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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:

Microsoft Outlook Jewish holidays download for Office 365

Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to newer versions of Microsoft Outlook.

This technique uses Outlook’s “Internet Calendar Subscription” feature which keeps a separate calendar from your primary calendar. The calendar appears as an “overlay” and can be managed separately from your main calendar.

This method is preferred for newer versions, e.g. Office 365, Outlook 2013, etc. If you plan to sync Outlook with a BlackBerry, consider using the old-style Outlook CSV instructions instead.

  1. Open a web browser on your Microsoft Windows computer.
    1. to download holidays and candle-lighting times, navigate to https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal
    2. OR, to download Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar, navigate to https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit
  2. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
  3. Click the Download… button
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  4. Select the Outlook option from the Download dialog box
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  5. Click on the Download Outlook Internet Calendar Subscription button
  6. You might be prompted to acknowledge that you are opening a hyperlink. You should click Yes.
  7. Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, 2010, or 2013 will start up
  8. At the prompt, Add this Internet Calendar to Outlook and subscribe to updates, click Yes.
  9. The Internet Calendar opens in side-by-side view in the Outlook Calendar and is added to the Navigation Pane in Calendar view under Other Calendars. The calendar will check periodically for any updates made by the calendar publisher.

For more details, see Add an Internet Calendar Subscription to Outlook from Microsoft’s support site.

CSV Jewish holiday download for older versions of Microsoft Outlook

Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar to older versions of Microsoft Outlook. This article applies to Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 for Windows.

First, you’ll need to download an Outlook CSV (Comma-separated values) file from hebcal.com:

1. Open a web browser on your Microsoft Windows computer.

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

3. Click the Download… button

4. Select the CSV option from the Download dialog box

5. In the dialog box, select one of the two Download buttons – either Outlook CSV – USA date format (month/day/year) or Outlook CSV – European date format (day/month/year) (depending on whether you want USA or European date formats).

6. When prompted, specify a convenient name and location for the hebcal_DATE_LOCATION.csv file in the “Save As” dialogue box. We recommend saving the file on the Desktop

Next, import that file into Outlook:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
  2. Select the File -> Import and Export… menu option
  3. Select “Import from another program or file” and click Next
  4. Select “Comma Separated Values (Windows)” and click Next
  5. Find the hebcal_DATE_LOCATION.csv file you downloaded and select “Do not import duplicate items” and click Next
  6. Select Calendar and click Next. This will import your chosen file

Included in the Hebcal Jewish holiday downloads are options to select major holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Pesach, etc.), minor holidays (Purim, Chanukah, etc.), special Shabbatot, public fasts (Tish’a B’Av, etc.), Rosh Chodesh, and modern holidays (Yom HaAtzma’ut, etc.).

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 https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal
    2. OR, to download Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar, navigate to https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit
  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.