Upcoming Jewish Holidays 2022

The Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av

The Three Weeks

Saturday, July 16, 2022  through  Sunday, August 7, 2022

Work permitted, except Shabbat

The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).

Tu B'Av

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The 15th of Av

Friday, August 12, 2022

Work permitted

Our sages proclaimed the 15th of Av as one of the two greatest festivals of the year, yet they ordained no special observances or celebrations for it . . .

Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah

Begins sunset of  Sunday, September 25, 2022
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, September 27, 2022

No work is permitted.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d as king.

Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur

Begins sunset of  Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Ends nightfall of  Wednesday, October 5, 2022

No work is permitted.

Yizkor is recited on Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 5

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30).

Sukkot

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Sukkot

Begins sunset of  Sunday, October 9, 2022
Ends nightfall of  Sunday, October 16, 2022

No work permitted on October 10 - 11. Work is permitted on October 12 - 14 and October 16 with certain restrictions..

Dates listed are for outside Israel.

The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating G‑d's sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in G‑d’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

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Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

Begins sunset of  Sunday, October 16, 2022
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, October 18, 2022

No work is permitted.

Yizkor is recited on Shemini Atzeret, Monday, October 17

Dates listed are for outside Israel.

Following the seven joyous days of Sukkot, comes the happy holiday known as Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.

Chanukah

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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.