Where can I find the dates of the Jewish holidays for next year?

Answered by
Rabbi Julie Zupan

If you are planning a simchah (joyous occasion) or significant event and want to find the corresponding date on the Jewish calendar, check out our Jewish Holiday Calendar. To learn more about any individual holiday’s significance and customs, simply click on its name.

As Shabbat and all Jewish holidays begin at sunset (here’s why), dates specified on the Jewish calendar begin on the eve of the holiday, and they conclude on the evening of the last day.  Note that in some denominations outside of the Reform  Jewish Movement, the festivals of Sukkot, Pesach (Passover), and Shavuot are observed for an additional day, a tradition that goes back to before the calendar was fixed.

Download a multi-year schedule on our Jewish Holidays page, and check out our basic primer on how the Jewish calendar is organized, along with some of its history. To learn even more, enjoy this episode of our podcast On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah, which explores Jewish calendar.