7, 2021

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

September 16, 2021

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 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai.) 

September 21, 2021

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.)

September 28, 2021

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.) 

November 29-December 6, 2021

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

January 17, 2022

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

March 17, 2022

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

April 16, 2022

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 28, 2022

YOM HAATZMAUT (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.)

May 5, 2022

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

June 5, 2022
Mon, October 18 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782