Season: Early autumn. September-October
Spiritual Note: Renewed connections to G-d, and new beginnings
Notable Occurrences: The biblical holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Mankind was created on the first day of this month.
Season: Autumn. October-November
Spiritual Note: Rest and reflection
Notable Occurrences: The only month without special holidays or mitzvot (commandments).
This is when we switch to praying for rain in Israel to fall.
Season: Autumn November-December
Spiritual Note: Light in darkness
Notable Occurrences: Hanukkah starts during this month.
Season: Early winter. December-January
Spiritual Note: Mercy
Notable Occurrences: The month starts during Hanukkah, and contains a fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem.
Season: Winter. January
Spiritual Note: Rebirth
Notable Occurrences: The kabbalistic holiday of Tu B’Shevat, a new year for trees.
Season: Winter/Early Spring. January-February-March
Spiritual Note: Increasing joy (which is a mitzvah here!)
Notable Occurrences: The holiday Purim. When there is a leap year, a second Adar is added.
Moses died during Adar.
Season: Early spring. March-April
Spiritual Note: Liberation, freedom
Notable Occurrences: The biblical holiday of Pesach (Passover).
The Jewish nation entered the Land of Israel
Season: Spring. May
Spiritual Note: Blossoming, second chances
Notable Occurrences: Holidays of Lag B’Omer and Pesach Sheni. Full month counting the Omer.
Season: Spring May-June
Spiritual Note: Settledness, completeness, peace.
Notable Occurrences: The biblical holiday of Shavuot, when Am Yisrael received the Torah.
Season: Summer. June-July
Spiritual Note: Mourning; a reduction of joy
Notable Occurrences: 17th of Tammuz, the start of the Three Weeks of mourning.
Season: Summer July-August
Spiritual Note: This month is marked mainly by tragedy, but one day, the birth of Moshiach
Notable Occurrences: The commemorative day of Tisha B’Av holiday of Tu B’Av.
Both 1st and 2nd Temples were destroyed on the 9th of Av
Season: Summer. August-September
Spiritual Note: This is the month of repentance, mercy, and forgiveness.
Notable Occurrences: Blowing the Shofar each day, anticipating the high holidays