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Our Hebrew Date Converter displays dates in Hebrew. Each letter of the Hebrew alef-bet (alphabet) has a numerical value, specified in the chart below.
When specifying years of the Hebrew calendar in the present millennium, we omit the thousands (which is presently 5, ה). For example, the Hebrew year 5782 is written as 782 (תשפ״ב) rather than 5782 (ה׳תשפ״ב).
Note that the numbers 15 and 16 are treated specially, which if rendered as 10+5 or 10+6 would be a name of God, so they are normally written ט״ו (tet-vav, 9+6) and ט״ז (tet-zayin, 9+7).
Calendars exported from Hebcal via our subscription feeds (using iCalendar format) are typically “perpetual”. That is, they contain events for the current year (Gregorian or Hebrew) plus some number of years into the future. Most downloads (including Apple, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook) support these perpetual calendar subscription feeds.
Using the default options on the Hebcal Custom Calendar page, our calendars will contain exactly 5 years of events (current year plus 4 years into the future). This is true whether you select the Gregorian year or the Hebrew year.
Size limitations imposed by Google and other calendar clients starting in 2016 require that Hebcal limit the number of events per calendar feed. If the options you select generate many events, the feed may need to be shortened.
Feed duration (years)
Number of calendar events per year (approx)
Major holidays only
Major & minor holidays, Rosh Chodesh, Minor Fasts, Special Shabbatot, Modern Holidays
Weekly Torah portion on Saturdays
Candle lighting times
Days of the Omer
Show Hebrew date for dates with some event
Show Hebrew date every day of the year
Daf Yomi and Hebrew date every day of the year
Table of Hebcal options and corresponding effect on calendar feed duration
Workaround: multiple subscriptions
Note that if you’d like to include the Hebrew date for every day of the year, you can subscribe to that calendar via a separate calendar feed at our Jewish Holiday downloads page. Look for Hebrew calendar dates (English) or Hebrew calendar dates (Hebrew). Daf Yomi and other large single-purpose iCalendar feeds are also available on that page for Apple, Google, and any iCalendar application.
An added advantage of the multi-subscription approach is that you can choose separate colors in Google Calendar or iOS/iCloud calendar for each calendar event feed.
Advanced users: download and then upload
All that said, if you’d like to download future events to Google Calendar or another program that supports iCalendar (.ics) files such as macOS Calendar or Outlook, you may utilize Hebcal’s alternative download instructions below. This technique requires a laptop/desktop computer and generally does not work well on a smartphone or tablet. Note that once downloaded, these .ics files are no longer managed by Hebcal and will not refresh.
Please note that these instructions are recommended only for advanced users. If you don’t take great care to create a separate calendar and import Hebcal events into that new, separate calendar, you may unintentionally add hundreds of events to your personal calendar.
Pages generated by the Interactive Jewish Calendar can be printed very easily on standard 8.5×11″ paper. Just try “Print Preview” and you’ll see what it looks like. You can print out an entire year at a time and each month will end up on a separate sheet.
We also offer a simple Print PDF feature that creates PDF files in landscape layout, one page per month.
To print other sizes or to customize, we recommend downloading/exporting from hebcal.com and importing into a more full-featured desktop or web calendar program, such as one of the following:
Outlook CSV – Outlook has extremely powerful print features (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Tri-fold, Calendar Details, Day-Timer, Day Runner, Franklin Day Planner, etc.)
Google Calendar – offers Day, Week, Month, or Agenda views with customizable date range, font size, page orientation, and color setting (see also “Print your calendar” from Google support)
Apple macOS Calendar – offers Day, Week, Month, List, Selected Events in US Letter and other standard paper formats. Options include All-day events, Timed events, Color/Black and white, and text size controls.
Calendars in printed form are provided with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. This means that you can use you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as you give appropriate credit to Hebcal.com.