Holidays

Holidays @ CRS

Upcoming Holiday

March 16, 2022 – March 17, 2022

Purim

Purim celebrates the saving of the Jewish community from persecution in ancient Persia, thanks to Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai, who prevailed over the evil Haman.

Event and program details to come.

Why the Jewish Calendar Changes Every Year

People often say: “The Jewish holidays are late this year” or “The Jewish holidays are early this year.” In fact, the holidays never are early or late; they are always on time, according to the Jewish calendar. Unlike the Gregorian (civil) calendar, which is based on the sun (solar), the Jewish calendar is based primarily on the moon (lunar), with periodic adjustments made to account for the differences between the solar and lunar cycles.

Holiday Calendar

Jewish holidays begin at sunset. Dates specified are for evenings, so the holiday extends from sunset on the noted date until dusk on the last day of the holiday.

Rosh HashanahSeptember 6, 2021 – September 8, 2021
Yom KippurSeptember 15, 2021 – September 16, 2021
SukkotSeptember 20, 2021 – September 27, 2021
Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat TorahSeptember 27, 2021 – September 28, 2021
ChanukahNovember 28, 2021 – December 6, 2021
Tu BiShvatJanuary 16, 2022 – January 17, 2022
PurimMarch 16, 2022 – March 17, 2022
PassoverApril 15, 2022 – April 22, 2022
Yom HaShoahApril 27, 2022 – April 28, 2022
Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmautMay 3, 2022 – May 5, 2022
Lag BaOmerMay 18, 2022 – May 19, 2022
ShavuotJune 4, 2022 – June 5, 2022
Tishah B’AvAugust 6, 2022 – August 7, 2022
Selichot ServicesSeptember 17, 2022
Rosh HashanahSeptember 6, 2021 – September 8, 2021
Yom KippurOctober 4, 2022 – October 5, 2022
SukkotOctober 9, 2022 – October 16, 2022
Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat TorahOctober 16, 2022 – October 17, 2022
ChanukahDecember 18, 2022 – December 26, 2022
Tu BiShvatFebruary 5, 2023 – February 6, 2023
PurimMarch 6, 2023 – March 7, 2023
PassoverApril 5, 2023 – April 12, 2023
Yom HaShoahApril 17, 2023 – April 18, 2023
Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmautApril 24, 2023 – April 26, 2023
Lag BaOmerMay 8, 2023 – May 9, 2023
ShavuotMay 25, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Tishah B’AvJuly 26, 2023 – July 27, 2023
Selichot ServicesSeptember 9, 2023
Rosh HashanahSeptember 15, 2023 – September 17, 2023
Yom KippurSeptember 24, 2023 – September 25, 2023
SukkotSeptember 29, 2023 – October 6, 2023
Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat TorahOctober 6, 2023 – October 7, 2023
ChanukahDecember 7, 2023 – December 15, 2023
Tu BiShvatJanuary 24, 2024 – January 25, 2024
PurimMarch 23, 2024 – March 24, 2024
PassoverApril 22, 2024 – April 29, 2024
Yom HaShoahMay 5, 2024 – May 6, 2024
Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmautMay 12, 2024 – May 14, 2024
Lag BaOmerMay 25, 2024 – May 26, 2024
ShavuotJune 11, 2024 – June 12, 2024
Tishah B’AvAugust 12, 2024 – August 13, 2024
Selichot ServicesSeptember 28, 2024