Jewish Holiday Calendar

This calendar has been prepared and designed primarily to assist superintendents, schools boards, school administrators and teachers in planning and scheduling events and activities such as examinations, assemblies, field trips, sporting events, graduations and other school related programs. Businesses, organizations, government agencies, legislative bodies, courts and the media may also find this calendar helpful in their planning. We hope you will share this calendar among your colleagues, departments and other organizations. Read an explanation of the major Jewish holidays.

All Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the preceding evening and conclude on the night of the dates noted. (*) We have indicated with an asterisk those Jewish holidays that are most commonly observed by synagogue attendance and/or family gatherings. During these observances and many others, as well as on the Sabbath—sundown on Friday evening through sundown on Saturday evening—work is traditionally prohibited. As a result, Jewish individuals may be absent from both school and work. For these holidays, we have also included a separate line for the prior evenings’ observances, as they are generally times of worship and family gatherings.

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FIVE YEAR CALENDAR OF MAJOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS

Secular/School Year

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Jewish Year

5773

5774

5775

5776

5777

EVE OF ROSH HASHANAH*

Sept. 16
Sunday

 Sept. 4

Wednesday

Sept. 24
W
ednesday

Sept. 13
Sunday

Oct. 2
Sunday

ROSH HASHANAH*

Sept. 17 & 18

Mon. & Tues.

Sept. 5 & 6

Thurs. & Fri.

Sept. 25 & 26

Thurs. & Fri.

Sept. 14 & 15
Mon. & Tues.

Oct. 3 & 4
Mon. & Tues.

EVE OF YOM KIPPUR*

Sept. 25

Tuesday

Sept. 13

Friday

Oct. 3

Friday

Sept. 22
Tuesday

Oct. 11
Tuesday

YOM KIPPUR*

Sept. 26

Wednesday

Sept. 14

Saturday

Oct. 4

Saturday

Sept. 23
Wednesday

Oct. 12

Wednesday

SUKKOT

Oct. 1–7

Mon.–Sun.

Sept. 19–25

Thurs.–Wed.

Oct. 9-15

Thurs.–Wed.

Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Mon.-Sun.

Oct. 17-Oct. 23

Mon.-Sun.

SHEMINI ATZERET

Oct. 8
Monday

Sept. 26

Thursday

Oct. 16
Thursday

Oct. 5
Monday

Oct. 24
Monday

SIMCHAT TORAH

Oct. 9

Tuesday

Sept. 27

Friday

Oct. 17
Friday

Oct. 6
Tuesday

Oct. 25
Tuesday

HANUKKAH

Dec. 9–16

Sun.–Sun.

Nov. 28–Dec. 5

Thurs.–Thurs.

Dec. 17-24
Wed.-Wed.

Dec. 7-14
Mon.-Mon.

Dec. 25-Jan.1
Sun.-Sun.

PURIM

Feb. 24

Sunday

March 16

Sunday

March 5
Thursday

March 24
Thursday

March 12
Sunday

FIRST NIGHT OF PASSOVER*

March 25

Monday

April 14

Monday

April 3
Friday

April 22
Friday

April 10
Monday

PASSOVER (Pesach)*

March
26 & 27

Tues. & Wed

April 15 & 16

Tues. & Wed

April 4 & 5
Sat. & Sun.

April 23 & 24
Sat. & Sun.

April 11 & 12
Tues. & Wed.

CONCLUDING DAYS OF PASSOVER

April 1 & 2

Mon. & Tues.

April 21 & 22

Mon. & Tues.

April 10 & 11
Fri. & Sat.

April 29 & 30
Fri. & Sat.

April 17 & 18
Mon. & Tues.

SHAVUOT

May 15 & 16

Wed. & Thurs.

 June 4 & 5

Wed. & Thurs.

May 24 & 25
Sun. & Mon.

June 12 & 13
Sun. & Mon.

May 31 & June 1
Wed. & Thurs.