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SJS Calendar

Am Yisrael School of Jewish Studies (SJS), Youth Groups Calendar, Special Programs, Parent Involvement, Holidays/Commemorations and/or Days Off.  To access a four-page printable PDF, please click here.  We also have the information of this calendar imported into an online Google Calendar.  Please send us an email by clicking here if you would like access to this electronic calendar which can be used on nearly all electronic devices that have calendars.  Please note, every effort is made to keep these dates, however, they are subject to change should a conflict arise. Events originally published on June 20, 2018 and most recently revised on December 6, 2018.  Please note that events that have been added or modified since the original calendar was published are bolded and in teal color.  

Revised 12-6-18

November 2018 - June 2019 

כסלו תשע״ט - סיון תשע״ט

December 2018     כסלו/טבת תשע״ט

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Fri Dec 7 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) & Chanukah All 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Fri Sat Sun Dec 7-9 Regional Kadima Konvention at Perlstein: http://www.chusy.org 6-8    
Sat Dec 15 Kadima (6th-8th) and AMUSY (9th-12th) Ice Skating with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org 6-12 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Sun Dec 16 Last Day of Sunday SJS classes before Winter Break All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun Dec 16 Dalet (4th) and Hei (5th) Chanukah Sing and Bingo at Lieberman Center in Skokie 4-5 9:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Sun Dec 16

Shalom Club and Ruach Lunch and Event with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org This event was originally scheduled for Dec 2 K-5 and a few parent chaperones 12:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Wed Dec 19 Last Day of Wednesday SJS classes before Winter Break 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Sun-Thu Dec 23-27 International USY Convention, Orlando, Florida: http://usy.org/ic/ic2018/  9-12 TBD  

 

January 2019   טבת/שבט תשע״ט   

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Sat Jan 5

Gan (3.5-6 years old) Families Havdalah and Potluck Dinner at the Rabbi’s Home.  NOTE: This event was originally scheduled as a get-together at the Rabbi’s sukkah.

3.5-6 years old & families 6:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
Sun Jan 6 SJS Sun classes resume All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Wed Jan 9 SJS Wed classes resume 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Fri Jan 11 PJ Shabbat for Newborns through 3rd Grade and Families Newborns through 3rd Grade & families 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wed Jan 16 No SJS Classes -- Parent Teacher Conferences Alef/Bet (1st/2nd) through Zayin (7th) Classes Parents of 1-7 3:45 p.m. 7:35 p.m.
Sat Jan 19 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) (Includes Youth Torah Readings and Kiddush Lunch) All 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Fri Jan 25 Friday Night Live (FNL)   6:00 p.m. 6:40 p.m.
Fri-Sat Jan 25-26 Regional Midwinter Convention http://www.chusy.org 8-12 TBD  
Sat Jan 26 Alef/Bet Havdalah in Sanctuary 1-2 & families 5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

 

February 2019   שבט/אדר א' תשע״ט

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
         
Sun Feb 3 Family Crades to Crayons Lunch & Mitzvah Program. NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Jan 13. All 12:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Fri Feb 8 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) All 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sun Feb 10 Hei Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 5 & families 9:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Sun Feb 17 No SJS Classes -- President's Weekend      
Sun Feb 17-Mon Feb 25 Ta’am Yisrael 8th Grade Trip to Israel https://www.juf.org/cfje/taam_yisrael_about.aspx 8    
Sun Feb 24 Zayin/7th (1/2 of Class)* B'nai Mitzvah Projects Presentation to SJS Community  *Families of B'nai Mitzvah students will be contacted directly All students & families of 5th-7th Graders 9:50 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

 

March 2019   אדר א'/אדר ב' תשע״ט

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Fri Mar 1 Vav & Zayin help lead services 6-7 & families 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sun Mar 3 JUF Brunch   9:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Fri Mar 8 Dalet & Hei help lead services followed by singing Israel-themed songs 4-5 & families 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sat Mar 9

SJS Family Havdalah and Potluck Dinner at the Feig Home.  NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Nov 10

