Jewish Holidays 2022 – 2023

Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified.

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal “work” is forbidden.


Major Holidays

Rosh HashanaSep 25-27, 2022 Sun-TueThe Jewish New Year
Yom KippurOct 4-5, 2022 Tue-WedDay of Atonement
SukkotOct 9-11, 2022 Sun-Tue
Oct 12-16, 2022 Wed-Sun
Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini AtzeretOct 17-18, 2022 Sun-MonEighth Day of Assembly
Simchat TorahOct 17-18, 2022 Mon-TueDay of Celebrating the Torah
ChanukahDec 18-26, 2022 Sun-MonThe Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights
PurimMar 6-7, 2023 Mon-TuePurim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar
PesachApr 5-7, 2023 Wed-Fri
Apr 8-11, 2023 Shabbat-Tue
Apr 11-13, 2023 Tue-Thu
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
ShavuotMay 25-27, 2023 Thu-ShabbatFestival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Tish'a B'AvJul 26-27, 2021 Wed-ThuThe Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples


Minor Holidays

Tu BiShvatFeb 5-6, 2023 Sun-MonNew Year for Trees
Shushan PurimMar 7-8, 2023 Tue-WedPurim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach SheniMay 4-5, 2023 Thu-FriSecond Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmerMay 8-9, 2023 Mon-Tue33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'AvAug 1-2, 2023 Tue-WedMinor Jewish holiday of love, observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Hashana LaBehemotAug 17-18, 2022 Thu-FriNew Year for Tithing Animals
Leil SelichotSep 9, 2023 ShabbatPrayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays


Minor Fasts

Tzom GedaliahSep 28, 2022 WedFast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah
Asara B'TevetJan 3, 2023 TueFast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit EstherMar 6, 2023 MonFast of Esther
Ta'anit BechorotApr 5, 2023 WedFast of the First Born
Tzom TammuzJul 6, 2023 ThuFast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'AvJul 26-27, 2023 Wed-ThuThe Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples


Modern Holidays

Yom HaAliyah School ObservanceNov 1, 2022 TueAliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
SigdNov 22-23, 2022 Tue-WedEthiopiana Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur
Yom HaAliyahMar 31-1 April, 2023 Fri-ShabbatRecognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoahApr 17-18, 2023 Mon-TueHolocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaronApr 24-25, 2023 Mon-TueIsraeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'utApr 25-26, 2023 Tue-WedIsraeli Independence Day
Yom YerushalayimMay 18-19, 2023 Thu-FriJerusalem Day


Special Shabbatot

Shabbat ShuvaSep 30-Oct 1, 2022 Fri-ShabbatShabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)
Shabbat ShirahFeb 3-4, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat of Song
Shabbat ShekalimFeb 17-18, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat ZachorMar 3-4, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Purim
Shabbat ParahMar 10-11, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh Mar 17-18, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadolMar 31-April 1, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Pesach
Shabbat ChazonJul 21-22, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat NachamuJul 28-29, 2023 Fri-ShabbatShabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Rosh ChodeshWhen Shabbat falls on Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Machar ChodeshWhen Shabbat falls the day before Rosh Chodesh


Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh CheshvanOct 24-26, 2022 Mon-WedBeginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh KislevNov 23-25, 2022 Wed-FriBeginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh TevetDec 23-25, 2022 Fri-SunBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 22-23, 2023 Sun-MonBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat
Rosh Chodesh AdarFeb 20-22, 2023 Mon-WedBeginning of new Hebrew month of Adar I (On Leap Years)
Rosh Chodesh NisanMar 22-23, 2023 Wed-ThuBeginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh IyyarApr 20-22, 2023 Thu-ShabbatBeginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh SivanMay 20-21, 2023 Shabbat-SunBeginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Jun 18-20, 2023 Sun-TueBeginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh AvJul 18-19, 2023 Tue-WedBeginning of new Hebrew month of Av
Rosh Chodesh ElulAug 16-18, 2023 Wed-FriBeginning of new Hebrew month of Elul