5783: What year is it on the Jewish Calendar?

We are embarking on the year of year 5783 on the Jewish calendar. The new year starts the evening of Sunday, September 25th (the 1st of the Hebrew month of Tishrei).

The Jewish, or Hebrew, calendar is a lunar/solar calendar (months are based on lunar months but years are based on solar years) and is the official calendar in Israel. The calendar is also used in synagogues to mark the weekly Torah portions and other significant events.

In the Jewish calendar the years count up from the “calculation” of when the Earth was created. There are 12 months on the Hebrew calendar with an extra month (Adar II) added in a leap year– 2022 (or 5782) was the last leap year.

The start of the new Jewish year also ushers in a bunch of holidays (check out our guide on how to ask for time off of work).

The next holidays coming up are:

Yom Kippur
Begins sunset Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Ends evening Wednesday, October 5, 2022

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted.

Sukkot
Begins sunset Sunday, October 9, 2022
Ends evening Sunday, October 16, 2022

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted during the first 2 days.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Begins sunset Sunday, October 16, 2022
Ends evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2022

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted.

Hanukkah
Begins sunset Sunday, December 18, 2022
Ends evening Monday, December 26, 2022

All the holidays in 5783 (2023)

Purim
Begins sunset Monday, March 6, 2023
Ends evening Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Work is generally avoided.

Passover
Begins sunset Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Ends evening Thursday, April 13, 2023

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted during the 2 first and 2 last days.

Lag B’Omer
Begins sunset Monday, May 8, 2023
Ends evening Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Shavuot
Begins sunset Thursday, May 25, 2023
Ends evening Saturday, May 27, 2023

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted.

Tisha B’Av
Begins
sunset Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Ends evening Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Tisha B’Av fast lasts about 25 hours, beginning just before sunset and lasting until the evening of the following day.

Rosh Hashanah
Begins sunset Friday, September 15, 2023
Ends evening Sunday, September 17, 2023

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted.

Yom Kippur
Begins sunset Sunday, September 24, 2023
Ends evening Monday, September 25, 2023

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted.

Sukkot
Begins sunset Friday, September 29, 2023
Ends evening Friday, October 6, 2023

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted during the first 2 days.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Begins sunset Friday, October 6, 2023
Ends evening of Sunday, October 8, 2023

According to the Orthodox tradition, no work is permitted.

Hanukkah
Begins sunset Thursday, December 7, 2023
Ends evening Friday, December 15, 2023