Jewish holidays calendar

Jewish Holidays


Mom, What’s a shofar?

Dad, Why do we eat matzah on Passover?

When is Hanukkah this year?

Don’t worry. Kveller has cheat sheets to the Jewish holidays so you’ll be able to answer all of your kid’s questions in no time.

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur


Simchat Torah


Tu Bishvat



Israel Independence Day


Jewish Holidays 2015-2016

Jewish Year 5776 

Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 14-15

Yom Kippur: Sept. 23

Sukkot: Sept. 28-29

Simchat Torah: Oct. 6

Hanukkah: Dec. 7-14

Tu Bishvat: Jan. 25

Purim: Feb. 23

Passover: Apr. 23-30

Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day): May 12

Shavuot: June 12-13

*Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the listed dates. 


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