This course will be taught online via Zoom. Recordings of classes will be made available to class participants only and will not be made public.
Calculating the Jewish Calendar
- Monday, October 24th, 2022
- 12:30pm - 2:00pm Central
- Location: Online via Zoom
- Teacher: Rabbi Feivel
- Suggested Materials: None
- Price: $18
The Jewish calendar is a luni-solar calendar, following both the sun (for the seasons) and the moon (for the months). This complex system which dates back nearly 2,000 years is a mathematical puzzle making it very difficult to figure out just when the holidays (or even your birthday) will fall on the secular Gregorian calendar.
Join us as we explore not only the how the Jewish calendar is set up, but how to navigate between the secular and the religious. We'll dive into the Mathematics that help programmers build calendars, and gain a deeper understanding of why Hanukah is sometimes in November.