Academic Calendar 2018-2019


Sept. 3 Labor Day Campus Closed
Sept. 4 First day of classes, College; Hakhel (Convocation)
Sept. 7 No classes  Campus open
Sept. 9 Erev Rosh HaShannah Campus closes at 1pm
Sept. 10-11 Rosh HaShannah Campus Closed
Sept. 10-19 No classes: Rosh Hashanna through Yom Kippur  
Sept. 18 Erev Yom Kippur Campus closes at 1pm
Sept. 19 Yom Kippur Campus closed
Sept. 20-21 Classes held Campus open
Sept. 21 Add/drop period for fall semester ends
Sept. 23 Erev Sukkot Campus closes at 1pm  
Sept. 24-25 Sukkot Campus closed
Sept. 26-28 Intermediate days of Sukkot; Classes held
Sept. 27 Monday Classes held
Sept. 30 Hoshana Rabba services in Beit Midrash  Campus closes at 1pm
Oct. 1-2 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Campus closed
Oct. 10 Monday Classes Held
Oct. 12-14 Rabbinical School/School of Jewish Music Shabbaton at Camp Yavneh
Oct. 14 JTFGB Program Kick-off Retreat
Oct. 15 Installation of new college president, Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Nov. 12 Ta Sh'ma No regular classes
Nov. 13 Ta Sh'ma Regular classes held
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving break begins Campus closes at 1pm
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Campus closed
Dec. 2-10 Hanukkah Campus open
Dec. 21 Last day of fall classes
Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2019 Winter break Campus closed

SPRING SEMESTER 2019: Feb. 4 - May 17
Date Event Notes
Jan. 2 Campus reopens   
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr., Day Campus closed
Jan. 22-Jan 25 Winter Break Seminar: Introduction to Christianity for Year 1 rabbinical students
Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Rabbinical School Winter Seminar  
Feb. 4 Spring Semester Begins (College)  
Feb. 11 Add/drop ends (College)
Feb.  18 President's Day Campus closed
March 6 Yom Iyyun No classes
March 20 Erev Purim Campus closes at 1pm
March 21 Purim Campus closed  
April 9 Yom Iyyun No classes
April 19 Erev Pesach; no classes Campus closes at 1pm
April 22-24 Intermediate days of Pesach; no classes Campus open
April 25 Erev last two days of Pesach; no classes Campus closes at 1pm
April 26-27 7th and 8th days of Pesach Campus closed 
May 2 Yom Hashoah  
May 7 Yom HaZikaron  
May 8 Yom HaAtzma'ut No morning classes
May 17 Last day of spring classes
May 27 Memorial Day  Campus closed
May 29 JTFGB Grant Presentation Ceremony
June 2 Graduation/Ordination (Yom  Yerushalayim)
June 4-July 28 School of Jewish Music Prayer Leader Summer Institute
June 9-10 Shavuot Campus closed
June 17 First day of summer classes