Jewish Holidays 2019-2020 | 5780

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Chanukah - Festival of Lights

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Chanukah 2019

25th of Kislev, 5780
Light 1st candle Sunday evening December 22, 2019
Light 2nd candle Monday evening December 23, 2019
Light 3rd candle Tuesday evening December 24, 2019
Light 4th candle Wednesday evening December 25, 2019
Light 5th candle Thursday evening December 26, 2019
Light 6th candle Friday evening December 27, 2019
Light 7th candle Saturday evening December 28, 2019
Light 8th candle Sunday evening December 29, 2019
Chanukah forward planning - Light FIRST Candle:
5781 - Thursday evening December 10, 2020
5782 - Sunday evening November 28, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening December 18, 2022
5784 - Thursday evening December 7, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening December 25, 2024
5786 - Sunday evening December 14, 2025
5787 - Friday evening December 4, 2026


Torah portions and references

Tu Bishvat - New Year of Trees

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Tu Bishvat 2020

15th of Shvat, 5780
Begins Sunday evening February 9, 2020 - Erev Tu Bishvat
Continues Monday February 10, 2020
Tu Bishvat forward planning:
5781 - Wednesday evening January 27, 2021
5782 - Sunday evening January 16, 2022
5783 - Sunday evening February 5, 2023
5784 - Wednesday evening January 24, 2024
5785 - Wednesday evening February 12, 2025
5786 - Sunday evening February 1, 2026
5787 - Friday evening January 22, 2027


Torah portions and references

Purim

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Purim 2020

14th of Adar, 5780
Begins Monday evening March 9, 2020 - Erev Purim
Continues Tuesday March 10, 2020
Purim forward planning:
5781 - Thursday evening February 25, 2021
5782 - Wednesday evening March 16, 2022
5783 - Monday evening March 6, 2023
5784 - Saturday evening March 23, 2024
5785 - Thursday evening March 13, 2025
5786 - Monday evening March 2, 2026
5787 - Monday evening March 22, 2027


Torah portions and references

Pesach - Passover

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Pesach 2020

15th of Nisan, 5780
Begins Wednesday evening April 8, 2020
- First Seder - Erev Pesach
Continues 1st Day: Thursday April 9, 2020
  Second Seder: Thursday evening April 9, 2020
  2nd Day: Friday April 10, 2020
Begins again Tuesday evening April 14, 2020
Ends in Israel: Wednesday evening April 15, 2020
Ends outside Israel: Thursday evening April 16, 2020
Pesach forward planning - FIRST SEDER:
5781 - Saturday evening March 27, 2021
5782 - Friday evening April 15, 2022
5783 - Wednesday evening April 5, 2023
5784 - Monday evening April 22, 2024
5785 - Saturday evening April 12, 2025
5786 - Friday evening May 1, 2026
5787 - Wednesday evening April 21, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

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Yom Hashoah 2020

27th of Nisan, 5780
Begins Monday evening April 20, 2020 - Erev Yom Hashoah
Continues Tuesday April 21, 2020
Yom Hashoah forward planning:
5781 - Wednesday evening April 7, 2021
5782 - Wednesday evening April 27, 2022
5783 - Monday evening April 17, 2023
5784 - Sunday evening May 5, 2024
5785 - Wednesday evening April 23, 2025
5786 - Monday evening April 13, 2026
5787 - Monday evening May 3, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom Hazikaron - Israel Remembrance Day

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Yom Hazikaron 2020

4th of Iyyar, 5780
Begins Monday evening April 27, 2020 - Erev Yom Hazikaron
Continues Tuesday April 28, 2020
Yom Hazikaron forward planning:
5781 - Tuesday evening April 13, 2021
5782 - Tuesday evening May 3, 2022
5783 - Monday evening April 24, 2023
5784 - Sunday evening May 12, 2024
5785 - Tuesday evening April 29, 2025
5786 - Monday evening April 20, 2026
5787 - Monday evening May 10, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day

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Yom Ha'atzmaut 2020

5th of Iyyar, 5780
Begins Tuesday evening April 28, 2020 - Erev Yom Ha'atzmaut
Continues Wednesday April 29, 2020
Yom Ha'atzmaut forward planning:
5781 - Wednesday evening April 14, 2021
5782 - Wednesday evening May 4, 2022
5783 - Tuesday evening April 25, 2023
5784 - Monday evening May 13, 2024
5785 - Sunday evening April 13, 2025
5786 - Tuesday evening April 21, 2026
5787 - Tuesday evening May 11, 2027


