News & Calendar

Jackson Religious School Calendar
2017 – 2018 / 5777 – 5778

 

September, 2017                                                            

9/4: Labor Day

9/6: Faculty Orientation

9/13: Religious School: first day for everyone

9/16: Shabbat School, Junior Congregation

9/18: RS

9/20: Erev Rosh Hashanah (No RS)

9/20-9/22: Rosh Hashanah (No RS)

9/23: No Shabbat School

9/25 & 9/27: RS

9/29: Kol Nidre

9/30: Yom Kippur (No Shabbat School)

October, 2017

10/2: RS

10/4: Erev Sukkot (No RS)

Sukkot begins at sundown on October 4 and ends at sundown on October 13.

10/7: Sukkot (No RS)

10/9: Columbus Day (No RS)

10/11: Erev Shemini Atzeret (No RS)

10/12: Shemini Atzeret

10/13: Simchat Torah

10/14: Shabbat School, Junior Congregation

10/16 & 10/18: RS

10/21: SS

10/23 & 10/25: RS

10/28: SS, Junior Congregation

10/30: RS

November, 2017

11/1: RS

11/4: SS

11/6 & 11/8: RS

11/11: SS, Junior Congregation

11/13 & 11/15: RS

11/18: SS, Junior Congregation

11/20: RS

11/22-11/26: Thanksgiving weekend (No RS/SS)

11/27 & 11/29: RS

December, 2017

12/2: SS, Junior Congregation

12/2: Havdalah Pajama Program (K-4)

12/4 & 12/6: RS

12/6: Kitah Zayin Mishpacha Day

12/9: SS

12/11 & 12/13: RS

12/13: Kitah Bet Mishpacha Day

12/16: SS, Junior Congregation

12/18 & 12/20: RS

12/25 – 1/8: Winter Break (No RS)

January, 2018

1/8: RS resumes

1/10: RS

1/13: MLK Weekend (no SS)

1/15: MLK Day (no RS)

1/17: RS

1/20: SS, JC

1/22: RS

1/24: Parent Teacher Conferences (No RS)

1/27: SS, JC

1/29 & 1/31: RS

1/31: Tu B’shevat

1/31: Kitah Gimel Mishpacha Day

February, 2018

2/3: SS

2/5 & 2/7: RS

2/7: Gan Mishpacha Day

2/10: SS, JC

2/12 & 2/14: RS

2/14: Kitah Aleph Mishpacha Day

2/17 – 2/25: President’s Week break (No RS/SS)

2/24: JC

2/26: RS

2/28: RS

2/28: Megillah Reading/Purim

2/29: Purim

March, 2018

3/3: SS

3/4: Purim Carnival

3/5 & 3/7: RS

3/7: Kitah Dalet Mishpacha Day

3/10: SS, JC

3/12 & 3/14: RS

3/14: Kitah Hay Mishpacha Day

3/17: SS

3/19 & 3/21: RS

3/21: Kitah Vav Mishpacha Day

3/24 – 4/7: Spring/Passover break (No RS/SS)

3/30: First Seder/Passover

Pesach begins at sundown on March 30 and ends at sundown on April 7.

April, 2018

4/9: RS resumes

4/11: RS

4/12: Yom Hashoah

4/14: SS, JC

4/16 & 4/18: RS

4/19: Yom Ha’atzmaut

4/21: SS

4/21: Havdalah Pajama Program

4/23 & 4/25: RS

4/28: SS, JC

4/30: RS

May, 2018

5/2: RS

5/5: SS, JC

5/7 & 5/9: RS

5/12: SS, JC

5/14: RS

5/16: RS, last day

5/21-5/23: Shavuot

Religious School Timing:

Gan (Kindergarten): Wednesdays: 4:00-5:45pm

Kitah Aleph (1st grade): Wednesdays: 4:00-6:00pm

Kitah Bet (2nd grade): Wednesdays: 4:00-6:00pm

Kitah Gimel (3rd grade): Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00-6:00pm

Kitah Dalet (4th grade): Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Kitah Hay (5th grade): Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Kitah Vav (6th grade): Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Kitah Zayin (7th grade): Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00pm

Shabbat School (open to 3rd-6th graders if enrolled): Saturdays: 9:00-10:30am

Program Key:

Junior Congregation (JC): Our Junior Congregation teaches children from grades 3 to 6 to better understand and appreciate the Shabbat Service. We place students in age-appropriate groups, where they participate in activities ranging from studying the Shabbat prayers and service, to group discussions about Torah passages.

Havdalah Pajama Extravaganza: Kids night IN, Parents night OUT! Bring your kids to Havdalah PJ Extravaganza where they’ll have dinner, watch a movie, and play games while the parents enjoy a night out. We’ll either start or end the evening with a short Havdalah service, depending on the season (in the Winter, Shabbat ends early; in the Spring, Shabbat ends late!)

Mishpacha Day (Family Day): Each class will have their own Mishpacha  Day where parents will be invited into the Religious School to learn alongside their children. Teachers will prepare special lessons that include parent and child learning as well as a chance for the classroom to come together as a smaller community within the larger community of the Religious School. Mishpacha days for Kindergarten through sixth grade will take place from 5:15-6pm and Mishpacha Day for Kitah Zayin will take place from 6-7pm.