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            Temple Israel’s new supplementary Jewish Education program will begin in the fall of 2024. Three- and four-year-olds will get a taste of the program on Sundays twice a month on Givah B’Shana Sundays. Students in grades K-6 will meet weekly on Sundays to dive into Judaism with their peers. Students in grades 3 and up will also meet weekly, either individually or in a Hevruta (small groups).

Program Structure:

The program caters to children of varying age groups, ensuring that each stage of development is met with appropriate content and activities:

  • Jr. Kesher (Ages 3-4): Junior Kesher introduces our youngest learners to the rich tapestry of Jewish culture and tradition. Sessions occur twice a month on Givah B’Shana Sundays, offering a gentle immersion into the program.
  • Tsierim (Grades K-2): Tsierim sessions are designed to engage kindergarten through second grade children with interactive and age-appropriate learning experiences. These sessions occur weekly on Sundays, fostering community and curiosity about Judaism.
  • Nitzanim (Grades 3-6): Nitzanim classes provide a deeper dive into Jewish education for students in grades 3 through 6. Weekly Sunday sessions encourage exploration, critical thinking, and connection to Jewish values and traditions.

Our Nitzanim students will be ready to transition into Temple Israel's individualized B-Mitzvah tutoring, but our clergy are also open to creating a 7th/8th grade cohort learning experience if there is enough interest!

Hevruta and Individual Sessions:

Students in grades 3 and above have the option to participate in weekly Hevruta (small group) sessions.. These sessions, held at mutually convenient times, offer personalized learning experiences tailored to each student's needs and interests.

Bonim* - The Madrichim Experience:

Our program offers leadership training opportunities for students in grades 8 through 12. The Madrichim Experience, held on non-Givah B’Shana Sundays following the 8:30 Minyan, empowers students to take on leadership roles within the community while furthering their Jewish education journey. Madrichim will practice their skills and knowledge during our Kesher and Givah B’Shana programs.

* The fee for this group will end up being used to compensate the students for their hard work during the program.

Program Material

Click here for more information and pricing.

Click here for our 2024-2025 School Calendar.

Click  here  to register and choose Kesher TI. Please note you will be auto-enrolled into the Givah B'Shana program.

Interested in learning more about Kesher join us on June 3rd at 7:30 pm for an info night on zoom. Click here to register.

Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784