5778 Torah La'am and Family Calendar 2017-2018

This calendar includes many opportunities for all BAS families--reach out to BAS families to join you in these programs!  

Please put events for your family in your calendar to save the dates.

TORAH LA'AM is our BAS K-12 Jewish education program. 
Unless otherwise noted in this calendar:

  • Grades K-6 have class on Sundays from 9-11:30am.
  • Grades 2-6 also have class on Wednesdays from 4-6pm.
  • Grades 7-12 have class on Mondays from 6-8pm.
  • 7th graders also participate in the Rabbi's Mitzvah class on Sundays as noted.

Please contact the office with any questions:
Abby Reiken, Education Director, 914-946-8851 x103
Jennifer Troup, School Secretary, 914-946-8851 x105

Click on the month:
OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY

SEPTEMBER

Wed

6

4-6pm Grades K-6 Teachers’ Meeting (with Grades K-6 Madrichim/Teen Aides from 5:30-6pm) in the Beit Midrash

6-7pm Grades K-6 Madrichim/Teen Aides meet with May in the downstairs library—pizza dinner provided

Sat 9 "See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

 

Sun

 

10

First Day of Classes for Grades K-6

9-9:20am Parents are invited to bring their children to their classes to meet the teachers and teen aides.

9:20-9:40am Welcome to Parents with Abby and Rabbi Bronstein in the Simcha Room.

9:40-11:30am Coffee & Bagels in the Simcha Room—Parents are welcome to stay and schmooze and meet PTA and School Board members.

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Bet Amateurs (BAS Youth Theater) Auditions for Grades 7-12

Mon

11

First Day of Classes for Grades 7-12 from 6-8pm with BBQ dinner

Sun

17

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

BAS High Holy Day Chair Set Up in the Tent at 11:30am—pizza served, all ages welcome to join the community to set up chairs

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. We'll help with the chair set up in the tent, then continue with the youth event. RSVP by 9/13 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen 

Wed

20

No Classes—Erev Rosh Hashanah, Click here for ways to enrich your family's Rosh Hashanah.

Thurs, Fri

21,22

9:30-10:30am Rosh Hashanah Family Service with Rabbi Bronstein in the Sanctuary

10:30am-12:30pm Children’s activities in various locations

Sun

24

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

All BAS Families invited to a Family Picnic at 11:30am in the garden--Bring your dairy lunches and a blanket, and we’ll supply balls, bubbles and treats. If raining, we’ll meet inside.

Fri

29

Kol Nidrey in the Tent

Sat

30

9:30-10:30am Yom Kippur Family Service with Rabbi Bronstein in the Sanctuary

10:30am-12:30pm Children’s activities in various locations

Neilah Service

OCTOBER

Wed

4

Torah La’am grades 2-6 Sukkot program from 4-5:30pm. 
Rabbi Bronstein will lead a grades 2-6 Erev Sukkot Service from 5:30-6pm, families welcome.

Erev Sukkot--Click here for ways to enrich your family's celebration of Sukkot--also see the attachment at the bottom of this link. 

Fri

6

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Sukkot Dinner at 6pm--Following the service, there will be Pizza in the Hut (Sukkah)!  Come and see the Sukkah decorations that the children made in Torah La'am!

Sun

8

Israeli dancing in the Sanctuary to prepare for Simchat Torah—Parents welcome to join their children.
10-10:25am Grades 3&6 
10:30-10:55am Grades 2&5
11-11:30am Grades K,1,4

Mon

9

All BAS 7th-12th graders are invited for a Teen Sukkot Dinner with Rabbi Bronstein and Abby Reiken from 6-8pm.  

Wed

11

Torah La’am grades 2-6 with Hoshanah Rabbah program from 4-6pm

Erev Shemini Atzeret

Thurs

12

BAS Simchat Torah Service at 7pm--incredible experience for your whole family, children are surrounded by unrolled Torah, Israeli dancing

Sun

15

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP by 10/11 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen 

Sat

21

Shabbat No’ar (Youth Service): Children of all ages are invited to learn about the story of Noah and the ark. The Nature of Things will visit with live animals to teach us about caring for animals.

"See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

Sun

22

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Mon

23

7th grade Yad Project during class time.

Sun

29

Torah La’am Grades K,1,&4 and Parents Chaverim Program from 9-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

NOVEMBER

Sat

4

6th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

Sun

5

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Sat

11

5th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

Sun

12

Grades K&1 make challah for the 12/8 dinner. Parents welcome. 9:15-9:45 Kitah Alef, 10:15-10:45am Torah Lataf

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Grades K-6 Shirah/Tefillah in the Sanctuary from 11-11:30am. Parents welcome.

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP by 11/8 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen 

Sat 18 See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

Sun

19

Torah La'am Grades 3&6 Chaverim and Parents Program from 9-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Wed-Sun

22-26

No Classes—Thanksgiving

Check out this great resource written by BAS member Idie Benjamin: What is Jewish About Thanksgiving?

DECEMBER

Sun

3

No Classes—BAS Craft Show

Fri

8

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner at 6pm, challah made by Torah La'am K&1 students. 

Sat 9 Bet Amateurs (BAS Youth Theater) Performance at 7pm in the Beit Midrash

Sun

10

Torah La'am Grades 2&5 Chaverim and Parents Program from 9-11:30am

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Kitah Vav Tzedakah Fundraiser during class time and dismissal

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Bet Amateurs (BAS Youth Theater) Performances in the afternoon and evening

Wed

13

BAS Community Chanukah Candle-lighting 5:30-6pm in the Beit Midrash with Rabbi Bronstein (Grades 2-6 will attend.)

