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    THE RABBI ISAAC ELCHANAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
    FALL 2016/5777 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

    All dates are inclusive. HAL = Classes in Halakhah; JTH = Jewish Thought; RTP = Rabbinic Training Program; TAC = Talmud and Codes; SHP = Bella and Harry Wexner Semikhah Honors Program. The Belz School follows a different calendar. 

    The Fourth Year Halakhah L’Ma’aseh Program follows its own Calendar. Dates for the Semikhah Honors Program classes will be announced.

    FALL SEMESTER 2016

    August 24-25, Wednesday-Thursday Registration for incoming students

    August 29, Monday First day of classes.

    August 30-31, Tuesday-Wednesday      LATE REGISTRATION: Any student NOT registered by 12:00 Noon on the first day of classes (Monday, August 29th) is subject to a late fee of $50. Students not registered before Friday, September 9th are subject to a late fee of $100.
             Students not registered before Friday, October 28th are subject to a late fee of
    $300.

    September 5, Monday Labor Day – Sunday schedule

    October 2-4, Sunday-Tuesday Rosh Hashanah – No Classes

    October 5, Wednesday Fast of Gedaliah – Sunday schedule with regular Kollel Seder

    October 11-26, Tuesday-Wednesday Yom Kippur through Sukkot – No Classes

    October 27, Thursday Classes resume. Last Day to enter a new class without special permission

    November 18, Thursday Last Day to apply for Fall Hebrew Language Examination

    November 20, Sunday Hebrew Language Examination

    November 24-25, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving Recess, No Classes

    December 1, Thursday Last Day to Drop a Course without Notation on Record
    December 2 (Kislev 2), Friday Rabbi Bernard Revel Memorial Day

    December 15, Thursday Last day to drop a course without notation on record

    December 25, Sunday Chanukah Recess, No Classes

    December 28, Wednesday Last Day of Talmud (TAC) Courses*; Last Day of JTH; Monday
    Classes 1/2; Tuesday 1/3; Wednesday 1/4; Last day of HAL 1/5.
    Last RTP class and final for Friday RTP and JTH classes 1/6.

    December 29, Thursday Examination for TAC courses

    January 1, Sunday Last Day to Complete Requirements for March 19 Chag HaSemikha Participation

    January 8, Sunday 10th of Tevet – Sunday Schedule with Regular Kollel Seder

    January 20, Friday Last day to apply for January ordination

    *Individual Rebbeim may give Shiurim between January 1 and January 23. Katz Kollel continues. The Fourth Year Halakhah Program follows its own calendar.                                        



             
    THE RABBI ISAAC ELCHANAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
    SPRING 2017/5777 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

    All classes are inclusive. HAL = Classes in Halakhah; JTH = Jewish Thought; RTP = Rabbinic Training Program; TAC = Talmud and Codes; SHP = Bella and Harry Wexner Semikhah Honors Program. The Belz School follows a different calendar. The Fourth Year Halakhah L’Ma’aseh Program follows its own calendar. Dates for Semikhah Honors Program classes will be announced.

    SPRING SEMESTER 2017
    January 24, Tuesday First day of classes

    January 25-26, Wednesday – Thursday Late registration with $50 late fee. See the Registration Guidelines regarding
    charges for those registering beyond this point.

    February 6, Monday Last day to enter a new course without special permission

    March 2, Thursday Last day to apply for Spring Hebrew Language Examination

    March 5, Sunday Hebrew Language Examination

    March 9, Thursday Fast of Esther – Classes end 1:00 P.M. Kollel Seder until end of Fast

    March 10-12, Friday – Sunday Purim recess – No classes

    March 19, Sunday RIETS Chag HaSemikha

    April 7--19, Friday – Wednesday Passover recess – No classes

    April 14 (Nisan 18), Tuesday Rabbi Samuel Belkin and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Yahrzeits

    April 20, Thursday Classes resume. Last day to drop a course without notation on record

    April 24 (Nisan 27), Monday Yom Hashoah – Regular classes/Special observances

    May 2 (Iyar 6 observed), Tuesday Israel Independence Day observed. Special Observances. Regular Kollel Seder

    May 4, Thursday Last day to drop a course

    May 10, Wednesday *Last day of Talmud classes until May 30th. Monday classes 5/22; Tuesday 5/16
    Wednesday 5/17, Thursday 5/18. Last RTP class and final for Friday RTP and JTH
    classes 6/16. Last day HAL class 6/15.

    May 11, Thursday Examination for TAC courses


    May 30, Tuesday TAC classes resume

    May 30 – June 1, Tuesday-Thursday Shavuot. Special Shavuot learning program

    June 23, Friday Last day to file for June ordination

    June 29, Thursday Last day of TAC classes

    September 14, Thursday Last day to apply for Fall ordination

    *Individual Rebbeim may give Shiurim between May 14-June 25. All shiurim will resume May 30. Katz Kollel continues. The Fourth Year Halakhah Program follows its own calendar. Revised a

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