Our holidays section provides information on the history and practices of the Jewish calendar. Here you'll find stories, essays, how-to guides, recipes, quizzes, songs, and loads of links that we hope convey the richness of Judaism's main religious days.

At JOI we realize that not only do people celebrate different holidays, but different people often celebrate the same holiday differently. We urge you to use these pages to decide for yourselves how you will celebrate each holiday, and how each holiday fits into the framework of your life. By understanding these Jewish holidays more, you will begin to see that there are interesting parallels between them and other holidays of other religions. The more you learn about the links between the holidays, the richer your holiday experiences will be. Enjoy!