We’re pleased to offer Jewish holiday downloads for BlackBerry devices through a two step process that sends Hebcal data first to Google Calendar, and then to your BlackBerry.
Note that Hebcal is not an app for BlackBerry (in the BlackBerry App World sense of apps that you install). Rather, Hebcal is a website that allows you to download/export calendar data to the calendar application that comes natively with your device.
1. Follow our Google Calendar Jewish holidays download instructions.
2. Then, follow these instructions depending on whether you use the Google Apps for Work (enterprise) + BB10 or regular Google + BB5, BB6 or BB7:
Google Apps for Work users use Google Sync for BlackBerry, which uses ActiveSync to sync with Google Apps. See Set Up Google Sync for BlackBerry 10 for more details.
Non-enterprise Google users with BlackBerry 5, 6, or 7 can use BlackBerry® Internet Service (BIS), which is part of the standard BlackBerry service plan to sync Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts with their BlackBerry. BIS is provided by RIM and mobile carriers. BlackBerry offers this guidance on syncing Calendar. Please contact RIM or your carrier for more information and support.
Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to Outlook.com (previously called Windows Live Calendar).
- Go to http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/ if you’re downloading a holiday calendar, or http://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit/ if you’re downloading a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar.
- Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
- Click the Download… button
- Select the Outlook.com option from the Download dialog box, and click on Download to Outlook.com Calendar button.
- When you get to the Outlook.com page, select a calendar color and an optional Charm, then click Subscribe:
Included in the Hebcal Jewish holiday downloads are options to select major holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Pesach, etc.), minor holidays (Purim, Chanukah, etc.), special Shabbatot, public fasts (Tish’a B’Av, etc.), Rosh Chodesh, and modern holidays (Yom HaAtzma’ut, etc.).
Feel free to make printed calendars, email newsletters, refrigerator magnets, and other content using events from Hebcal.com.
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Among other things, this license gives you permission to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit to Hebcal.com, but beyond that you need not send us money or even explicitly ask us for permission.
Follow these steps to remove Hebcal events from your Mac Desktop calendar or iCloud calendar and you didn’t use the Subscription feature.
(If you subscribed to a Hebcal in Apple iCal on Mac OS X, follow our delete/unsubscribe from Mac Calendar (iCal) instructions.)
1. Open Mac Calendar, and uncheck all calendars except for the one that contains Hebcal events.
2. In the search box on the upper-right, type the text “hebcal” and press Return to select Events that contain “hebcal”
3. Click on the first item in the search results pane on the right. Scroll to the bottom, and holding down the Shift key, click on the last item in the search results pane on the right
4. Press the Delete key, or use the Edit > Delete menu to remove the events.
To delete Hebcal events from Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X, follow these steps.
1. First, open your Calendar within Outlook
2. Next, search for “hebcal” in the search box on the upper right
3. Click on one of the search results, then select all of the entries in the list via Edit > Select All
4. Delete the entries via Edit > Delete
To avoid storing sensitive user data on our servers, Hebcal.com recently modified our Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar export to “download” instead of “subscribe” calendars. This change affects Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendars created on Hebcal beginning in January 2014, and it applies across iOS, Mac Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, etc.
To make changes like adding a new Yahrzeit or removing one depends on when you downloaded your data from Hebcal.
- If you “subscribed” to a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar (before Jan 2014), delete/unsubscribe from the calendar. Return to Hebcal.com and re-enter in all of the data, then download again.
- If you “downloaded” (Jan 2014 and later), then any Yahrzeit or Anniversary reminders are now part of your regular calendar (often called “Home” or “Calendar”). To add new events, just go to Hebcal.com and create reminders and download again. To remove events, search for the event(s) in your regular calendar and simply remove them.
Note that this recent change does not apply to regular holiday calendars. Those still offer the “subscribe” functionality.
We’ve made changes to candle-lighting times for Shabbat and holidays that corrects an error we introduced a few months ago. Please accept our sincere apologies for this error.
Candle-lighting times have been adjusted 1-2 minutes earlier and now correctly reflect the correct time to light candles (40 minutes before sundown in Jerusalem, 18 minutes before sundown anywhere else).
Users who subscribe to Hebcal.com calendars via iPhone/iPad, Google Calendar, or Outlook.com should get the corrected candle-lighting times automatically when these applications perform their next refresh. The typical refresh cycle is approximately once a week.
If you downloaded or printed a calendar in the past, you may wish to return to the Hebcal.com website to download and/or print an updated calendar.
The error was caused when Hebcal.com moved to a new sunset calculation engine in the summer of 2013. The new sunset engine allows support for thousands of global cities and fixed long-standing issues with our handling of Daylight Saving Time outside of the USA. Sunset times are estimated from latitude and longitude, and generally have an accuracy of +/- 2 minutes except at extreme north or south latitudes.
Unfortunately, an arithmetic error in determining sunset for a given latitude/longitude was inadvertently introduced, which added an additional 1-2 minutes of error. This error was recently discovered and corrected.
We are pleased to announce that Hebcal.com now supports Daf Yomi. Now you can use Hebcal to help follow your daily regimen of learning the Talmud!
For example, today’s Daf Yomi is Yoma 52.
Just check the new “Daf Yomi” checkbox on the “Include Events” section of our Custom Calendar. We’ve also posted a simple iCalendar feed for those of you who want to subscribe in Google Calendar or Apple Calendar and track the events with a separate color.
Many thanks to Aaron Peromsik for doing the work to add this feature.
We’re now using the Alef Hebrew Font on Hebcal.com.
Alef is an open source multiscript web-font. Here’s an example from our Hebrew Date Converter:
Let us know what you think by posting a comment to our Facebook page.
When you update your Apple device to iOS 7, you may need to adjust your Subscribed Calendar settings in order to see your old Hebcal.com calendars.
Note: these instructions are no longer required. In September 2013, Hebcal.com began supporting SSL. We’re keeping this page here for historical purposes.
When iOS7 was released, calendars upgraded from iOS6 to iOS6 defaulted to SSL on, which did not work with Hebcal.com back in September 2013.
Resetting the calendar to SSL off will cause the calendar to show up correctly again.
- Launch the Settings app
- Touch “Mail, Contacts, Calendars“
- Touch “Subscribed Calendars“
- Touch the Hebcal calendar(s)
- Under “Subscribed Calendar Information”, set “Use SSL” to “OFF“
If the screen you see next looks like the following, be sure to set the “Use SSL” setting to “OFF”
Update – March 2014: to avoid storing sensitive customer data on our servers, we recently modified our Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar export to “download” instead of “subscribe” calendars in iOS. Note that this only applies to our Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar, which often includes names of individuals.
If you successfully downloaded a Yahrzeit calendar from Hebcal.com to your iPhone, then any Yahrzeit or Anniversary reminders are now part of your regular calendar (often called “Home” or “Calendar”) and there is no need to make any changes to your Settings.