Religious School Calendar

Sunday School meets from 9:15 – 12:15 during the academic semester except during Jewish or secular holidays.

School Dates, 2023-2024

September 10 First day of school. Parents join kids for ice cream social at 11:00 a.m.
September 17 Meet for Tashlich service and lunch at 3:00 in Lower City Park, pavillion 11
September 24 Meet at Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center (3910 Napoleon Ln, Iowa City) from 10:30 – 11:30. Parents accompany children ages 5-6. Others can be dropped off.
October 1 Family lunch in the sukkah, 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the synagogue
October 6 (Friday) Tot Shabbat and Supper in the Sukkah (sponsored by the Membership Committee) at 6:00 p.m. The service is intended for ages 7 and younger. Siblings and grandparents welcome!
October 7 (Saturday) Simchat Torah Service with Fire Pit / Marshmallows at 6:30 p.m.
October 15 School meets
October 22 School meets
October 29 No school (Run for the Schools)
November 5 School meets
November 12 School meets
November 19 Thanksgiving
November 26 Thanksgiving
December 3 School Meets
December 10 School Hanukkah Party
December 17 Winter Break
December 24 Winter Break
December 31 Winter Break
January 7 Winter Break
January 14 School meets
January 21 School meets
January 28 School meets
February 4 School meets
February 11 School meets
February 18 School meets
February 25 School meets
March 3 School meets
March 10 Spring Break
March 17 Spring Break
March 24 School meets. Purim Carnival
March 31 School meets
April 7 School meets
April 14 School meets
April 21 Passover
April 28 Passover
May 5 School Meets
May 12 School Meets. Last day


Pre-K Schedule

Welcome to our youngest students and their parents!

In the Pre-K class, parents join their children for a short morning session (9:15 – 10:15) roughly once a month. The class is intended for four-year-olds. We do crafts and tell stories appropriate with a special emphasis on Jewish holidays.

A Typical Class:

9:00 – 9:15      Join the rest of the school for songs in the Sanctuary (Hineh Ma Tov Time)
9:15 – 9:30      Stories or craft
9:30 – 9:45      Snack
9:45 – 10:15    Stories or craft

Meetings During September/Early October (the month of Tishre)

The Jewish holidays all fell on a Sunday this year! We could not hold Sunday School at the usual times. But we do have some family-friendly events planned around the holidays. Please note that many of them are outside of regular Sunday School hours.

September 10 Ice Cream Social on Synagogue Patio: 11:00-12:00
September 17 Second Day of Rosh HaShanah. We meet in Lower City Park (pavillion 11) for tashlich: 3:00
October 1 Family lunch in the synagogue’s sukkah: 12:00 – 1:00
October 8 Simchat Torah Celebration & Fire Pit: 6:30-7:30

School runs on a regular schedule from 9:15 – 10:15 on the following dates:

October 15 Class meets
November 12 Class meets
December 3 Class meets
December 10 School Hanukkah Party at 11:30
Winter Break December 17-January 7
January 21 Class meets
February 11 Class meets
March 3 Class meets
Spring Break March 10-18
April 14 Class meets
May 5 Class meets