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Welcome to Temple Israel Religious School!


Registration is OPEN!!

We're now enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year!


Half Price Kindergarten is Back!

The success and excitement of last year's Kindergarten promotion has prompted us to do it again!  Temple Israel Religious School is offering Kindergarten at half price for the entire community!

  • Kindergarten for 2019-20 will be half price - $270 (Generously sponsored by Women of Temple Israel!)
  • You do NOT need to be a member (But we suspect you'll love it so much you may want to be after your first year!)
  • Classes take place Sunday mornings from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the JCC, 1125 College Ave. (We serve FREE coffee to encourage a morning schmooze!) Opening Day is September 8!

If you are a non-member enrolling for kindergarten,
please register here!

Madrichim Application Now Available

If your child is a rising 8th - 12th grader and is interested in being a Madrich/a (classroom assistant) for the 2019-20 Religious School year, you can sign up now!  The Madrichim program is generously sponsored by the Women of Temple Israel, and is a great way for older students to stay engaged in  Jewish education while being role models and honing leadership skills.

  • 8th graders can apply to be Madrichim in Training (MIT's) and will receive  $15 per session.  
  • 9th-12th graders can apply to be full Madrichim and receive $25 per session.

All applicants must:

  • attend Madrichim Training once a month
  • be able to fulfill 75% attendance (unless special exception is made)
  • consistently respond to communications via email and text
  • be prepared to reflect the Religious School culture of warmth and caring
  • refrain from using cell phones while working

We have limited spaces, and applying does not guarantee acceptance.  All applications will be reviewed by the Education Director.

Sign up today!  You can make a difference in the lives of younger students!

L'dor V'dor: Sponsor a Lesson in Memory of a Loved One

The Religious School is offering the opportunity for congregants to honor a loved one who has passed away, by dedicating a lesson in the Religious School classroom in the loved one's memory. For a donation of $36 (Chai x 2), you can choose a lesson (Torah learning, Holiday, Israel, Jewish Value), and the grade in which the teacher will dedicate the lesson. The dedication will also be announced at our all school Tefillah Assembly, be mentioned with a picture in our weekly school email (Beit Sefer Shelanu), as well as in the monthly TIKUN.

Click here to sponsor a lesson!

Jewish education should be scaffolding with which one can build his or her Jewish identity over a lifetime. At The Religious School we include both the what’s and how-to’s of Jewish living that form the planks of the scaffolding as well as the poles that encourage lifelong Jewish learning and commitment to the Jewish people.

Our Religious School (K-7) takes place on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  We are temporarily located at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus (1125 College Ave.) while Temple Israel renovates its new permanent home on East Broad (due to be finished in 2019.)

Children in grades 3-6 also participate in a weekday Hebrew School component.  Hebrew School is held on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM at two convenient locations: Congregation Agudas Achim in Bexley and at CJDS in New Albany.

We have all new Teen Programming for students in 7th through 12th grades!  See the information below for more details.

Click here for more information about the The Religious School curriculum.  If you have any questions, please contact Beata Abraham, Education Director, at 614-866-0010 xt. 114. For general questions, please contact Bethany Fitzgerald, Religious School Assistant, at extension 105.

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