The Jewish Calendar 2022/2023

Jewish festivals are celebrated on dates which are determined according to a lunar calendar which does not synchronise with the solar calendar. In order to ensure that seasonal festivals, such as celebrations of harvests, fall in the correct season, the calendar is adjusted.

Seven times in every nineteen years, we add an extra month to the year. How do we do this? When we reach the last month of the year, Adar, we just repeat it! The Jewish day begins at sunset, which means that all Jewish festivals begin in the evening before the festival day, rather than beginning immediately after midnight. This reflects the origin of the festivals in times when there were no clocks. At least everyone knew when it was dark or light. So a day ended (and the next one began) when the sun set.

  • Jewish Year 5782


    Tisha B’Av (fast of the ninth of Av)

    Saturday 5 June 2022

    Sunday 7 August 2022

  • Jewish Year 5883

    Erev Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah second day

    Shabbat Shuvah

    Erev Yom Kippur (kol nidrei)

    Yom Kippur

    Erev Sukkot


    Erev Shmini Atzetet/Simchat Torah

    Shmini Atzetet/Simchat Torah

    First Chanukah light

    Shabbat Chanukah

    Eighth Chanukah light

    Sunday 25 September 2022

    Monday 26 September 2022

    Tuesday 27 September 2022

    Saturday 1 October 2022

    Tuesday 4 October 2022

    Wednesday 5 October 2022

    Sunday 9 October 2022

    Monday 10 October 2022

    Sunday 16 October 2022

    Monday 17 October 2022

    Sunday 18 December 2022

    Saturday 24 December 2022

    Monday 26 December 2022

  • 2023

    Tu BiSh’vat (New Year for Trees)


    First seder night

    First Day Pesach (Passover)

    Seventh Day Pesach


    Tisha B’Av (fast of the ninth of Av)

    Monday 6 February 2023

    Tuesday 7 March 2023

    Wednesday 5 April 2023

    Thursday 6 April 2023

    Wednesday 12 April 2023

    Friday 26 May 2023

    Thursday 27 July 2023

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