Skip to main content

Academic schedule for year

First day of studies

14 October 2018

Hanukkah vacation

9 December 2018 (In all other days of Hanukkah, school will end at 4pm)

10 B'Tevet Fast

18 December 2018 (no classes)

Last day of first semester

16 January 2019

Winter break

17 January 2019 – 20 February, 2019 (inclusive)

First school day of second semester

21 February 2019

Purim holiday

20 March 2019 - 22 March 2019 (inclusive)

Passover holiday

11 April 2019- 26 April 2019 (inclusive)

Back to school

28 April 2019

Memorial Day and Independence Day

8 May 2019- 10 May 2019 (inclusive)

Jerusalem Day

2 June 2019 (no classes)

Students' Day

TBD (begins at 2pm)

Pentecost (Shavuot) holiday

9 June 2019 – 10 June 2019 (inclusive)

Last day of studies, 2018/2019 academic year

21 June 2019

Finals, 2018/2019 academic year

23 June 2019 – 29 July 2019 (inclusive)

Summer Semester

4 August 2019 - 13 September 2019

First day of studies, 2019/2020 academic year

27 October 2019

 

Notes:

During memorial services (National Memorial Day, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yitzhak Rabin memorial) all BIU libraries will be closed.

Wednesday, 21 October 2018, between 12pm-2pm, the Yitzhak k Rabin commemoration ceremony will be held. During those hours no classes will be held.

On Holocaust Memorial Eve, 1 May 2019, classes will end at 6pm.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, 2 May 2019, between 12pm-2pm. a Holocaust Memorial Ceremony will be held. During those hours no classes will be held.

On the Eve of Memorial Day, 7 May 2019, a Memorial Day ceremony will be held between 12pm-2pm. During those hours no classes will be held. On that day all studies will end at 6pm.

Basic Studies exams will be conducted during the first two days of finals breaks – 17-18 January 2019 and 23-24 June 2019.

Exemption dates for first semester finals will be 30-31 May 2019, and 6-7 June, 2019

Exemption dates for second semester finals will be 24, 25, and 27 October 2019.

Mincha (afternoon) services at the synagogue: 12:30pm, 1:35pm, 2:30pm, 3:35pm.

Arvit (evening) services at the synagogue: 5:35pm, 7:35pm