About the Holidays

About the Holidays


passover3Jewish 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


Rosh Hashana September 24-25, 2014
Yom Kippur

October 3-4, 2014


October 8-15, 2014

Simhat Torah October 17, 2014
Hanukka December 16-24, 2014
Tu Bi’Shevat February 3-4, 2015
Purim March 4-5, 2015
Passover April 3-11, 2015
Yom HaShoa April 15-16, 2015
Yom HaZikaron April 21-22, 2015
Yom HaAtzma’ut April 22-23, 2015
Lag B’Omer May 6-7, 2015
Shavuot May 23-24, 2015
Tisha B’Av July 25-26, 2015