Upcoming Jewish Holidays In Cincinnati

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In 2024/5784 Pesach begins at sundown Monday, April 22 and ends at sundown either Monday, April 29 or Tuesday, April 30 depending on practice.

About This Holiday

Passover (Chabad)

Passover (Exploring Judaism)

Passover (Reform Judaism)

Passover 101 (My Jewish Learning)


Events listed at Eastern Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event by emailing [email protected].

Chametz Happy Hour (J 20s & 30s) 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Rhinegeist Brewery (1910 Elm St)

5-12th Grade Chocolate Seder (Adath Israel) 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18. RSVP for location.

Pre-Passover Friday Night Shabbat (JFamily) 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19. Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Ave)

Chocolate Seder (PJ Library) 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Ave)

Firstborn Breakfast (Adath Israel) 8 a.m. Monday, April 22. Adath Israel Congregation (3201 E. Galbraith Rd)

First Night Seders (Monday, April 22)

Chabad Jewish Center 8 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center (3977 Hunt Rd) $40

Second Night Seders (Tuesday, April 23)

Northern Hills Synagogue 5:30 p.m. Northern Hills Synagogue (5714 Fields Ertel Rd) $50-136

Wise Temple Family Seder 5:30 p.m. Wise Center (8329 Ridge Rd) $18-60

Adath Israel 6 p.m. Adath Israel Congregation (3201 E. Galbraith Rd) $0-36

Rockdale Temple 6 p.m. Rockdale Temple (8501 Ridge Rd) $48-56

Etz Chaim Time TBA Congregation Etz Chaim (8100 Cornell Rd)

Cincinnati Young Adult Passover Seder (NextGen@Wise & Division of Adulting) 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Plum Street Temple (720 Plum St) $36

Congregational Passover Seder (Beth Adam) 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. Congregation Beth Adam (10001 Loveland-Madeira Rd)

Vegan Pesach Pop-Up (Yalla Y’all) 3-7 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Myriad Meadery (732 National Ave., Lexington)

Passover Camp at Home Base (Rockwern Academy) 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Wise Center (8329 Ridge Rd) $18-36

Annual Mimouna Celebration (Adath Israel) 6 p.m. Friday, May 3. Adath Israel Congregation (3201 E. Galbraith Rd) $10

Further Resources & Reading

10 Tips for Stress-free Interfaith Passover or Easter Celebrations (Cincy Jewfolk)

Bringing Teens to the Seder Table (Exploring Judaism)

Celebrating Passover With Your Family (PJ Library)

LGBTQ-affirming articles, rituals, and Torah commentaries (Keshet)

Parenting By Parsha: Shabbat Pesach (Cincy Jewfolk)

Passover Articles (Orthodox Union)

Passover Ceremonies, Poems, Songs & more (Ritualwell)

Passover Source Sheets (Sefaria)

Passover & Sustainability (Hazon)

Passover Unbound (Judaism Unbound)

Passover & Mental Health (Blue Dove Foundation)

Pesah Guide 5784 (Rabbinical Assembly)

Pesach Writing & Videos (The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust)

What to the Black Jew Is Passover? (Evolve)

Haggadot & Haggadah Supplements

Seder Your to Hostages the Bringing (Everyone Counts)

Companion to the Haggadah (Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies)

Customize Your Own Haggadah (Haggadot)

Dancing In Between Haggadah (The LUNAR Collective)

The Fifth Child: A Passover Reading (Jewish Democratic Women for Action)

The Four Cups of Consciousness (Shefa)

The Gateways Haggadah (Gateways)

HIAS Haggadah (HIAS)

In Every Generation: A Haggadah Supplement for 5784 (Shalom Hartman Institute)

Liberación: Passover Through A Latin Jewish Lens of Liberation / Liberación: Pésaj a través de un lente de liberación Judío-Latino (Jewtina & Co.)

