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Welcome to Temple Israel Religious School!

Add a Leaf to Our Tree

Join us for our Annual Religious School Fundraiser kickoff at the Tu B'Shevat Seder on Friday, January 18, 6:00 PM at the JCC.  We began "growing" our school last year and have had great success so far!  Since last year's fundraiser we have:

  • Jumped 15% in growth
  • Doubled our Gesher High School program
  • Increased our Women of Temple Israel Madrichim Program to 25 teens

We need your help for our continued success!  For each donation made, your name will be put on a leaf and added to our tree that will be on display at the JCC.  Any amount is appreciated.  All contributions of $36 or more will be acknowledged in our monthly bulletin.

Donate today!

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!


Our 2018-19 Confirmation class is taught by Rabbi Sharon Mars and will meet every other Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM for 10 sessions, beginning in January 2019.  Meeting location TBD.

Class Dates: January 10, 24, February 7, 21, March 7, 28, April 11, 25, May 16, 30.

Confirmation rehearsal will be on June 6 at the JCC.  Confirmation ceremony will take place during Erev Shabbat services on June 7, 2019.

Tuition is $180 for the Confirmation Class.

If you are participating in the Gesher High School program ($425), the Confirmation Class tuition is only $75.

The Confirmation class has historically taken a trip with the Rabbi as part of Confirmation. This trip is generously subsidized by the Shnider Fund of the Temple Israel Foundation. This year's June Confirmation trip is to Cincinnati to visit Hebrew Union College, the Underground Railway Museum, and the Plum Street Temple.  Fun is also on the docket! Any additional costs would be nominal (souvenirs, lunch, etc.)


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.

New! TI Teens Programming

Sat, February 16 2019 11 Adar I 5779