Upcoming Jewish Holidays:


15th of Av
The 15th of Av: Love and Rebirth
The Jewish Mini-Holiday of Tu B’Av
Our sages proclaimed the 15th of Av as one of the two greatest festivals of the year, yet they ordained no special observances or celebrations for it . . .
August 3, 2012
High Holidays
The High Holidays – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
The Day of Awe: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Sept. 16-18; Sept. 25-26, 2012
Sukkot & Simchat Torah
Sukkot & Simchat Torah
Unity & Joy
A spectacular celebration of Jewish unity, faith in G‑d, and the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle.

Sept. 30 - Oct 9, 2012
Light Over Darkness
Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.

Dec. 8-16, 2012
10 Tevet
10 Tevet
Jerusalem Under Siege
What happened on 10 Tevet? . . . Why do we need the Holy Temple? . . . The positive aspects of a “siege mentality” . . . The Rebbe on the Holocaust . . .
December 23, 2012
Tu B’Shevat
Tu B’Shevat
The New Year for Trees
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “New Year for Trees.”
January 26, 2013
Virtual Purim
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.
March 7–9, 2012
Festival of Liberation
Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Our Passover megasite has tools, guides, insights, stories, inspiration—and just about everything you need to celebrate Passover (but bring your own wine).

March 25-April 26, 2013
Sefirat HaOmer
Sefirat HaOmer
Counting of the Omer
Between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot, the Omer is counted each evening, signifying our preparation for the receiving of the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot. Your one-stop site for an enhanced Omer experience.

April 7–May 26, 2012
Pesach Sheni
Pesach Sheni
Pesach Sheni
Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a Second Passover!
April 24, 2013
Lag BaOmer
Lag BaOmer
The Soul of Torah
The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah?
April 28, 2013
The Giving of the Torah
Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.
May 14-16, 2013
Special Years
Special Years & Periodic Events
Information on the septennial Hakhel and Shemitah (Sabbatical) years, and the once-in-28-years Sun Blessing.
Special Dates on the Chabad Chassidic Calendar
Special Dates on the Chabad Chassidic Calendar
An overview of holidays and special dates on the Chabad Chassidiic calendar