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Hebrew School Calendar (Grades Pre K - 7)

Bnai Israel Hebrew School and Youth/Family Programming

Key: Normal Class Session, Youth Programming, Family Session, School Break, Holiday School Programming

All Hebrew School classes are Sunday from 9:30 - 12:00 PM at Bnai Israel, unless otherwise noted

Sept 10     First day of Hebrew School, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Welcome Back to School Party outside at 11:30 AM

High Holiday Programming - Please refer to the High Holiday emails and the website for service times.  Please also register for Children's Services and Babysitting

Sept 15     Erev Rosh Hashanah Services and Dinner, 6:00 PM (Babysitting available 6:00 - 7:30                                  PM)

Sept 16     First Day Rosh Hashanah, Family Educational Service, 10:30 AM (Babysitting available                             10:00 - 12:00 PM)

Sept 17     Second Day Rosh Hashanah, Family Educational Service, 10:30 AM (Babysitting                                       available 10:00 - 12:00 PM)

Sept 24     Sukkot Decorations during Hebrew School

Sept 25     Yom Kippur, Family Educational service, 11:00 AM (Babysitting available 10:00 - 12:00 PM),                       Neilah 6:45 PM,  followed by Break Fast (Babysitting available 6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Sept 29     Musical Friday Night Shabbat Service and Men’s Club Dinner in the Sukkah

Oct 1        Snacks in the Sukkah, Sukkot Celebration at the Jaeger Bender House

Oct 8        Simchat Torah Service and Party, 10:00 - 12:00 PM

Oct 15      Normal Session

Oct 15      Jungle Rapids following Hebrew School

Oct 18       Cape Fear Museum of History and Science Visit

Oct 22      Normal Session

Oct 29      School Break

Nov 5       BIC 125th Year Celebration

Nov 11     Saturday Learner’s Minyan and Junior Congregation

Nov 19     Normal session

Nov 26     Thanksgiving Break

Dec 3       Normal session

Please refer to BIC emails and the website for all Hanukkah activities

Dec 9       Havdalah, Pizza & Movie Night, 5:30 PM (Havdalah at 5:43 PM)

Dec 8       Special Musical Friday Night Services Family Session

Dec 10      Normal Session

Dec 11      Hanukkah over the Bridge

Dec 13     Joint BIC/TOI Hanukkah Party,  4:30 PM

Dec 14      8th Night of Hanukkah at Jaeger Bender House

Dec 17      School Break 

Dec 24      School Break 

Dec 31      School Break

Jan 7         Normal Session

Jan 14       MLK Break – We hope to march in the parade together as a school Monday Jan 15, details                        TBD

Jan 21       Tu Bishvat Family Session joint with TOI

Jan 26       Friday Night Services led by Hebrew School

Jan 28       Normal session 

Feb 4        Normal Session

Feb 4        Bowling following Hebrew School

Feb 11      Normal Session

Feb 18      Presidents Break

Feb 23      Friday Night Services led by Hebrew School

Feb 25      Normal Session, (Sisterhood Art Show)

Mar 2        Saturday Learner’s Minyan and Junior Congregation

Mar 3        Normal Session

Mar 3        Board games and desserts at Sideboard Cafe following Hebrew School

Mar 10      Normal Session

Mar 17      Normal Session

Mar 24      Purim Celebration Joint with TOI 10:30 AM Purim Shpiel, 11:00 - 1:00 PM Carnival

Mar 31      School Break 

Apr 7        School Break 

Apr 14      Chocolate Seder

Apr 21      Normal Session, featuring Bedikat and Biur Chametz (searching for/burning Chametz)

Apr 22      Abbreviated Tot/Young Family Musical Passover Seder

Apr 23      Community Second Night Seder 

Apr 28      Passover Break

May 5       Last Day of School Trip to Raleigh, Details TBD

May 19     Greater Jewish Wilmington Yom Ha’atzmaut Event, 11:00 - 1:00 PM, Long Leaf Park (Shelter 4)

May 26     Lag Ba’Omer Family Cook Out

Jul 14       Midsummer Hebrew and Tots Hang Out at Rabbi Bender’s House

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