Global Justice Haggadah (American Jewish World Service)

Hebrew/English Haggadah (Chabad)

In Every Generation: Interactive Family Haggadah (PJ Library)

Plastover – An Exodus from Plastic Waste (Reboot)

Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach (Velveteen Rabbi)

The Wandering is Over Haggadah (Jewish Women’s Archive)

Why Is This Night Different? (The iCenter)

Sell Your Chametz

Adath Israel


Recipes & Crafts

Light As Air MacaroonsPassover Crack(er) (Cincy Jewfolk)

67 Passover Recipes Everyone Will Love (Bon Appetit)

7 Charoset Recipes to Give Passover an International Flair (Be’chol Lashon)

Passover Crafts & Activities (Bible Belt Balabusta)

Passover Crafts & Recipes (Our Happy Tribe)

Passover Food (The Nosher)

Passover Recipes, Crafts, & Inspiration (Rebekah Lowin)

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The Omer

We count the Omer for 49 days, starting on the second night of Pesach/Passover and ending with Shavuot. In 2024/5784 the Omer period begins the evening of Tuesday, April 23 and concludes Tuesday, June 11 before sunset.

Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer, falls from sundown Saturday, May 25 – sundown Sunday, May 26.

About This Holiday

© The Jewish Museum, New York

About the Omer & How to Count the Omer (My Jewish Learning)

Counting the Omer (Exploring Judaism)

Lag B’Omer (Reform Judaism)

Sefirat HaOmer (Chabad)

Classes & Events

Events listed at Eastern Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event by emailing [email protected].

Brotherhood Lag B’Omer (Wise Temple) 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Wise Center (8329 Ridge Rd)

Lag B’Omer at the Park (Northern Hills Synagogue) Sunday, May 26. TBA

Self-Guided Practices

49 Steps (Limmud North America)

7 Minutes: A Daily Omer Wellness Practice (Mitsui Collective)

My Omer: 49 Steps to Personal Refinement (Meaningful Life Center)

The Omer Workbook: A 49 Day Self-Care Immersion (Gold Herring)

Further Resources & Tools

Lag B’Omer & Sefirat Ha’Omer Source Sheets (Sefaria)

Omer Ceremonies, Poems, Songs & more (Ritualwell)

What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? (The Conversation) 

Writing & Videos on The Omer/Lag B’Omer (The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust)

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The Yomim

“The Yomim” (plural of “yom,” or days) are a closely-bunched group of modern spring holidays that fall in the weeks after Passover.

Yom HaShoah—which commemorates approximately six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and the Jewish resistance in that period—is on 27 Nisan, or sunset May 5 – sunset May 6 in 2024/5784.

Yom HaZikaron—Israel’s official remembrance day, traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, also extended to civilian victims of terrorism—is on 4 Iyar, or sunset May 12 – sunset May 13 in 2024/5784.

Yom HaAtzmaut—commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948—is on 5 Iyar, corresponding to sunset May 13 – sunset May 14 in 2024/5784.

Yom Yerushalayim—commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War—is on 28 Iyar, from sunset June 4 – sunset June 5 in 2024/5784.

About These Holidays

Yom Hazikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day | Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day | Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day (My Jewish Learning)

Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikkaron, Yom Haatzma’ut, and Yom Yerushalayim (Exploring Judaism)

Yom HaShoah | Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut (Reform Judaism)


Events listed at Eastern Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event by emailing [email protected].

Yom HaZikaron Story Submission (Cincinnati Jewish Federation) April 12 deadline

Never Again is Now: Remembering Today, Tomorrow, & Always (Holocaust & Humanity Center, Mayerson Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service) 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Ave)

The Legacy of Rescue: A Conversation Between Descendants (Holocaust & Humanity Center) 7 p.m. Monday, May 6. Union Terminal (1301 Western Ave, Ste 2101)

Yom HaZikaron (Cincinnati Jewish Federation) 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12. TBA

Yom HaAtzmaut (Cincinnati Jewish Federation) 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. TBA

Further Resources & Tools

Yom HaShoah Articles (My Jewish Learning)

Articles on Yom HaShoah | Yom HaZikaron | Yom HaAtzmaut | Yom Yerushalayim (Orthodox Union)

Ritual Components for Yom HaShoah | Yom HaZikaron | Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Ritualwell)

Writing & Videos on Yom HaShoah | Yom HaZikaron | Yom Ha’atzmaut | Yom Yerushalayim (Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust)

Articles on Yom Ha-atzmaut (Rabbinical Assembly)

Yom Ha’atzmaut with Children (PJ Library)

Yom HaAtzmautYom Yerushalayim Source Sheets (Sefaria)

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