Religious School (PreK – Grade 7)

Home Youth & Family Engagement Religious School (PreK – Grade 7)

At Religious School, kids 3 years old through 7th grade can learn, grow, and find their own meaningful Jewish communities. Together, we strive to build a space where parents and children can find their places in our ancient and ever evolving tradition. Our school is joyful, kid-centered, and flexible. Come learn with us!

Interested in joining our school? Contact Roberta Axeloons, Director of Elementary Education to sign-up.

School Hours

We are proud to offer flexibility for your family. Contact Roberta to learn how you can shape your child’s Jewish experience. 

Sunday School (all ages):

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Sunday Classes 

Small Group Hebrew and Deep-Dive Electives (for grades 2-7):

Choice of Tuesday or Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. or Sundays: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Through our unique in-house curriculum, students engage in the best of modern Reform Jewish education. Our curriculum offers several key components:

Torah

Torah is full of ideas and questions. In our school, students build skills to learn Torah, and by engaging with Torah as essential and powerful, we become people who can pull meaning from the world. We build Jewish literacy in Hebrew and prayers so that students are able to access Judaism anywhere they go.

Relationships

Here all students are seen, known, and loved. Students are bonded through friendship as they play, learn, and grow together.

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world, is part of social justice which is at the heart of what it means to be a Reform Jew. As students develop their Jewish identities, we help them identify how to act on issues that are important to them.

Spirituality

We celebrate a passionate, joy-filled Judaism. We gather together for t’filah in community. We engage in prayer and ritual through movement and dance, art, meditation, and discussion.

Israel and Global Judaism

We strive to find meaningful relationships with Israel as a people and as a place. We examine our sense of peoplehood and covenant by connecting with Jewish communities around the world. Students are engaged in the questions of Israel’s mythic and modern history, geography, people, and culture.

Inclusive Community

Come as you are to explore who you will become. Temple Israel is multi-ethnic, LGBTQ-friendly, and economically diverse. We come from countries all around the world and embrace all types of learners. Our curriculum is adaptable, and we teach using many modalities. All of our staff is well-trained, with one-to-one aides and an Inclusion Coordinator for any student who benefits from support for any reason.

What We're Hearing

Religious School parent

"The teachers are top notch and have all been able to teach in a way that has allowed each of our children to grow and reach their ultimate potential."

5th Grader

"I enjoy the sense of community when we sing in t'filah. It makes everyone feel united."

Religious School parent

"Our multi-cultural and interfaith family have found a sense of belonging, a strong cultural identity, and a spiritual home here."

7th Grader

"When I was confused about what to do for a project, my classmates helped me understand how everything worked."

2nd Grade Teacher

"We teach our students about present day Israeli culture and geography through hands-on, relevant instruction."