Lag BaOmer resources from the Lookstein Center

April 2021

Source: Lookstein Center


Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day of Sefirat Ha’Omer, the count of seven weeks between the Pesach and Shavuot holidays. This date is also the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the founder of the Kabbalah movement. On the Hebrew calendar, its official date is the 18th of Iyyar.

Many people celebrate Lag BaOmer with bonfires, picnics, weddings, and live music (for many Ashkenazic Jews, this marks the start of the celebratory season, since the first half of the Omer count has now been completed). In Israel, many Jews make the pilgrimage to Meron in Northern Israel, to the burial site of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Here is a collection of Lag BaOmer lesson plans, videos, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators. 

Updated: Apr. 22, 2021