News & Calendar

Jackson Religious School Calendar
2018 – 2019 / 5777 – 5778

September, 2018

9/3: Labor Day

9/5: Faculty Orientation; Meet the Morim (Teachers)!

9/9: Erev Rosh Hashanah

9/10 – 9/11: Rosh Hashanah (No RS)

9/12: Religious School: first day!

9/15: Shabbat School

9/17: Religious School

9/18: Kol Nidre

9/18-9/19: Yom Kippur (No RS)

9/22: Shabbat School

9/23-9/25: Sukkot (No RS)

Sukkot starts at sundown on 9/23 and ends at sundown on 10/2.

9/26: RS

9/28: Shabbat Sukkot Family Dinner

9/29: No SS

 

October

10/1: Shemini Atzeret (No RS)

10/2: Simchat Torah

10/3: RS

10/6: No SS

10/8: Columbus Day (No RS)

10/10: RS

10/13: SS, Jr. Congregation

10/15 & 10/17: RS

10/20: SS

10/22 & 10/24: RS

10/27: SS, Family Service

10/29 & 10/31: RS

 

November

11/3: SS, Jr. Congregation

11/5: RS

11/7: RS, Dalet/4th grade Mishpacha Day, Dalet/4th grade parent B’nei Mitzvah meeting

11/10: SS

11/12: RS

11/14: RS, Gimmel/3rd grade Mishpacha Day

11/17: SS, Family Service

11/19: RS

11/21 & 11/24: No RS/SS

11/26 : RS

11/28: RS, Dr. Ruth visit

 

December

12/1: SS, Jr. Congregation, Pajama Havdallah

Chanukah starts at sundown on 12/2 and ends at sundown on 12/10.

12/3: RS

12/5: RS, Gan/K Mishpacha Day, RS Chanukah Dinner

12/8: SS

12/10: RS

12/12: RS, Bet/2nd grade Mishpacha Day

12/15: SS, Family Service

12/17: RS

12/19: RS, Alef/1st grade Mishpacha Day

12/20-1/6: Winter break (No RS)

 

January, 2019

1/7 & 1/9: RS resumes

1/12: SS, Family Service

1/14: RS

1/16: RS, Hey/5th grade Mishpacha Day

1/19 & 1/21: MLK weekend (No SS/RS)

1/21: Tu B’shevat

1/23: Parent Teacher Conferences (No RS)

1/26: SS, Jr. Congregation, Pajama Havdallah

1/28: RS

1/30: RS, Vav/6th grade Mishpacha Day

 

February

2/2: SS, Family Service

2/4 & 2/6: RS

2/9: SS, Jr. Congregation

2/11 & 2/13: RS

2/16-2/23: President’s Week (No RS/SS)

2/25 & 2/27: RS

2/27: Dalet/4th grade Siddur Workshop with parents

 

March

3/2: SS

3/4 & 3/6: RS

3/6: Dalet/4th grade Siddur Workshop with parents

3/9: SS, Jr. Congregation

3/11 & 3/13: RS

3/16: SS

3/17: Purim Carnival

3/18 & 3/20: RS

3/20: Megillah reading/Purim

3/21: Purim

3/23: SS (review week), Family Service

3/25-3/30: RS (review week/private school Spring Break)

3/30- Pajama Havdallah

 

April

4/1 & 4/3: RS

4/6: SS, Family Service

4/8 & 4/10: RS

4/13: SS, Jr. Congregation

4/15 & 4/17: RS

4/19-4/27: Passover (No RS/SS)

Passover starts at sundown on 4/19 and ends at sundown on 4/27.

4/29: RS resumes

 

May

5/1: RS

5/2: Yom Hashoah

5/4: SS, Jr. Congregation

5/6 & 5/8: RS

5/9: Yom Ha’atzmaut

5/11: SS

5/13 & 5/15: RS

5/18: SS, Family Service

5/20: RS

5/22: RS, last day, JRS Family BBQ

 

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: 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.

Family Service: We are piloting a monthly family-oriented Shabbat service for our K-6th grade students and their families. Families will pray, sing, and learn together through discussion, activities, singing and learning more about Shabbat services.

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 5:15-6 pm.