The Solomon course runs in twelve sessions. Typically, the first session starts in the Fall (November-early December), and the final graduation session is in the spring, ending the course no later than May. However, we are able to accommodate most dates throughout the year that work best for your community.
Each session is held on the same day of the week and at the same time of day throughout the program, for example, Mondays from 5-7 pm.
Carefully pick your dates with the Jewish calendar, local school calendar, and your location’s availability in mind. Sessions cannot be held on holidays or school vacation days. If many of your potential Fellows attend the same school, make sure to find out about any school-wide trips, e.g. March of the Living, to Israel, or similar. Once the dates are finalized and sent to print, they cannot be changed.
When a session is delayed due to a school vacation or a holiday, it is scheduled for the earliest possible opportunity after the vacation. It is still held on the same day of the week and at the same time.
- The first three sessions are scheduled three weeks in a row.
- The remaining core sessions are scheduled every other week.
- The Closing session is held three weeks after the last core session. The Graduation Session is held five weeks after the last core session.
When you enter the Meet & Greet date into the first time slot, all further session dates will auto-populate.
To adjust the auto-populated dates, you can click the “Postpone one week” button. This will automatically move the session to one week later, as well as all following sessions, so that the correct timing between sessions is maintained.
It is your responsibility to carefully check your community and school calendars to ensure that all the session dates are correct and have no conflicts. Once your session dates are finalized and printed, they cannot be changed.
After you have selected tentative dates for your Chapter, the Solomon Head Office will review them with you to ensure all dates have been selected correctly, and finalize your graduation date.