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Shabbat Shekalim / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים

Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar 🕍

Shabbat Shekalim for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on . This corresponds to Parashat Vayakhel.

Shabbat Shekalim (“Sabbath [of] shekels” שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tent of Meeting. The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 is read. This Shabbat takes place on the Shabbat before the 1st of the Hebrew calendar month of Adar, or on the 1st of Adar itself if it falls on Shabbat. In leap years on the Hebrew calendar, when there are two months of Adar, Shabbat Shekalim is on the Shabbat before the 1st of Adar II (or on the 1st of Adar II itself if it is Shabbat).

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Dates for Shabbat Shekalim

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Shekalim 2020
Parashat Mishpatim
27 Sh'vat 5780
Shabbat Shekalim 2021
Parashat Mishpatim
1 Adar 5781
Shabbat Shekalim 2022
Parashat Vayakhel
25 Adar I 5782
Shabbat Shekalim 2023
Parashat Mishpatim
27 Sh'vat 5783
Shabbat Shekalim 2024
Parashat Vayakhel
29 Adar I 5784
Shabbat Shekalim 2025
Parashat Terumah
1 Adar 5785
Shabbat Shekalim 2026
Parashat Mishpatim
27 Sh'vat 5786
Shabbat Shekalim 2027
Parashat Vayakhel
27 Adar I 5787


Shabbat Shekalim / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים

  1. maf: Exodus 30:11-30:16 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: II Kings 12:1-17 · 17 p’sukim

Shabbat Shekalim (on Rosh Chodesh)

  1. 7: Numbers 28:9-28:15 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. maf: Exodus 30:11-30:16 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: II Kings 12:1-17 · 17 p’sukim


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Shabbat Shekalim – of Shekels" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary

The Jewish Holidays
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