2017 Calendar

FEBRUARY

Tu B'Svat: February 10 - 11
Marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees"

MARCH

Purim: March 12
Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

APRIL

Pesach: April 11 - 18
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Yom Hashoah: April 24
Holocaust Memorial Day

MAY

Yom Yerushalaim: May 23 - 24
Commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967

Shavuot: May 31 - June 1
Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sina

AUGUST

Tish'a B'Av: August 1
The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

SEPTEMBER

Rosh Hashana: September 21 - 22
The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur: September 30
Day of Atonement Year

OCTOBER

Sukkot: October 5 - 11
Feast of Tabernacles

Shmini Atzeret: October 12
Eighth Day of Assemblys

Simchat Torah: October 13
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 13 - 20
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