Children’s Programs

We enthsukkotusiastically support our families in their pursuit of bringing Jewish values into their homes and into their lives through a variety of formal and informal educational opportunities.  We have a loving and dedicated staff committed to providing every student with an exceptional educational experience.  As a part of our program, we also create opportunities for students and parents to connect with each other and to form bonds of friendship within our temple community. 

Our formal education opportunities include Religious School for Transitional Kindergarten – 8th grade students, Kabbalat Torah (Confirmation) for 9th & 10th grader and ACDC (After Confirmation the Discussion Continues) for 11th and 12th graders.  Students study Torah, prayer, ethics, values, holidays, and Israel.  Students also study Jewish culture through music, dance, games and cooking.  Sleepovers, retreats, holiday celebrations, and social gatherings round out our educational experiences.  Hebrew School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation is offered to students in 3rd – 7th grades.

We take great pride in our Hebrew Mentor and Madrich (counselor) programs.  These programs offer both volunteer and paid staff positions for our teens.  Our mentors and madrichim assist our classroom teachers in every aspect and create an environment of fun, enthusiasm and support for our younger students.  They are an integral part of our staff and it is a pleasure to watch them grow and mature as Jews, as leaders in our community, and as human beings.

Please contact our educator, Karma Fordis Lindner, at templeisraeloffice@yahoo.com or http://www.facebook.com/educatorkarma for more information about our programs.  Here are a few basic details to get you started….

  • Students must be entering Kindergarten in the next academic year to enroll in Religious School. For example, if your child will start Kindergarten in 2020, s/he is welcome to join us in 2019.
  • Religious School for TK – 8th graders meets on Sundays from 9a-Noon.  
  • Hebrew School for 3rd-7th graders meets on Wednesdays from 4p-6p.
  • Students in 3rd-12th grade make up our Youth Choir.  The Youth Choir participates in Family Shabbat services, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, and in High Holyday Services.
  • For information about our programs for High School students, please see our Young Adults page
  • Continue or begin your Jewish education by joining our community of Adult Learners.