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 3-6 also have class on Wednesdays from 4-6pm.
  • Grades 7-12 have class on Mondays.
  • 7th graders also participate in the Rabbi’s Mitzvah class on Sundays as noted.

Grades K-2: Kitah Nitzanim
3rd grade: Kitah Gimmel
4th grade: Kitah Dallet
Grades 5&6: Kitah Nachshonim

Our team of educators has developed dynamic and meaningful ways to address families’ needs in our plan for the fall.
We are considering the health of students, their families, and our staff. Our plan incorporates a robust Jewish education, ways to build community, and new initiatives to enrich our program.

To address varying needs, we are offering online learning, as well as socially distanced in-person experiences when it is safe to do so.

We will continually assess when we can resume in-person classes based on health guidelines and the needs of our staff and families. 

Questions? Contact: Abby Reiken, Education Director, 914-946-8851

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SEPTEMBER
Wed95:30-6pm Grades K-6 Madrichim meet with K-6 Teachers by class
6-7pm Grades K-6 Madrichim meet with Abby to discuss new online roles
Thur, Fri10, 11Parents pick up grades K-6 students’ activity boxes during the hours of the BAS Gift and Giving drive-thru. 9/10 from 2-6pm and 9/11 from 8:30am-noon
Sun13First Day of Classes for Grades K-6
9-9:50 Welcome program for K-6 students and parents. We’ll reconnect, hear about our exciting plans, and Rabbi Bronstein will lead everyone in tefillah (prayer). 
10-11am Grades K-6 classes meet in separate Zoom rooms.
11-11:30am Students work on tasks independently or sign up to receive individualized Hebrew reading support.
1-1:30pm Grades K-2 Program with Marisa (email will be sent with details)
Mon14First Day of Classes for Grades 7-12 from 6:45-8pm on Zoom: We’ll welcome everyone then divide into classes: 7th grade, 8th grade, 9-12. 
Fri18Erev Rosh Hashanah: Click here for ways to enrich your family’s Rosh Hashanah.
Sat199:30-10:30am Rosh Hashanah Family Service online with Rabbi Bronstein
Sun20No Classes: Rosh Hashanah
9:30-10:30am Rosh Hashanah Family Service online with Rabbi Bronstein

3pm Community Shofar Blowing: Westchester Jewish community will step outside their doors to either blow a shofar or listen for the sound of someone blowing a shofar nearby.
Mon216:15-6:45pm Social Action Project for grades 7-12 with Lori
6:45-8pm Classes for grades 7-12
Wed23Additional elective today only for grades K-6:
5:10-5:35pm Model Sukkah Art elective with our art teacher Beth Rosen on Zoom. Students can work on their model sukkah at home on Zoom with guidance from Beth. Optional art supplies: box, string, construction paper, gluestick, scissors, playdough or clay, Legos. 
Sun27No Classes: Erev Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre 
Mon289:30-10:30am Yom Kippur Family Service online with Rabbi Bronstein
Neilah Service  
No Classes for grades 7-12
OCTOBER
Fri2Erev Sukkot–Click here for ways to enrich your family’s celebration of Sukkot 5:30-6:30pm Shabbat Kulanu service outside weather permitting. Pre-registration required.
Sat3Sukkot Services in the morning
Sun4Sukkot
10-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Sukkah Hop & Hunt: Let’s celebrate Sukkot together with this creative, fun program! 
Mon56:45-8pm Teen Sukkot Program on social justice issues for all BAS 7th-12th graders
Sat10In-Person Family Simchat Torah Program 5-5:50pm
Sun11No Classes: Simchat Torah
Mon12No Classes: Columbus Day—BAS building closed
Sun1810-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 11-11:30am
Shorashim program for babies to pre-K and parents on Zoom
Sat2412:30-1:30pm Shabbat with Animals! on ZoomThis Shabbat the story of Noah is read in the Torah. The Nature of Things will join our Shabbat program with live animals to teach us about caring for animals. All youth and families invited! You are welcome to show your pets and share ways that you take care of them. Email Abby Reiken for Zoom link.
Sun2510-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Mon266:15-6:45pm Social Action Project for grades 7-12 with Lori
6:45-8pm Classes for grades 7-12
NOVEMBER
Sun110-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Mon2Kitah Zayin (7th grade) Yad Project during class time
Sun810-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents   
Wed11Veteran’s Day—Public Schools Closed
No classes grades 3-6
Sun1510-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 12:30-1:30pm
NEW: Teva (Nature) Adventure: in-person at BAS field for youth and families of all ages!
Sun2210-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Wed-Sun25-29No Classes—Thanksgiving
Check out this great resource written by BAS member Idie Benjamin: What is Jewish About Thanksgiving?
Click here for a beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer.
DECEMBER
Sat510:45-11:15am  5th & 6th graders will read Torah verses for their families on Zoom. We’ll join the main service on Zoom after this program. Contact Abby Reiken for more information.
Sun610-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Thurs10Chanukah begins—1st candle
Click here for ways to enrich your family’s Chanukah.
Sun1310-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Wed165:30-6pm Chanukah Program on Zoom with Rabbi Bronstein (Grades 3-6 will attend.)  All BAS families with children of all ages welcome to attend. 
Wed-Sun12/23-1/3No Classes—Winter Vacation
JANUARY
Sun3No Classes—Winter Vacation
Sat94th grade families will join the main service on Zoom at 10:30am, then join a separate Zoom room at 11:15am and 4th graders will read verses of Torah. See email from Abby.
Sun1010-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents
Mon116:15-6:45pm Social Action Project for grades 7-12 with Lori
6:45-8pm Classes for grades 7-12
Sun, Mon17, 18No Classes—MLK weekend
Sun2410-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Thurs28Tu B’Shevat–Click here to discover ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your family. 
Sat307th graders and their parents will attend the Shabbat morning service together. Rabbi Bronstein will lead an intergenerational Torah study. (The 7th graders studied the Torah service with Rabbi Bronstein during their Monday classes.)
Sun3110-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents
FEBRUARY
Mon16:15-6:45pm Social Action Project for grades 7-12 with Lori
6:45-8pm Classes for grades 7-12
Sun79:20-9:50 Camp Havaya staff will lead our tefillah Zoom session for grades K-6. Parents welcome.

