Shabbat Shekalim 2021 / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים 5781

Shabbat Shekalim (Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Shabbat Shekalim ("Sabbath [of] shekels" שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tent of Meeting. The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 is read. This Shabbat takes place on the Shabbat before the 1st of the Hebrew calendar month of Adar, or on the 1st of Adar itself if it falls on Shabbat. In leap years on the Hebrew calendar, when there are two months of Adar, Shabbat Shekalim is on the Shabbat before the 1st of Adar II (or on the 1st of Adar II itself if it is Shabbat).

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Dates for Shabbat Shekalim

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Shekalim 2018 25 Sh'vat 5778
Shabbat Shekalim 2019 25 Adar I 5779
Shabbat Shekalim 2020 27 Sh'vat 5780
Shabbat Shekalim 2021 1 Adar 5781
Shabbat Shekalim 2022 25 Adar I 5782
Shabbat Shekalim 2023 27 Sh'vat 5783
Shabbat Shekalim 2024 29 Adar I 5784
Shabbat Shekalim 2025 1 Adar 5785
Shabbat Shekalim 2026 27 Sh'vat 5786
Shabbat Shekalim 2027 27 Adar I 5787


Shabbat Shekalim (on Rosh Chodesh) / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים

Torah Portion: Exodus 21:1-24:18

Haftarah: II Kings 12:1 - 12:17


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Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
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