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SJS Calendar

Am Yisrael School of Jewish Studies (SJS)
Parent Involvement Calendar of Events & Days Off

August 2017 through May 2018 (5778)

 

August & September, 2017

Fri, Aug 25 Shabbat Under the Stars, Gillson Park in Wilmette 6:00 pm

Wed, Sep 6 First day of Wednesday Classes for SJS

Sun, Sep 10 First day of Sunday Classes for SJS  includes early dismissal TBD for those attending White Sox game in which Cantor Simon sings National Anthem

Wed, Sep 20 No SJS Classes – Erev Rosh Hashanah

 

October, 2017

Sun, Oct 1 No SJS Classes – Day after Yom Kippur

Wed, Oct 4 SJS @ 4:15 p.m.; including Erev Sukkot services, Details TBD

Wed, Oct 11 SJS @ 4:15 p.m.; followed by SImchat Torah dancing; Details TBD

Sun, Oct 8 Camp Am Yisrael (0-3 yr) & Gan (3-6 yr) visit to Rabbi Newman Kamin’s Sukkah, 11am–12 pm

Fri, Oct 27-Sat, Oct 28 Family Retreat at Daniel M. Soref Education and Retreat Center in Fredonia, WI

 

November, 2017

Sat, Nov 4 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)

Sun, Nov 5 Prozdor (8th) Student Brunch & Learn with Rabbi Newman Kamin 10:30am-11:25am

Sun, Nov 5 Zayin (7th) going to the ARK to sort food

Sun, Nov 12 Zayin (7th) Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 9:50 am-11:25 am

Wed, Nov 22 No SJS Classes – Thanksgiving Break

Sun, Nov 26 No SJS Classes – Thanksgiving Break

Wed, Nov 29 SJS Resumes

 

December, 2017

Sun, Dec 3 Gimel (3rd) Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 9:50am – 11:25am

Sun, Dec 10 Aleph (1st) Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 9:50am -11:25am

Fri, Dec 15 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) & Chanukah 6:00pm (Light oneg to follow)

Sun, Dec 17 No SJS Classes – Winter Break through Sun, Dec 31

 

January, 2018

Wed, Jan 3 SJS Resumes

Sun, Jan 7 Vav (6th) Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin & Shalva Program 9:50am – 11:25am

Wed, Jan 10 No SJS Classes – Parent Teacher Conferences (Bet through Zayin Classes)

Sat, Jan 13 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)

Sat, Jan 20 Bet (2nd) Havdalah in Sanctuary 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Sun, Jan 21 Pardes (9th & 10th) Student Brunch & Learn with Rabbi Newman Kamin 10:30am – 11:25am

Fri, Jan 26 Dalet (4th) & Heh (5th) Classes lead portion of services as part of FNL 6:00pm

Sun, Jan 28 Chugim (Electives) Open House 10:45 am & All School Assembly 11:15am-12:15pm

 

February, 2018

Fri, Feb 2 Gimel (3rd) helps lead services, combined with Siddur Ceremony 6:00pm

Sun, Feb 4 Bet Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbin Newman Kamin 9:50am – 11:25am

Fri, Feb 9 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 6:00pm (Lite Oneg to follow)

Sun, Feb 11 Heh (5th) Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 9:50am – 11:25am

Sun, Feb 18 No SJS Classes– President’s Weekend

Wed, Feb 28 Purim Megillah Reading and Festivities, Time TBD

 

March, 2018

Sat, Mar 10 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)

Sun, Mar 18 Dalet (4th) Leads minyan followed by Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 9:15am – 11:25am

Sun, Mar 18 Zayin (7th) B’nai Mitzvah Projects Presentation 11:30am – 12:15pm

Sun, Mar 25 No SJS Classes –Spring Break and Pesach through Sunday, Apr 1

 

April, 2018

Wed, Apr 4 SJS Resumes: SJS in session during Chol HaMoed Pesach

Sat, Apr 7 Intergenerational Torah Reading 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)

Fri, Apr 13 Gan (3-6 yr), Aleph (1st) & Bet (2nd) lead portion of service 6:00pm

Sun, Apr 15 Yom HaShoah Commemoration for 6th-12th Grades 10:30am – 11:25am. Parents of all SJS students are encouraged to attend.

Fri, Apr 27 Dalet (4th) and Heh (5th) help lead services as part of Friday Night Live (FNL) 6:00pm

 

May, 2018

Sun, May 6 Chugim (Electives) Open House 10:45am & Pardes (9th & 10th) Reflection Speeches & All School Assembly 11:15am-12:15 p.m.

Sun, May 6 Israel Solidarity Day @ Ravinia following SJS; Details TBA

Fri, May 11 High School SJS Madrichim Completing 12th Grade Honored 6:00pm

Wed, May 16 Musical Drama Chug Production in Sanctuary 5:45pm – 6:15pm

Wed, May 16 Last day of Wednesday Classes for SJS

Sun, May 20 Last day of Sunday Classes for SJS; SJS begins at regular time in Sanctuary, Shavuot Student Torah Readings

 

 

Please note, every effort is made to keep these dates, however, they are subject to change should a conflict arise. Please refer to Am Yisrael SJS Calendar on website for any updates: https://www.amyisrael.org/sjs-calendar.html

Thu, August 17 2017 25 Av 5777