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Rosh Hashanah is observed the first and second day of the seventh month of the Jewish religious year, Tishri. This means it usually takes place in September in the western calendar. Though it might seem strange to celebrate the new year at the start of the seventh month, Tishri is the first month in the civil calendar. In Israel, Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday that lasts for two days as it is considered too important to be observed for only 24 hours.

Feast of the Trumpet
Sunset of Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Ends Nightfall of Friday, October 4, 2024

The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah is generally known as the New Year's Day of the Jewish calendar, but has a fourfold meaning -
 It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Judgement, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing.
The LORD said to Moses,
 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest,
a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.
Do no regular work, but present a food offering to the LORD.’ ”
-Leviticus 23:23-25

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
Begins Sunset of Friday, October 11 , 2024
Ends Nightfall of Saturday, October 12, 2024


Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a day-long fast, confession, and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.
The LORD said to Moses,
 “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present a food offering to the LORD.
Do not do any work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God.
Those who do not deny themselves on that day must be cut off from their people. I will destroy from among their people anyone who does any work on that day.
You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
It is a day of sabbath rest for you, and you must deny yourselves.
From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath.”
-Leviticus 23:26-31


Scriptures for Atonement

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
         And sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
         And sinners will be converted to You.

- Psalm 51: 10-13

"for when Gentiles, who do not have the law,
by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves".

- Romans 2:14

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 6:23

Feast o f the Tabernacle
Begins Sunset of Wednesday, October 11, 2024
Ends Nightfall of Wednesday, October 23, 2024

The LORD said to Moses,
 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.
 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work. For seven days present food offerings to the LORD,
and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD.
It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.
-Leviticus 23:33-36


Sukkot is a Torah-commanded holiday celebrated for seven days from the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. It is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals on which those Israelites who could were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees
—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—
and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.
- Leviticus 23:40

"The Lord said to Moses. "Speak to the Israelites and say to them:
These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies".
-Leviticus 23:1-2

Celebrate Hanukkah
Begins evening of Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024
Ends evening of Thursday, January 2, 2024

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. This group of Jews are known as the Maccabees. The name was formed from the first letters of a Hebrew phrase, “Mi Kamocha Ba’eilim Hashem,” which translates to “Who is like You, God.”