Holidays 2016-2017 - For High Holidays, please see sidebar for detailed schedule
October 2-4, 2016 Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year
October 5, 2016 Tzom Gedaliah, Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
October 12, 2016 Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
October 17-23, 2016 Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles
October 24, 2016 Shmini Atzeret, Eighth Day of Assembly
October 25, 2016 Simchat Torah, Day of Celebrating the Torah
December 25, 2016-Jan 1, 2017 Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
March 12, 2017 Purim
April 11-18, 2017 Pesach, Passover – the Feast of Unleavened Bread
May 31-June 1, 2017 Shavuot, Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
August 1, 2017 Tish'a B'Av, The Ninth of Av, commemorates the destruction of the two Temples