The High Holiday season begins during the month of Elul, when the shofar is sounded every weekday morning, a clarion call to return to G‑d in advance of the sacred days that lay ahead.

The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration.

Rosh Hashanah 2023 begins before sundown on Friday, Sept. 15, and ends after nightfall on Sunday, September 17. Full Rosh Hashanah Calendar

A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.

Yom Kippur 2023 begins before sundown on Sunday, September 24, and ends after nightfall on Monday, September 25. Full Yom Kippur Schedule

But it does not end there. The otherworldliness of the High Holidays is then channeled into the festive holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, which bring the annual fall holiday season to a most joyous conclusion.


Jewish Holidays

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Rosh Hashanah9/26/20229/16/202310/3/20249/23/20259/12/2026
Yom Kippur10/5/20229/25/202310/12/202410/2/20259/21/2026
Shemini Atzeret10/17/202210/7/202310/24/202410/14/202510/3/2026
Simchat Torah10/18/202210/8/202310/25/202410/15/202510/4/2026
Tu B'Shevat2/6/20231/25/20242/13/20252/2/20261/23/2027
Pesach (Passover)4/6/20234/23/20244/13/20254/2/20264/22/2027
Lag B'Omer5/9/20235/26/20245/16/20255/5/20265/25/2027
Tisha B'Av7/27/20238/13/20248/3/20257/23/20268/12/2027

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