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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 five-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.

Revised 6-20-18

August 2018 - June 2019 

אלול תשע״ח - סיון תשע״ט

August/September 2018   אלול/תשרי תשע״ח/תשע״ט

Date  Event Grade/s Start Time                        End Time                       
Mon, Aug 13 AMUSY Board Meeting and Dinner with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org 9-12 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Wed, Aug 22 Opening Madrichim Training   4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wed, Aug 22 Opening Teacher Meeting and Dinner   6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Aug 24 Shabbat Under the Stars, Gillson Park in Wilmette   6:00 p.m. After Picnic Dinner
Sun, Aug 26 Maot Chitim Rosh Hashanah Delivery to our assigned building   9:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Wed, Sep 5 First day of Wed classes for SJS 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Sun, Sep 9 No SJS Classes -- Erev Rosh Hashanah All    
Mon, Sep 10 & Tue, Sep 11 Rosh Hashanah celebrated @ North Shore Center for Performing Arts & Doubletree (Includes Youth Torah Readings)      
Wed, Sep 12 SJS Resumes 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Fri, Sat, Sun, Sep 14-16 CHUSY Leadership Training Institute (LTI): Holiday Inn Express Palatine http://www.chusy.org 9-12    
Sun, Sep 16 First day of Sun Classes for SJS All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun, Sep 16 Shalom Club and Ruach with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org K-5 12:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Sep 16 Kol Nidre @ North Shore Center for Performing Arts      
Wed, Sep 19 No SJS Classes — Yom Kippur celebrated @ North Shore Center for Performing Arts & Doubletree (Includes Youth Torah Readings)      
Sun, Sep 23 SJS resumes following High Holidays All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun, Sep 23 Gan visit to Rabbi Newman Kamin's Sukkah Pre-K/K 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 30 Simchat Torah Dancing as part of Services in lieu of regular SJS (Includes Youth Torah Readings) All 6:00 p.m.  

 

October 2018         תשרי/חשון תשע״ח

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Wed, Oct 3 Regular SJS resumes 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Sun, Oct 7 Zayin Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 7 9:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Sun, Oct 7 AMUSY Board Meeting and Lunch with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org  9-12 12:15p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Sun, Oct 14 Gimel Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 3 w/families 9:50 a.m. 11:25a.m.
Sun, Oct 14 Zayin (7th) and Prozdor (8th) visit the Ark to sort food 7-8 & a few parent chaperones 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Sun, Oct 14 Shalom Club and Ruach Lunch and Event with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org K-5 and a few parent chaperones 12:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 16 AMUSY & Kadima Lounge Night with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org 6-12 6:15 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Oct 19 CHUSY Regional Friday Night Live http://www.chusy.org 9-12 TBD  
Fri, Oct 19 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) All 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 21 AlephBet Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 1-2 & families 9:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Sun, Oct 21 AMUSY & Kadima Lunch and Event with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org 6-12 12:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

 

November 2018       חשון/כסלו תשע״ח

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Thu,Nov 1 AMUSY & Kadima Lounge Night with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org  6-12 6:15 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Nov 4 Camp Am Yisrael Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin Newborn-3.5 yr olds & families 9:50 a.m. 10:30a.m.
Sun, Nov 4 Prozdor Brunch & Learn with Rabbi Newman Kamin 8 10:30a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Sun, Nov 4 Shalom Club and Ruach Lunch and Event with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org  K-5 and a few parent chaperones 12:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 10 Family Havurah Havdalah & Potluck Dinner at the Feig Home All 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov 9-11 Regional CHUSYFest at Perlstein http://www.chusy.org 9-12 TBD  
Wed, Nov 21 No SJS Classes -- Thanksgiving Break      
Sun, Nov 25 No SJS Classes -- Thanksgiving Break      
Wed, Nov 28 SJS Resumes 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

 

December 2018     כסלו/טבת תשע״ח

Date Event Grade/s Start Time End Time
Sun, Dec 2 Chugim (Electives) Open House & All School Assembly All 10:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Sun, Dec 2 First Chanukah Candle      
Sun, Dec 2 Shalom Club and Ruach Lunch and Event with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org  K-5 and a few parent chaperones 12:15p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Mon,Dec 3 AMUSY & Kadima Chanukah Lounge Night with Morah Sandra smielikamm@amyisrael.org 6-12 6:15 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Wed, Dec 5 Chanukah Games 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
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 TBD  
Sun, Dec 16 Last Day of Sunday SJS classes before Winter Break All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 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
Sun, Jan 6 SJS Sun classes resume All 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Wed, Jan 9 SJS Wed classes resumes 3-7 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Sun, Jan 13 Family Havurah Crade to Crayons Lunch & Mitzvah Program All 12:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan 16 No SJS Classes -- Parent Teacher Conferences for AlephBet through Zayin 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 AlephBet 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 Dalet Brunch & Family Ed with Rabbi Newman Kamin 4 & families 9:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Fri, Feb 8 Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) All 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Feb 10 Heh 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 & Heh help lead services followed by singing Israel-themed songs 4-5 & families 6:00 p.m. 7:00 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.
Fri, Apr 12 Gan & AlephBet 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. 10:30a.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.      

 

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.
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.  

Wed, August 15 2018 4 Elul 5778