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


Rosh Hashana September 13-14, 2015
Yom Kippur

September 22-23, 2015


September 28-October 4, 2015

Simhat Torah October 6, 2015
Hanukka December 6-14, 2015
Tu Bi’Shevat January 25, 2016
Purim March 24, 2016
Passover April 23-24, 2016
Yom HaShoa May 5, 2016
Yom HaZikaron May 11, 2016
Yom HaAtzma’ut May 12, 2016
Lag B’Omer May 26, 2016
Shavuot June 12, 2016
Tisha B’Av August 14, 2016