What are the dates for the Jewish High Holidays 2013?

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Dates for the Jewish holidays 2013 - the High Holidays


dates for jewish holidays for 2013I thought it might be helpful to jot down the dates for the Jewish holidays for 2013.  As this is based on the Jewish lunar calendar, the dates vary every year, and this year, they are early, with all of them taking place in September. 


Importantly, the holidays start on the eve of the evening before.  If you have friends, clients, colleagues who might be celebrating these holidays, it's best to avoid phone calls during these days, especially for the first two - Rosh Hashana (the New Year celebration) and Yom Kppur (day of atonement - the holiest day of the year).


  • Rosh Hashana Sept 5th-6th (starts eve of Sept 4th) - The Jewish New Year
  • Yom Kippur Sept 14th (starts eve of Sept 13th) -Day of Atonement- many fast during this day and then there is "Break the fast" on the evening of the 15th
  • Sukkot Sept 19th-20th (starts eve of Sept 18th) - Feast of the Tabernacles - The harvest
  • Shemini Azeret and Simchat Torah Sept 26th-27th (starts eve of Sept 25th) - Celebrating the Torah


In our area, for schools that opened on September 3rd, Thurs and Friday Sept 5th and 6th, schools are closed.  Usually, schools are also closed for Yom Kippur, but this year, it falls on a Saturday.


Here is a link to the full calendar of Jewish holidays for 2013-2014.


For all my Jewish friends, colleagues and customers, happy holidays!


Dates for the Jewish holidays 2013


Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Debbie.... good post for all to read and make note and be mindful of those dates....

Sep 03, 2013 08:23 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Actually I was aware of these dates Debbie, because of my boss, Larry Weisman.  Great reminder for everyone.

Sep 03, 2013 08:39 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Barbara - thx.  I hope it comes in handy.

Roger - I'm sure you were.  We were just discussing this yesterday in my office mtg, so I thought it would help to post this.

Sep 03, 2013 08:46 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debbie. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year too. Enjoy the day.

Sep 03, 2013 08:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Debbie,

Excellent post..thanks for providing those all important dates. Definitely dates we all need to be aware of...thanks for keeping us informed!

Sep 03, 2013 09:04 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

I used to live in an area with a rabbinical school I loved seeing the Sukkahs built in the fall to commemorate the Feast of the Tabernacles.

Sep 03, 2013 09:09 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Happy New Year Bubbeleh!

Sep 03, 2013 09:43 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sheila - thank you so much!

Dorie - You are welcome.

Laura - Yes, those are so much fun.

Roger - Thank you!

Sep 03, 2013 09:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie thank you for the dates.  Since I am not Jewish I am always uncertain as what the dates are for those Holly Days, and I always have to remind myself that they start the evening of the day before.

Sep 03, 2013 10:12 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Helpful tips that will get alot of traction in the search engines, Deb!

Sep 03, 2013 10:54 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Debbie, beautiful flowers!  I am sure many will be interested in this holiday!

Sep 04, 2013 04:28 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

May this New Year bring you all that you hope for in your life. All the best.

Sep 04, 2013 07:15 PM