10-11:30am Rabbi’s Mitzvah Class for 7th graders and their parents 
Sun-Sun14-21No Classes—February Vacation
Thurs25Musical Purim Program for Families with Young Children from 5:30-6pm on Zoom

BAS Community Megillah Reading and Purim Spiel
Sun28Purim Activities for grades K-6 classes from 9:20-11am.
MARCH
Mon16:15-6:45pm Social Action Project for grades 7-12 with Lori
6:45-8pm Classes for grades 7-12
Sun7Kitah Gimmel (3rd grade) and Parents Siddur Program from 10-11am
Sun14Kitah Dallet (4th grade) and Parents program from 10-11am with Muslim families to share traditions for Passover and Ramadan
Sat203rd graders will use their new personalized siddurim in the main Shabbat service on Zoom.
Sun2110:10-11am Parents of 6th graders meeting on Zoom with Rabbi Bronstein, Ritual Chair Harry Waizer, BAS President Barbara Aloni, and Rabbi Fredda Cohen about the B’nei Mitzvah process at BAS. See email for Zoom info.
Sat27Erev Pesach–Click here for ways to enrich your Pesach celebrations at home.
Sun-Sun28-4No Classes—Spring Vacation & Pesach
APRIL
Mon5Grades 7-12 Yom Hashoah Program
Mon12Grades 7-12 Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut Program 
Wed14Yom Hazikaron
Wear blue and white today!
4:30-5pm Grades 3-6 Israel Program with Rabbi Bronstein
Thurs15Yom Ha’atzmaut–Israel Independence Day
Sat175th & 6th Graders will read Torah, then we’ll join the main service and engage in intergenerational Torah study led by Rabbi Bronstein.
Fri23Shabbat Kulanu: Pre-register to join us on the BAS lawn from 6-7pm for a family-friendly Shabbat service.
Fri30Lag B’Omer
MAY
Sun2Grades K-6 Lag B’Omer Chaverim activities during class time.

Lag B’Omer Family Picnic from noon-1:30pm on the BAS Field for pre-registered families.
Bring your dairy lunch and blanket. We’ll provide popsicles. There are no COVID testing or vaccination requirements for this outdoor event. Masking and social distancing are required.
Register here by April 27.
Sat84th Graders will read verses of Torah–see separate email from Abby
Sun16Shavuot Family In-Person Program from 3:30-5pm on the BAS Field for pre-registered families.
Erev Shavuot
Mon17Shavuot
6:45-8pm Grades 7-12 Siyum (End of year program)
Sun23Grades K-6 Final Day of Classes
Torah La’am Grades K-6 Siyum (End of Year Program) Timing TBD
We will share highlights of our year. Families invited.