Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar feed to Blackbaud for your school.
- Open a web browser and navigate to https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal
- Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
- Click the Download… button
- Select the iCalendar option from the Download dialog box
- Open your Blackbaud management website.
- Go to Core -> Settings -> Manage Calendar – > Add Calendar -> Filters ->Add Filter -> New Category
- In the Add New Category modal, a user can toggle the Use iCal URL in order to create an Event Category based on an iCal Feed. Schools will need to type or paste the iCal URL into the text field.
- For more info, see Managing the Calendar from Blackbaud Support.
We’ve made changes to the number of years included in our calendar subscription feeds. Previously all feeds were 5 years long. Now, depending on options you select to include extra events, feeds may be shortened to only two years.
Calendars exported from Hebcal to Google Calendar or other services that support iCalendar subscription feeds are typically “perpetual”. That is, they contain events for the current year (Gregorian or Hebrew) plus some number of years into the future. Our calendars typically have 5 years of events (current year plus 4 years into the future).
Size limitations imposed by Google and other calendar clients require that we limit the number of events per feed. The total number of years is now reduced to 4 years if you check some options that include many events (“Candle lighting times”, “Days of the Omer” or “Show Hebrew date for dates with some event”) or 2 years if you check options that include one event every day of the year (“Daf Yomi” or “Show Hebrew date every day of the year”).
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).
An added advantage of this approach is that you can choose separate colors in Google Calendar or iOS/iCloud calendar for the daily calendar event feed.
To remove a Hebcal calendar from your iPhone or iPad that was subscribed directly from the iOS device, follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings app, then touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Tap Subscribed Calendars:
- Tap the Hebcal calendar that you wish to remove from the list of subscribed calendars:
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, and tap Delete Account
- Tap Delete Account again to confirm.
See also: iCloud – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar
To remove an iCloud-managed Hebcal calendar from your iPhone or iPad, follow these three steps.
- Go to your Calendar app and tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen:
- If you subscribed via iCloud, you will you see it in the iCloud section like this:
- Tap the circled small ⓘ info icon next to the Hebcal calendar name
- Scroll down and tap Delete Calendar
- Tap Delete Calendar again when prompted “Are you sure you want to delete this calendar? All events associated with the calendar will also be deleted.”
See also: iPhone and iPad – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar (without iCloud)
To remove a Hebcal calendar from your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to first determine if you subscribed via iCloud or whether you subscribed directly from your iOS device.
Here are specific instructions for each option.
To determine which option applies to you, first go to your Calendar app and tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen:
Subscribed via iCloud
If you subscribed via iCloud, you will you see it in the iCloud section like this:
Read iCloud – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar for further instructions.
Subscribed directly on iPhone or iPad
If you subscribed directly on your iOS device, you will see Hebcal in the Subscribed section like this:
Read iPhone and iPad – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar (without iCloud) for further instructions.