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macOS Calendar Jewish holidays download

Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed in on macOS (formerly called Mac OS X) desktop:

1. Open a web browser on your macOS computer.

2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button

3. Click the Download… button

4. Select the Apple option from the download dialog box

5. Click on the grey “Subscribe on iPhone, iPad & macOS” button

6. Click Allow if your browser prompts you Do you want to allow this page to open “Calendar”?

7. Apple Calendar (OS X Mountain Lion and later) or iCal (OS X Lion and earlier) will start up

8. Click Subscribe in the “Calendar URL” dialog box

9. In the next dialog box, uncheck the “Remove Alerts” option if you wish to be notified of candle-lighting and Havdalah times.

macOS Calendar Info dialog box v3

10. Choose the Location for your subscription

  • Use iCloud if you wish to synchronize with other Apple devices such as iPhone or iPad
  • Use On My Mac if you wish to have the calendar subscription only on your desktop/laptop

11. Click OK

12. Congratulations! You should now see the Hebcal holiday calendar on your Calendar app

Apple macOS – delete Hebcal Jewish calendar

Follow these instructions if you no longer wish to subscribe to Hebcal in the native on macOS (formerly called iCal on Mac OS X).

(If you inadvertently merged the Hebcal calendar events with your personal calendar and you didn’t use the Subscription feature, use our delete Hebcal merged events instructions instead.)

Deleting a calendar subscription is easy, and it removes the entire calendar and all the events it contains from your computer.

  1. Select the Hebcal calendar you want to delete in the calendar list on the left side of
  2. Choose Edit > Delete.

Here’s an example screenshot:

Mac Desktop or iCloud Calendar – delete Hebcal Jewish calendar merged events

Follow these steps to remove Hebcal events from your macOS Desktop calendar or iCloud calendar and you didn’t use the Subscription feature.

(If you subscribed to a Hebcal in Apple on macOS, follow our delete/unsubscribe from Mac Calendar (iCal) instructions.)

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

For example, in the image below, note that the “Home” calendar is checked.


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. Scroll to the bottom, and holding down the Shift key, click on the last item in the search results pane on the right


4. Press the Delete key, or use the Edit Delete menu to remove the events.

We’ve tested these instructions on macOS 10.9 Mavericks and macOS 10.10.2 Yosemite.