All 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Sun Mar 10 Vav Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 6 & families 9:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Sun Mar 10 Regional Kadima Day http://www.chusy.org 5-8 TBD  
Sat Mar 16 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) (Includes Youth Torah Readings and Kiddush Lunch) All 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sun Mar 17 Purim Carnival begins after Sunday Morning Minyan All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Wed Mar 20 Purim Megillah Reading & Festivities (Includes Youth Megillah Readings) NOTE: Regular SJS meets from 4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. All 5:45 p.m. 7:45 p.m.
Sun Mar 24 No SJS Classes -- Spring Break      
Sun Mar 24-Mon Apr 1 Ta'am Yisrael 8th Grade Trip to Israel https://www.juf/org/cfje/taam_yisrael_about.aspx 8    
Wed Mar 27 No SJS Classes -- Spring Break      
Sun Mar 31 No SJS Classes -- Spring Break      

 

April 2019   אדר ב'/ניסן תשע״ט

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Wed Apr 3 Wed SJS resumes 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Fri Sat, Sun Apr 5-7 Regional Kinnus http://www.chusy.org 8-12 TBD  
Sun Apr 7 Sun SJS resumes All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun Apr 7 Dalet Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Sun Feb 3  4 & families 9:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Fri Apr 12 Gan & Alef/Bet help lead services PreK/K, 1, 2 & families 6:00 p.m. 6:40 p.m.
Sun Apr 14 Zayin/7th (1/2 of Class)* B'nai Mitzvah Projects Presentation to SJS Community  *Families of B'nai Mitzvah students will be contacted directly All students & families of 5th-7th Graders 9:50 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sun Apr 14 Maot Chitim Pesach Delivery to our assigned building   9:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Fri Apr 19 & Sat Apr 20 Pesach Seders      
Sun Apr 21 No SJS Classes -- Pesach Break      
Wed Apr 24 Wed SJS resumes - Chol Ha'Moed Pesach 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Sat Apr 27 Intergenerational Torah Reading as part of Shabbat/Pesach Service: Open to entire Am Yisrael community (Includes Kiddush Lunch)   9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sun Apr 28 Sun SJS resumes All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun Apr 28 Zayin Field Trip to Holocaust Museum in Skokie NOTE: SJS begins at regular time for Zayin at Am Yisrael; pick up is at the museum in Skokie at 2:00 p.m.      
Sun Apr 28 Rabbi Newman Kamin reads a story to Camp Am Yisrael Newborn through 3.5 years old with accompanying adult 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sun Apr 28 High School session with Rabbi Newman Kamin High School First Years, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors 10:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

 

May-June 2019   ניסן/אייר תשע״ט

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Fri May 3 Gimel helps lead services and receives Siddur Lev Shalem 3 & families 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sun May 5 Yom HaShoah Commemoration NOTE: Parents of all SJS students are encouraged to attend. 6-12 & All families 10:30 a.m. 11:25a.m.
Fri May 10

Honor High School SJS Madrichim Completing 12th Grade

12 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sat May 11 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) (Includes Youth Torah Readings and Kiddush Lunch) All 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sun May 12 Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut Class Commemorations and Celebrations during SJS NOTE: Please wear blue and white or Israel-themed clothing All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Wed May 15 Musical Drama Chug Presentation in Sanctuary NOTE: SJS begins at the regular 4:15 p.m. and including this program goes through the regular 6:15 p.m. 3-7 & families of Musical Drama Chug students 5:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Wed May 15 Last day of Wed SJS for 2018-2019 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Wed May 15 Closing Teacher Meeting & Dinner   6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Fri May 17 Friday Night Live (FNL)   6:00 p.m. 6:40 p.m.
Sun May 19 Last day of Sun SJS for 2018-2019 NOTES: Regular Hours: The day includes Chugim Open House (10:30 a.m.); Prozdor & Pardes Presentations (11:00 a.m.) & All School Closing Assembly (11:50 a.m.) All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun Jun 9 Shavuot (Includes Youth Torah Readings and Kiddush Lunch)   9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Please note, every effort is made to keep these dates, however, they are subject to change should a conflict arise. Events originally published on June 20, 2018 and most recently revised on December 6, 2018.  Please note that events that have been added or modified since the original calendar was published are bolded and in teal color.  

Wed, December 12 2018 4 Tevet 5779