This calendar and holiday guide has been prepared by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island to assist public officials, school administrators, teachers and private employers in planning classes and events that will not conflict with the observance of major Jewish holidays.
The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of any American to practice their religion. We hope that all Americans will respect the religious practices of their fellow citizens and permit the observance of holy days without penalty or constraint.
Explained in this guide are the biblically mandated Jewish holidays when work or school attendance is traditionally prohibited. Jewish individuals may be absent from school and work on those days. While there are other holidays on the Jewish calendar, these are the holidays when work is expressly forbidden.
For more information contact the Jewish Alliance at 401.421.4111.