2018 Calendar

JANUARY

Tu B'Svat: January 31
Marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees"

MARCH

Purim: March 1
Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

Pesach: March 31 - April 7
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

APRIL

Yom Hashoah: April 12
Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom Hazikaron: April 18
National day of public mourning, memorializes those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel

Yom Ha'atzmaut: April 19
Marks the establishment fo the modern state of Israel in 1948

MAY

Lag B'omer: May 3
Celebrates 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, the 49 days that bridge between Passover and Shavuot

Yom Yerushalaim: May 13
Commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967

Shavuot: May 20 - 21
Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sina

JULY

Tish'a B'Av: July 21 - 22
The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

SEPTEMBER

Rosh Hashana: September 10 - 11
The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur: September 19
Day of Atonement Year

Sukkot: September 24 - 30
Feast of Tabernacles

Shmini Atzeret: September 30 - October 2
Eighth Day of Assemblys

OCTOBER

Simchat Torah: October 1
Day of Celebrating the Torah

NOVEMBER

Yitzhak Rabin: November 4
Commemorates the day Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated

Kaf-tet: November 29
United Nations voted for the partition plan for Palestine

DECEMBER

Chanukah: December 3 - 10
The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

Hanukah distinguishes values such as courage, martyrdom, and preserving one's personal and national identity, to the point of willingness to sacrifice one's self. The source of the name for the days, 'hanukah', comes from the word describing the dedication of the Temple, which took place after it was occupied and purified by the Maccabis.

Download the complete Hanukkah information sheet

Hanukkah information in Hebrew