Skip to main content

Outlook Mac – delete Hebcal Jewish calendar merged events

Follow these steps to remove Hebcal events from Microsoft Outlook for macOS and you didn’t use the Subscription feature.

1. Open Microsoft Outlook for macOS, and uncheck all calendars except for the one that contains Hebcal events.

2. In the search box on the upper-right, type the text “hebcal” and press Return to select Events that contain “hebcal”

3. Click on the first item in the search results pane on the right. Then, Select All by using ⌘-A (Command-A) on your keyboard. Or, scroll to the bottom, and holding down the Shift key, click on the last item in the search results pane on the right.

4. When prompted Are you sure you want to permanently delete these events? click the Delete button to confirm

Outlook.com – delete Hebcal Jewish calendar

To remove a Hebcal Internet Calendar Subscription from Outlook.com on the Web (for @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com email addresses)

This technique will also work with Windows 10 devices (desktops, laptops, tablets and phones) that have a built-in calendar application that connects to Outlook.com

Start by logging into your account at https://outlook.live.com/calendar/

On the left side of the page, under the heading “Other Calendars”, you can see your subscriptions.

Find the Hebcal calendar you wish to remove, click on the three dots (···) and then select “Remove” from the pop-up menu:

Blackbaud Jewish holiday calendar

Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar feed to Blackbaud for your school.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… button
    Jewish_Calendar_2017_Providence___Hebcal_Jewish_Calendar 478px
  4. Select the iCalendar option from the Download dialog box
    iCalendar Download dialog
  5. Open your Blackbaud management website.
  6. Go to Core -> Settings -> Manage Calendar – > Add Calendar -> Filters ->Add Filter -> New Category
  7. 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.
  8. For more info, see Managing the Calendar from Blackbaud Support.

Number of years in Hebcal calendar feed subscriptions

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.

OptionFeed duration (years)Number of calendar events per year (approx)
Major holidays only540
Major & minor holidays, Rosh Chodesh, Minor Fasts, Special Shabbatot, Modern Holidays595
Weekly Torah portion on Saturdays550
Candle lighting times4120
Days of the Omer449
Show Hebrew date for dates with some event3variable
Show Hebrew date every day of the year2365
Daf Yomi2365
Daf Yomi and Hebrew date every day of the year1730
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.

iPhone and iPad – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar (without iCloud)

To remove a Hebcal calendar from your iPhone or iPad that was subscribed directly from the iOS device, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings app, then touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Tap Subscribed Calendars:
    hebcal-iphone-calendars-subscribed-2
  3. Tap the Hebcal calendar that you wish to remove from the list of subscribed calendars:
    hebcal-iphone-calendars-subscribed-3
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and tap Delete Account
    hebcal-iphone-calendars-subscribed-4
  5. Tap Delete Account again to confirm.

See also: iCloud – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar