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

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Shabbat  
Rosh Hashana September 14-15, 2015
Yom Kippur

September 23, 2015

Sukkot

September 28-29, 2015

Simhat Torah October 6, 2015
Hanukka December 7-14, 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 6-7, 2015
Shavuot May 23-24, 2015
Tisha B’Av July 25-26, 2015