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Holidays

JEWISH YEAR
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SECULAR CALENDAR YEAR September 2022-September 2023

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

September 17, 2022

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

September 26, 2022

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

October 5, 2022

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.) 

October 9, 2022

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 16, 2022

HANUKKAH (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 18-December 26, 2022

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

February 5, 2023

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 6, 2023

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

April 5, 2023

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 17, 2023

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.)

April 25, 2023

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

May 25, 2023
Sun, October 2 2022 7 Tishrei 5783