Sat

16

4th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

Sun

17

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Grades K-6 Chanukah Assembly in the Sanctuary from 10:45-11:30am. Tizmoret (youth band) will perform, we'll sing Chanukah songs, PTA and class parents will give gifts to teachers and madrichim. Families welcome to attend.

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP by 12/13 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen 

Sat  23 "See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

Sun-Sun

24-31

No Classes—Winter Vacation

JANUARY

Mon

1

No Classes—Winter Vacation

Sun

7

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Grades K-6 Shirah/Tefillah in the Simcha Room from 11-11:30am. Parents welcome.

Sun, Mon

14,15

No Classes—MLK weekend

Mon

15

Meals in a Jar BAS Community Project for all ages from 10-11:30am. Help assemble meals in jars for local people in need. 

Sun

21

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Kitah Alef and Parents Havdallah Program from 11-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP by 1/17 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen 

Sat

27

Kitah Bet will share what they learned about the "Splitting of the Sea" during Shabbat No’ar, our youth service—Families invited.

See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming

Sun

28

Kitah Vav Parents invited to see Piven-inspired Exhibit from 11:10-11:30am in the Round Room

Wed

31

Tu B’Shevat--Click here to discover ways to celebrate Tu B'Shevat with your family.

FEBRUARY

Fri

2

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner at 6pm

Sat

3

5th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

Sun

4

Torah La'am 3rd Graders and Parents Siddur Program from 9-11:30am (We'll join whole school tefillah at 11am.)

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Grades K-6 Shirah/Tefillah in the Simcha Room from 11-11:30am. Parents welcome.

Sat

10

4th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

Sun

11

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP by 2/7 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen 

Sat 17 "See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

Sun-Sun

18-25

No Classes—February Vacation

Wed

28

No Classes—Erev Purim

Family Megillah Reading 6:30-7:30pm in the Simcha Room—4th-6th graders invited to read Megillah, sign up in advance with Abby Reiken
Come in costume! 

Adult Purim Spiel 8pm in the Sanctuary

MARCH

Sun

4

PURIM FEST--Come in costume!

Torah La'am Grades K-6 Parents can drop their children off at 9am, then return at 9:45am, or stay for coffee and shmoozing in the Sanctuary.

9-9:15am        Torah La'am grades K&1 go to class, Grades 2-6 set up their games in the Simcha Room.

9:15-9:45am   Torah La'am grades K-6 have Purim Seudot/Feasts with their Chaverim.  

Parents supervise their children from 9:45am-11:30am.

9:45-10:05am   All BAS families invited for Purim Shirim/Songs in the Sanctuary.

10:05-11:15am  Games in the Simcha Room.  Food, Art, Tzedakah Projects, Prize Table, Early Childhood Activities in the Sanctuary.

11:15-11:30am  Grades 2-6 clean up games in the Simcha Room.  Food, Art, Tzedakah Projects, Prize Table in hallway and Sanctuary.

Sun

11

Torah La'am 4th Graders and Parents Program from 9-11:30am in the Simcha Room.

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for Spring Group from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Fri

16

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner at 6pm—You are welcome to bring a Shabbat ritual object from home to decorate the tables. We'll also decorate the tables with vases and Shabbat candle holders that Torah La’am 2nd and 3rd graders made in class.

Sun

18

5th graders deliver Passover packages to homebound, elderly Bronx residents with Bronx Jewish Community Council Project Hope during class time, parent drivers/chaperones needed.

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for Spring Group from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Sat

24

3rd Graders will lead prayers and 6th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

"See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

Sun

25

Rabbi's Mitzvah Class for Spring Group from 9:50-11:30am in the Beit Midrash

Grades K-6 Shirah/Tefillah from 11-11:30am in the Sanctuary. Parents welcome to attend.

Youth Event for 4th-7th graders from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP by 3/21 to Youth Coordinator Lori Cohen

APRIL

Sun-Sun

1-8

No Classes—Pesach, Click here for ways to enrich your Pesach celebrations at home.

Sat

14

5th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

Sun

15

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

Wed

18

Grades 2-6: Wear blue and white today for our Israel programs!

Sun

22

Open House

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Fri

27

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner at 6pm—desserts made by 4th-6th graders, and 4thgraders will lead the Kiddush with their new Kiddush cups that they decorated.

Sun

29

All BAS Families invited to a Lag B’Omer Family Picnic at 11:30am outside—bring your dairy lunch and blanket, we’ll supply balls, bubbles and treats, in the hallway outside the Sanctuary if raining

MAY

Sat

5

6th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

Sun

6

2nd Graders & Parents Trip to Lower East Side for Museum at Eldridge Street All of a Kind Family Walking Tour

Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents from 10:30-11:30am in the Simcha Room

Sat

12

4th Graders will read Torah in Shabbat No’ar. Families are invited.

See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming

Sun

13

Mother’s Day, Yom Yerushalayim

Grades K-6 Final Day of Classes

Playgroup for parents/caregivers with babies and toddlers from 9:15-10:30am in Activity Room 1.

End of Year Assembly 10:30-11:30am in Simcha Room, Tizmoret (Youth Band) plays, students sing songs, classes share 3 highlights of the year and where they are donating their class tzedakah. Torah La’am families invited. PTA and Class Parents distribute gifts to teachers and madrichim.

Mon

14

DHH Final Program for Grades 7-12

JUNE
Sat 9 "See you at synagogue!" Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush together. Build connections with the BAS community. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Click here for more information about family programming.

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