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

5777-5778 (begin at sundown)

Shabbat Weekly
Rosh Hashanah September 9, 2018
Yom Kippur

September 18, 2018


September 23, 2018

Simhat Torah October 1, 2018
Hanukkah December 2, 2018
Tu Bi’Shevat January 20, 2019
Purim March 20, 2019
Passover April 19, 2019
Yom HaShoah May 1, 2019
Yom HaZikaron May 7, 2019
Yom HaAtzma’ut May 8, 2019
Lag B’Omer May 22, 2019
Shavuot June 8, 2019
Tisha B’Av July 21, 2018