Academic Calendar

Winter and Spring Semester 2021: Jan. 4 -May 21

DateEventNotes
Jan. 4Campus Reopens
Jan. 18Martin Luther King Jr., DayCampus closed
Jan. 19-22Rabbinical and Cantorial January Intensive Seminars
Jan. 25-29Rabbinical and Cantorial Winter Seminar
Feb. 1First day of spring classes
Feb. 8Add/drop period ends
Feb. 15President's DayCampus closed
Feb. 19-20Rabbinical and Cantorial Shabbaton-in-Newton
Feb. 25Erev PurimCampus closes at 1 PM
Feb. 26PurimCampus closed
March 27Erev PesachCampus closed
March 28-29PesachCampus closed
March 30-April 1No classes Campus open
April 2Erev end of PesachCampus closed
April 5Classes resumeCampus open
April 8Yom HaShoah
April 14Yom HaZikaron
April 15Yom HaAtzma'ut Campus-wide day of learning
April 22Me'ah Graduation
May 2Hebrew College Spring Benefit
May 14Last day of spring classes
May 16Prozdor Graduation
May 16Erev ShavuotCampus closes at 1 PM
May 17-18ShavuotCampus closed
May 21Last day to turn in spring semester work
May 28Spring semester grades due
May 31Memorial DayCampus closed
TBDJTFGB Grant Ceremony
June 3Project/Thesis Presentation Day
June 6Graduation & Ordination

Fall Semester 2020: Aug. 31-Dec. 23

DateEventNotes
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4Rabbinic and Cantorial Orientation
Sept. 7Labor DayCampus closed

Sept. 8Hakhel, opening convocation
Sept. 8First day of fall classes
Sept. 16Add/Drop period ends
Sept. 18Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 19-20Rosh HashanahCampus closed
Sept. 21-25No classes: Rosh Hashanah through Yom KippurCampus open
Sept. 27Erev Yom KippurCampus closes at 1 PM
Sept. 28Yom KippurCampus closed
Oct. 2Erev Sukkot
Oct. 3-4SukkotCampus closed
Oct. 5-9Intermediate days of Sukkot, classes held
Oct. 9Hoshana Rabbah
Oct. 10-11Shmini Atzeret/ Simchat TorahCampus closed
Oct. 16-18Rabbinical/Cantorial Shabbaton
Nov. 3Election Day, classes heldCampus open
Nov. 11Veteran's Day, classes heldCampus open
Nov. 16-17Ta Sh'ma Open House for prospective rabbinical and cantorial students
Nov. 25Day before ThanksgivingCampus closes at 1 PM
Nov. 26-27Thanksgiving HolidayCampus closed
Dec. 10Hanukkah begins
Dec. 18Last day of fall classes
Dec. 23Last day to turn in fall semester work
Dec. 24Winter Break beginsCampus closes at 1 PM
Dec. 25-Jan. 3, 2021Winter breakCampus Closed
Jan. 4, 2021Fall semester grades due

Summer 2021: June 14-Aug. 20 (10 Weeks)

DateEventNotes
Monday, June 14First Day of Summer Classes
Sunday, July 4Independence Day
Monday, July 5Independence Day observedCampus closed
Sunday - Thursday, July 11– 22Jewish Education and Jewish Studies Seminars: -- "Face-to-Face Sessions" Week, likely to be held online
Saturday, July 17Erev Tish'a B'av
Sunday, July 18Tish'a B'avCampus closed
Friday, August 13Last day of summer classes
Friday, August 20Last day to turn in final exams and papers
Friday, August 27Summer semester grades due

Fall Semester 2021: Aug. 23-Dec. 24

DateEventNotes
Monday - Friday, August 23 – 27Ordination students’ Orientation and Elul programs
Monday, August 30First Day of Fall Semester Classes
Monday, September 6Labor Day and Erev Rosh HashanahCampus closed
Tuesday - Wednesday, September 7 – 8Rosh HashanahCampus closed

Thursday - Friday, September 9 – 10, Monday - Tuesday, September 13-14No classes heldCampus open
Wednesday, September 15Erev Yom Kippur, no classes heldCampus closes at 1 pm
Thursday, September 16Yom KippurCampus closed
Friday, September 17No classes heldCampus open
Monday, September 20Erev Sukkot, classes heldCampus closes at 1 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday, September 21 – 22SukkotCampus closed
Thursday - Friday, September 23 – 24Intermediate days of Sukkot, classes heldCampus open
Friday, September 24Last day of Add/Drop period
Monday, September 27Hoshanah Rabbah, no classes heldCampus closes at 1 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday, September 28 – 29Shmini Atzeret & Simchat TorahCampus closed
Thursday, September 30Classes heldCampus open
Monday, October 11Columbus Day, classes heldCampus open
Thursday, October 28Monday classes held
Friday, October 29Wednesday classes held
Thursday, November 11Veterans Day, classes heldCampus open
Monday - Tuesday, November 15-16 Ta Sh’ma Open House for prospective ordination students
Wednesday, November 24Day before ThanksgivingCampus closes at 1 pm
Thursday - Friday, November 25 – 26Thanksgiving HolidayCampus closed
Friday, December 17Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
Thursday, December 23Last day to turn in final exams and papers
Friday, December 24Winter Break beginsCampus closes at 1 PM
Friday - Sunday, December 24, 2021 –January 2, 2022Winter breakCampus closed
Friday, January 7, 2022Fall semester grades due

Winter/Spring Semester 2022: Jan. 3 -May 26

DateEventNotes
Monday, January 3Campus Reopens
Friday, January 7Fall semester grades due
Monday, January 17Martin Luther King DayCampus Closed
Tuesday - Friday, January 18-21Ordination programs’ January Intensive Seminars
Monday - Friday, January 24-28Ordination programs’ Winter Seminar
Monday, January 31First Day of Spring Semester Classes
Monday, February 7Last day of Add/Drop period
Monday, February 21Presidents’ Day Campus closed
Wednesday, March 2Yom Iyyun, no ordination program classes held
Wednesday, March 16Erev PurimCampus closes at 1 pm
Thursday, March 17PurimCampus closed
Tuesday, April 5Yom Iyyun, no ordination program classes held
Friday, April 15Erev PesachCampus closed
Monday - Wednesday, April 18-20Intermediate days of Pesach, no classes heldCampus open
Thursday, April 21Erev end of Pesach, no classes heldCampus closes at 1 pm
Friday, April 22End of PesachCampus closed
Thursday, April 28Yom HaShoah
Tuesday, May 3Ordination programs Capstones and Blessings
Wednesday, May 4Yom HaZikaron
Thursday, May 5Yom HaAtzma’ut, no morning classes held
Friday, May 13Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
Friday, May 20Last day to turn in final exams and papers
Thursday, May 26Master’s Thesis presentationsMaster’s Thesis presentations
Friday, May 27Spring semester grades due
Sunday, May 29Graduation and Ordination
Monday, May 30Memorial DayCampus closed
Saturday, June 4Erev Shavuot
Sunday - Monday, June 5-6ShavuotCampus closed