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Temple Israel Religious School

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-12) takes place on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  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.

For more information about the The Religious School curriculum, 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.

Gesher High School Program

Temple Israel is BEYOND thrilled to announce that we are offering a brand new Jewish learning program for our teens called Gesher High School, beginning this September!

Beginning in 8th grade and continuing through 12th grade, on Sundays from noon to 2:00 pm, teens are invited to come for a pizza lunch, followed by Jewish learning in the context of our warm, Religious School community. 

Register your teen to continue the life long journey of Jewish learning! 

Please contact Beata Abraham, Temple Israel Education Director at or call 614-866-0010 ext. 114.

Become a Madrich/a and  make a difference in our Religious School

The madrichim at Temple Israel's Religious School are an extremely important part of making the school as great as it can possibly be. Not only do the teachers rely on them to help effectively run their classrooms, but they are also an integral part of the students' experience, often forming lasting connections with the kids and serving as role models.

Each madrich/a (grades 9-12) will be compensated $25.00 per session (Sundays from 9:00-12:00).

This year, we are inviting 8th graders to participate in the Madrichim program as "Madrichim In Training" (MIT).  MITs will shadow an active Madrich/a throughout the Religious School morning to "learn the ropes" of working alongside teachers and students in the classroom.

If you are interested in being a madrich/a for the 2017-18 school year, click here!

Opening Day Religious School Concert with Billy Jonas!

Wed, September 20 2017 29 Elul 5777