School Term Dates

As BJE teaches in NSW government schools, the term dates given below are for government schools. If you are looking for the term dates of a school which is not a NSW government school, please contact the school directly for information. Most schools list their term dates on their school website.

Please note that Jewish holydays begin the evening before the date listed below. Days marked with an asterisk (*) are days on which ‘work’ (writing, using electric or electronic devices, travelling in vehicles, etc) is not permitted according to halachah (Jewish law).

Term 1, 2023

Friday 27 January to Thursday 6 April 2023
Friday
27 January
Pupil free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Monday
30 January
Pupil-free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Monday
6 February
Tu BiShvat (Jewish New Year for Trees) - BJE Classes Start for 2023
Monday
6 March
Fast of Esther
Tuesday
7 March
Purim
Wednesday
8 March
Shushan Purim
Wednesday
5 April
Fast of the First Born, 1st Night Seder - NO BJE CLASSES
Thursday
6 April
Pesach (Passover), Day 1* NO BJE CLASSES

In school holidays:


Friday
7 April
Pesach (Passover), Day 2* , Good Friday (Public Holiday)
Wednesday & Thursday
12 & 13 April Pesach (Passover), Days 7* & 8*
Tuesday 18 April
Yom HaSho'ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Term 2, 2023

Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June 2023

Monday
24 April
Pupil-free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Tuesday
25 April
Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Remembrance Day), ANZAC Day Public Holiday - NO BJE CLASSES
Wednesday
26 April
Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israel's Independence Day)
Tuesday
9 May
Lag BaOmer (33rd Day of the Omer)
Friday
19 May
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
Friday & Saturday
26 & 27 May
Shavuot* - NO BJE CLASSES
Monday
12 June
Public Holiday (Queen's Birthday)
In school holidays:


Thursday
6 July
Fast of Tammuz - start of 'The 3 Weeks'

TERM 3, 2023

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023
Monday
17 July
Pupil-free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Thursday
27 July
Fast of 9 Av - end of 'The 3 Weeks'
Saturday & Sunday
16 & 17 September
Rosh HaShanah* (Jewish New Year)
Monday
18 September
Fast of Gedaliah
In school holidays:


Monday
25 September
Yom Kippur* (Day of Atonement)
Monday
2 October
Public Holiday
Saturday & Sunday
30 September & 1 October
Days 1* & 2* of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Saturday
7 October
Shemini Atzeret*
Sunday
8 October
Simchat Torah* (Rejoicing of the Law)

TERM 4, 2023

Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December 2023
Thursday
7 December
1st Night of Chanukah
Thursday
14 December
8th (Final) Night of Chanukah
Friday
15 December
8th (Final) Day of Chanukah
In school holidays:


Monday & Tuesday
18 & 19 December
Pupil-free Days - NO BJE CLASSES