About the Holidays

About the Holidays

Passover-seder-plateJewish holidays are celebrations and expressions of Jewish identity. They provide a link with Jewish history and bind the Jewish people to each other. Holidays were created by human beings to acknowledge and understand natural events and occurrences, human desires, and human achievements. Holidays consist of layers of development. At first, holidays begin as a response to nature and the environment. Religious figures added a divine layer as a way to elevate it to the realm of the supernatural. Yet, the human themes were not obliterated. Today, it is often those themes to which Humanistic Jews return to observe the holiday.

Upcoming Jewish Holidays

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Rosh Hashana September 20, 2017
Yom Kippur

September 29, 2017

Sukkot

October 4, 2017

Simhat Torah October 12, 2017
Hanukka December 12, 2017
Tu Bi’Shevat January 30, 2018
Purim March 30, 2018
Passover March 30, 2018
Yom HaShoa April 11, 2018
Yom HaZikaron April 18, 2018
Yom HaAtzma’ut April 19, 2018
Lag B’Omer May 2, 2018
Shavuot May 19, 2018
Tisha B’Av July 22, 2018