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SJS Calendar

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

Revised 1-29-18

January 2018 through June 2018 (5778)

January, 2018

Wed, Jan 31 Tu B'Shevat


February, 2018

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

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

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

Sun, Feb 11 Sofer on Site Educational Programming and Torah Letter Writing Opportunity in our new scroll, Details TBA

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

Sun, Feb 25 Purim Carnival begins after Sunday Morning Minyan 9:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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

Wed, Feb 28 Purim Celebration: 5:45pm Free Pizza Dinner (RSVP Required) & Megillah Reading 6:15pm


March, 2018

Sun, Mar 3 Family Havurah Havdalah at the Feig Home for those with a child in 6th Grade and younger (older siblings are welcome to attend) 6:00pm-8:00pm

Sun, Mar 4 Vav (6th) Brunch, Shalva & Moving Traditions Family Education Program 9:50am -11:25am

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

Sun, Mar 11 JUF Brunch featuring Guest Speaker Izzy Ezagui 9:45am-11:30am

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

Fri, Mar 30 First Passover Seder

Sat, Mar 31 Second Passover Seder


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)

Thu, Apr 12 Yom HaShoah

Fri, Apr 13 Friday Night Live (FNL), 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.

Wed, Apr 18 Yom HaZikaron

Thu, Apr 19 Yom Ha'atzmaut

Fri, Apr 20 Gan (3-6 yr), Aleph (1st) & Bet (2nd) lead portion of service 6:00pm

Fri, Apr 27 Dalet (4th) and Heh (5th) help lead services, 6:00pm

Sun, Apr 29 Sofer on Site Educational Programming and Torah Letter Writing Opportunity in our new scroll, Details TBA


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 RESCHEDULED and now combined with Torah Dedication program on Sun, May 20

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 & High School SJS Madrichim Completing 12th Grade Honored


June, 2018

Fri, June 1 Friday Night Live (FNL), 6:00pm 



Please note, every effort is made to keep these dates, however, they are subject to change should a conflict arise. Events in orange font have been added or modified since the orignal SJS calendar was published in Summer 2017.  Please refer to Am Yisrael SJS Calendar on website for any updates:

Wed, June 20 2018 7 Tammuz 5778