Holidays

Holidays and festivals, regardless of whether you celebrate every one of them or just a few, help join ritual to belief and give us an umbrella under which to share our joy in living Jewishly.

We start at home with almost all of our holiday observance but celebrating with our community fills an important role, too. At Ohev Sholom, no matter your level of observance, we are your community, here to support, guide and participate in the Jewish cycle of holidays with you and your family.

Download the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism calendar in PDF format: Calendar of Holidays 2016-2020

5776 | 2015-2016

Erev Rosh Hashanah  September 13, 2015

Rosh Hashanah September 14-15, 2015

Kol Nidre September 22, 2015

Yom Kippur September 23, 2015

Erev Sukkot September 27, 2015

Sukkot  September 28-29, 2015

Sukkot Chol HaMoed  Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, 2015

Shmini Atzeret October 5, 2015

Erev Simchat Torah  October 5, 2015

Simchat Torah October 6, 2015

Chanukah (First Candle December 16, 2015

Chanukah (First Day)  December 17, 2015

Tu B’Shvat  January 25, 2016

Erev Purim (Megillah Reading) March 23, 2016

Purim  March 24, 2016

Erev Passover (Seder I) April 22, 2016

Passover April 23-24, 2016

Passover Chol HaMoed April 25-28, 2016

Passover April 29-30, 2016

Community Yom HaShoah May 4, 2016

Yom HaShoah May 5, 2016

Yom HaZikaron  May 11, 2016

Yom Ha’atzmaut  May 12, 2016

Lag B’Omer  May 26, 2016

Erev Shavuot  June 11, 2016

Shavuot  June 12-13, 2016

Tisha B’Av August 13, 2016

5777 | 2016–2017

2016

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Mon., Oct. 3

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Tue., Oct. 4

Fast of Gedaliah Wed., Oct. 5

Yom Kippur Wed., Oct. 12

Sukkot Day 1 Mon., Oct. 17

Sukkot Day 2 Tue.,Oct. 18

Hosha’na Rabbah Sun., Oct. 23

Shemini Atseret Mon., Oct. 24

Simḥat Torah Tue., Oct. 25

Ḥanukkah Sun., Dec. 25–Sun., Jan. 1

2017

Fast of 10th of Tevet Sun., Jan. 8

Tu Bishvat Sat., Feb. 11

Fast of Esther Thu., Mar. 9

Purim Sun., Mar. 12

Pesaḥ Day 1 Tue., Apr. 11

Pesaḥ Day 2 Wed., Apr. 12

Pesaḥ Day 7 Mon., Apr. 17

Pesaḥ Day 8 Tue., Apr. 18

Yom Hasho’ah Mon., Apr. 24

Yom Hazikkaron Mon., May 1

Yom Ha’atsma’ut Tue., May 2

Lag Ba’omer Sun., May 14

Yom Yerushalayim Wed., May 24

Shavu’ot Day 1 Wed., May 31

Shavu’ot Day 2 Thu., June 1

Fast of 17th of Tammuz Tue., July 11

Fast of Tish’ah Be’av Tue., Aug. 1

5778 | 2017-2018

2017
Rosh Hashanah  – Day 1 – Thu., Sept. 21

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Fri., Sept. 22

Fast of Gedaliah Sun., Sept. 24

Yom Kippur Sat., Sept. 30

Sukkot Day 1 Thu., Oct. 5

Sukkot Day 2 Fri., Oct. 6

Hosha’na Rabbah Wed., Oct. 11

Shemini Atseret Thu., Oct. 12

Simḥat Torah Fri., Oct. 13

Ḥanukkah Wed., Dec. 13–Wed., Dec. 20

Fast of 10th of Tevet Thu., Dec. 28

2018

Tu Bishvat Wed., Jan. 31

Fast of Esther Wed., Feb. 28

Purim Thu., Mar. 1

Pesaḥ Day 1 Sat., Mar. 31

Pesaḥ Day 2 Sun., Apr. 1

Pesaḥ Day 7 Fri., Apr. 6

Pesaḥ Day 8 Sat., Apr. 7

Yom Hasho’ah Thu., Apr. 12

Yom Hazikkaron Wed., Apr. 18

Yom Ha’atsma’ut Thu., Apr. 19

Lag Ba’omer Thu., May 3

Yom Yerushalayim Sun., May 13

Shavu’ot Day 1 Sun., May 20

Shavu’ot Day 2 Mon., May 21

Fast of 17th of Tammuz Sun., July 1

Fast of Tish’ah Be’av Sun., July 22