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Lotus Notes is not supported by hebcal.com. These instructions were provided by hebcal.com user Bruce Kahn. Your mileage may vary.

  1. Start Notes
  2. Create a new mail memo
  3. Attach the iCalendar file you just downloaded and save the memo as Draft
  4. Open the Draft memo up and right click on the attachment
  5. From the popup select “View” to see all entries in the file
  6. Select those you wish to import and then click on Import Selected or Import All
  7. Delete the Draft mail memo

Unfortunately there is no direct Import ability for iCalendar data so the steps above are necessary for now. Hopefully this will change in the future.

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.).

Posted by & filed under Download - Palm.

Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to the old version of Palm Desktop 4.1.4.

Note that these instructions do not work for the newer Palm Desktop 6.2. If you are using the newer version, please instead use our Palm Desktop 6.2 for Windows instructions.

First, you’ll need to download a Palm Date Book Archive (DBA) file from hebcal.com:

  1. Go to http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… button
    Hebcal custom calendar download highlighted
  4. Select the Palm Desktop (Windows-only) option from the Download dialog box
  5. Click on the “Export Palm Date Book Archive: hebcal_DATE_LOCATION.dba” link
  6. When prompted, specify a convenient name and location for the hebcal_DATE_LOCATION.dba file in the “Save As” dialogue box. We recommend saving the file on the Desktop

Next, import that file into Palm Desktop:

  1. Open Palm Desktop for Windows version 2.0 through 4.1.4 (but not version 6.2)
  2. Go to the Date Book view
  3. Select the File -> Import menu option
  4. Find the hebcal_DATE_LOCATION.dba file and choose Open. This will import the chosen file
  5. HotSync data to your Palm handheld

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.).

Posted by & filed under Download - BlackBerry.

Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish Calendar 5-year feed for BlackBerry Desktop Manager on Mac OS X:

  1. First, subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish Holidays file in Apple iCal.
  2. Connect your BlackBerry device to your computer.
  3. On your computer, in the Applications folder, click the BlackBerry Desktop Manager icon.
  4. In the Information section in the left pane, click Calendar.
  5. In the Sync Calendar field, click Two Way.
  6. Perform one of the following actions:
    • To synchronize all your calendars, click All Calendars.
    • To synchronize specific calendars, click Selected Calendars. Select the check box beside one or more calendars.
  7. In the Add events created on BlackBerry device to list, click the calendar on your computer that you want to synchronize the calendar entries from your device to.
  8. To select the type of calendar entries that you want to synchronize, in the Advanced Settings section beside the Sync field, click an option
  9. Click Sync.
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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.).

Posted by & filed under Download - Apple Mac OS X iCal.

Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed in Calendar.app on Mac OS X desktop:

  1. 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.
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… button
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  4. Click on the “Mac OS X” option from the Download dialog box
    Apple Mac OS X Jewish calendar download dialog box
  5. Click on the “Download to Mac Calendar” button
  6. Apple Calendar (OS X Mountain Lion and later) or iCal (OS X Lion and earlier) will start up
  7. Click Subscribe in the “Calendar URL:” dialog box (see screenshot below)
    Enter the url of the calendar you want to subscribe to
  8. In the next dialog box, uncheck the “Remove Alerts” option if you wish to be notified of candle-lighting and Havdalah times.
    Mac OS X Calendar Info dialog box v3
  9. Use Location: iCloud if you wish to synchronize with other Apple devices such as iPhone or iPad. Use Location: On My Mac if you wish to have the calendar subscription only on your desktop.
  10. Click OK

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.).

Posted by & filed under Download - iPhone, iPad, iOS.

Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish Calendar 5-year feed directly from your iPhone or iPad (running iOS 3.0 or higher):

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and navigate 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.
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… buttonios7 download step 1
  4. Select the iPhone & iPad (iOS 3.0 and higher) option from the Download dialog box
    ios7 download step 2
  5. Click on the Jewish Calendar YYYY.ics download button
  6. When the Subscribe to the calendar “Hebcal YEAR”? dialog box appears, click Subscribe
    ios7 download step 3
  7. When iPhone has finished subscribing, click Done
  8. If you later wish to remove it from your phone, go to over to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar. You will see all your subscriptions listed under Accounts. Choose the one you want to edit or remove, and hit Delete Account

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.).

Posted by & filed under Developers, APIs, RSS Feeds, Source Code.

To display today’s Hebrew date in Hebrew or in English transliteration, on your site, use one of these two tags:

Hebrew

<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"
 src="http://www.hebcal.com/etc/hdate-he.js">
</script>

Preview:

English transliteration

<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"
 src="http://www.hebcal.com/etc/hdate-en.js">
</script>

Preview:

Posted by & filed under Download - Google Calendar.

Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to Google Calendar.

  1. 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.
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… button
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  4. Select the Google Calendar option from the Download dialog box
    Google Jewish_Calendar download dialog
  5. Click on the “Add to Google Calendar” button that looks like this:
    Add to Google Calendar
  6. When Google Calendar asks “Would you like to add calendar: Jewish Holidays?” click “Yes, add this calendar”

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.).