Torah portions and references

Lag Ba'omer - 33rd Day of the Omer

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Lag Ba'Omer 2020

18th of Iyyar, 5780
Begins Monday evening May 11, 2020 - Erev Lag Ba'Omer
Continues Tuesday May 12, 2020
Lag Ba'Omer forward planning:
5781 - Thursday evening April 29, 2021
5782 - Wednesday evening May 18, 2022
5783 - Monday evening May 8, 2023
5784 - Saturday evening May 25, 2024
5785 - Thursday evening May 15, 2025
5786 - Monday evening May 4, 2026
5787 - Monday evening May 24, 2027


Torah portions and references

Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day

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Yom Yerushalayim 2020

28th of Iyyar, 5780
Begins Thursday evening May 21, 2020 - Erev Yom Yerushalayim
Continues Friday May 22, 2020
Yom Yerushalayim forward planning:
5781 - Sunday evening May 9, 2021
5782 - Saturday evening May 28, 2022
5783 - Thursday evening May 18, 2023
5784 - Tuesday evening June 4, 2024
5785 - Sunday evening May 25, 2025
5786 - Thursday evening May 14, 2026
5787 - Thursday evening June 3, 2027


Torah portions and references

Shavuot - Festival of Weeks

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Shavuot 2020

6th of Sivan, 5780
Begins Thursday evening May 28, 2020
Continues 1st Day: Friday May 29, 2020
  2st Day: Saturday May 30, 2020
Shavuot forward planning:
5781 - Sunday evening May 16, 2021
5782 - Saturday evening June 4, 2022
5783 - Thursday evening May 25, 2023
5784 - Tuesday evening June 11, 2024
5785 - Sunday evening June 1, 2025
5786 - Thursday evening May 21, 2026
5787 - Thursday evening June 10, 2027


Torah portions and references

Tisha B'av - Fast of Av

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Tisha B'av 2020

9th of Av, 5780
Begins Wednesday evening July 29, 2020 - Erev Tisha B'av
Continues Thursday July 30, 2020
Tisha B'av forward planning:
5781 - Saturday evening July 17, 2021
5782 - Saturday evening August 6, 2022
5783 - Wednesday evening July 26, 2023
5784 - Monday evening August 12, 2024
5785 - Saturday evening August 2, 2025
5786 - Wednesday evening July 22, 2026
5787 - Wednesday evening August 11, 2027


Torah portions and references

Rosh Hashanah - New Year

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Rosh Hashanah 2020

1st of Tishrei, 5781
Begins Friday evening September 18, 2020
Continues 1st Day: Saturday September 19, 2020
  2st Day: Sunday September 20, 2020
Rosh Hashanah forward planning:
5782 - Monday evening September 6, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening September 25, 2022
5784 - Friday evening September 15, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening October 2, 2024
5786 - Monday evening September 22, 2025
5787 - Friday evening September 11, 2026


Torah portions and references

Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement

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Yom Kippur 2020

10th of Tishrei, 5781
Begins Sunday evening September 27, 2020 - Erev Yom Kippur
Continues Monday September 28, 2020
Yom Kippur forward planning:
5782 - Wednesday evening September 15, 2021
5783 - Tuesday evening October 4, 2022
5784 - Sunday evening September 24, 2023
5785 - Friday evening October 11, 2024
5786 - Wednesday evening October 1, 2025
5787 - Sunday evening September 20, 2026


Torah portions and references

Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles

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Sukkot 2020

15th of Tishrei, 5781
Begins Friday evening October 2, 2020
Continues 1st Day: Saturday October 3, 2020
  2st Day: Sunday October 4, 2020
Sukkot forward planning:
5782 - Monday evening September 20, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening October 9, 2022
5784 - Friday evening September 29, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening October 16, 2024
5786 - Monday evening October 6, 2025
5787 - Friday evening September 25, 2026


Torah portions and references

Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly

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Shemini Atzeret 2020

22nd of Tishrei, 5781
Begins Friday evening October 9, 2020 - Erev Shemini Atzeret
Continues Saturday October 10, 2020
In Israel, and in many non-Orthodox congregations Simchat Torah is celebrated on the same day as Shemini Atzeret.

Shemini Atzeret forward planning:
5782 - Monday evening September 27, 2021
5783 - Sunday evening October 16, 2022
5784 - Friday evening October 6, 2023
5785 - Wednesday evening October 23, 2024
5786 - Monday evening October 13, 2025
5787 - Friday evening October 2, 2026


Torah portions and references

Simchat Torah - Celebrating the Torah

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Simchat Torah 2020

23rd of Tishrei, 5781
Begins Saturday evening October 10, 2020 - Erev Simchat Torah
Continues Sunday October 11, 2020
Outside Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the following dates:

Simchat Torah forward planning:
5782 - Tuesday evening September 28, 2021
5783 - Monday evening October 17, 2022
5784 - Saturday evening October 7, 2023
5785 - Thursday evening October 24, 2024
5786 - Tuesday evening October 14, 2025
5787 - Saturday evening October 3, 2026


Torah portions and references
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