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Jewish Holidays & Observances
5774 (2013/2014)

All Jewish holidays begin at sunset prior to the date listed.

Rosh HaShanah - Sep 5-6, 2013
Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish near year. It is both a day of judgment for mankind, as well as an exhilarating time of closeness and reconciliation with God.

Yom Kippur - Sep 14, 2013
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day of fasting and repentance, affording man the opportunity to cleanse himself of his sins and renew his relationship with God.

Sukkot - Sep 19-25, 2013
The Festival of Booths - with Lulav and Etrog in hand, we camp out under the stars seven days and remember that God is our ultimate protection.

Chanukah - Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2013
Chanukah, The Holiday of Lights -- celebrating the miracle of a little oil that lasted eight days, and continues to illuminate our lives to this day.

Tu B'Shvat - Jan 16, 2014
New Year for the Trees – how to celebrate our connection to the environment and appreciate the fruits of the Land of Israel.

Purim - March 16 - 17, 2014
Purim: The Holiday of Joy -- dress up, drink and be merry while remembering how the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Esther.

Passover - April 15 - 22, 2014
Attain the keys to personal liberation and fulfillment! Hundreds of insights on the Haggadah, family activities and games, gourmet cooking site, essays by leading Jewish educators, greeting cards and more.

Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 28, 2014
Holocaust Remembrance Day -- Israel honors the memory of the Six Million by learning about their heroism in the face of inhumanity and exploring the roots of anti-Semitism.

Israel Memorial Day - May 5, 2014
Israel Memorial Day -- giving one's life in defense of the Jewish people is a mitzvah of the highest order.

Israel Independence Day - May - 6, 2014
Israel Independence Day -- the historic return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel is a modern miracle.

Lag B'Omer - May 18, 2014
Lag B’Omer literally means the 33rd day of the Omer. The holiday has come to symbolize the resilience of the Jewish spirit.

Yom Jerusalem Day - May 28, 2014
On the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, we remember the special significance of the Holy City, and why it is the capital of the Jewish nation.

Shavuot - June 4 - 5, 2014
Iyar Independence The Day the Torah was given -- celebrating the monumental encounter between God and the Israelites at Mount Sinai, an event which changed mankind forever.

Tisha B'Av - Aug 5, 2014
A Major Fast Day -- remembering the day when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, not once but twice.