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Outlook for Mac Jewish holidays download

Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed in Microsoft Outlook for Mac.

These instructions work on Outlook for Mac 2011 or later:

  1. Open a web browser on your macOS computer.
    1. to download holidays and candle-lighting times, navigate to
    2. OR, to download Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar, navigate to
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… button
  4. Select the Outlook Mac option from the Download dialog box
  5. Click on the Jewish Calendar YYYY.ics download button

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Next, find the downloaded .ics file (typically in your Downloads or Desktop folder). To get the Jewish holidays to show up with a color-coded category, be sure to drag and drop the .ics file you downloaded onto one of the category labels on the left pane as follows:

Screen shot of adding a hebcal.ics file to Outlook 2011 for macOS

If you simply drag the .ics file to Outlook 2011 icon in your dock or double-click on it, it will get categorized and color-coded as “No Category” which is probably not what you want.