Upcoming Jewish Holidays 2022

Yud Tes Kislev

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

19 Kislev: The "New Year" of Chassidism

This day marks the “birth” of Chassidism, when the long-hidden secrets of Judaism emerged from the womb of mysticism to illuminate and transform the totality of Jewish life.

Join us for a joyous inspiring farbrengen

Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm 

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Chanukah

Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Concert

Sunday, December 18 

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Chanukah

Begins sunset of  Sunday, December 18, 2022
Ends nightfall of  Monday, December 26, 2022

Work permitted, except Shabbat

Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.

Fast of Tevet 10

Begins sunrise of  Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Work permitted

On Asarah B'Tevet, the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tevet, in the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Asarah B'Tevet (this year, December 14, 2021) is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance.

Tu B'Shevat

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15 Shevat

 

Monday, February 6, 2023

Work permitted

The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.

Purim

Begins sunset of  Monday, March 6, 2023
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Work should be avoided.
Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible.

 

Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.

Passover

 

Passover

Begins sunset of  Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Ends nightfall of  Thursday, April 13, 2023

No work permitted on April 6 - 7 and April 12 - 13. Work is permitted only on April 9 - 11 with certain restrictions.

Yizkor is recited on Passover, Thursday, April 13

Dates listed are for outside Israel.

 

Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. 

Pesach Sheini

 

Second Passover Site

Second Passover

Friday, May 5, 2023

Work permitted

Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a second Passover experience!

 

 

 

Visit LagBaOmer.org

Lag B'Omer

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Work permitted

Lag BaOmer is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. It also commemorates the end of a plague that raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased.

 

 

Visit VirtualShavuot.org

Shavuot

Begins sunset of  Thursday, May 25, 2023
Ends nightfall of  Saturday, May 27, 2023

No work is permitted.

Yizkor is recited on Shavuot, Saturday, May 27

Dates listed are for outside Israel.

Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.