Israeli and Jewish Festivals and Special Days

See Israel through KKL-JNF eyes, and embark on a journey throughout the yearly cycle of Jewish and Israeli festivals and memorial days. KKL-JNF organizes special events for the public throughout the year to celebrate. Watch this spot for upcoming special events, and learn something about the festival along the way!

  • Tu Bishvat - The New Year for Trees

    Tu Bishvat, the New Year for Trees, reaffirms the connection between people and their environment. Due to this year (2022 - 5781) being a Shmita year, we will be celebrating Tu Bishvat a little differently...

  • Shmitah - A Sabbatical for the Land

    The seven-year cycle has come round again, and since Rosh Hashana (1st Tishrei 5782\6th September 2021), Israel has been observing the year of Shmita, a year of letting go and desisting from working the land.
  • New Year

    The High Holiday season is here. A new year heralds new beginings for us and our environment. This is your one stop shop to find out more about the month of Tisrhei and the High Holidays, KKL-JNF style!
  • Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day

    Hiking and Remembering : Historical Hikes and Sing-along in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin.
  • Hanukkah

    Join KKL-JNF on a journey through Hanukkah. Find out more about the festival of lights, and celebrate Hanukkah at different KKL-JNF sites, on your own, or by registering for one of our Hanukkah events!
  • Pesach - Passover

    In Jewish tradition, Pesach is also known by 2 other names: The Time of our Freedom and The Festival of Spring. Celebrate Pesach with KKL-JNF, and experience the joys of freedom and spring for yourself!
  • Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day

    Holocaust Memorial Day is observed across the globe, in commemoration of the 6 million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust. Each year, KKL-JNF holds a special event marking Yom Hashoah.
  • Yom Haatzmaut – Israel Independence day

    KKL-JNF played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Jewish state. Since the country's foundation, KKL-JNF has lovingly developed the land, building, creating forests and preparing land for agriculture.
  • Lag Baomer

    Lag Baomer, the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, is a festive day in Jewish tradition. Learn more about this festival, check out KKL-JNF's Lag Baomer events, and follow the KKL-JNF guidelines for lighting bonfires, for your safety.
  • Jerusalem Day

    Yom Yerushalayim celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. Learn more about the day's signficance in Israel's history, find out more about the city, and check out KKL-JNF's special Jerusalem Day events.
  • Shavuot

    Shavuot is a time when we reaffirm our peoplehood and celebrate the abundance of the Land of Israel. Find out more about this special time, and check out KKL-JNF's special Shavuot events.