Religious School

Our Mission 

To inspire and nurture students in forming their Jewish identity and love of Jewish life, while providing a strong understanding of Reform Judaism. We do this through the teaching of Jewish holidays, lifecycle, Torah, and values, along with Hebrew, Shabbat, and Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) – always while deepening our connection to the land of Israel and its people.

Our Religious School provides an opportunity for friendships and community-building in an environment that welcomes students and families, and encourages active participation. Our focus is to make learning attainable to all and to foster a love of Judaism and the Jewish people. 

Program Highlights 

Religious School: Students will meet bi-weekly on Sunday morning for engaging and interactive learning experiences rooted in our values. Includes music, prayer, and hands-on activities. 

Hebrew Instruction: All students in Grades 3-7 will also receive one-on-one or small group Hebrew instruction. Students will meet with our Director of Education, Beth Pennamacoor, meaning Hebrew learning and B’nai Mitzvah prep is individualized and you make your own schedule! 

8th-12th Grade:  

Chat & Chew w/ Rabbi Carlie and Rabbi Ryan for 8th-12th Graders 

We’ll eat together, have some fun, and explore challenging topics of our world and what Judaism has to say about them. Here’s your chance to ask tough questions, argue, and form your own answers. Once a month on Sundays from 9:30am-10:30am – September 10, October 1, November 12, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 14, May 5 

Madrichim (Teacher’s Assistants) 

All 8th-12th graders have the opportunity to serve as madrichim, teacher’s assistants in our Religious School. Please CLICK HERE to complete the madrichim application and learn more. 



We are pleased that you have chosen to register your child(ren) at Temple Israel for this school year.  We look forward to a year of learning and growing together! 

Please  CLICK HERE to complete the registration. 


CLICK HERE to download the 2022-23 religious school calendar.

For More Information

Please contact Beth Pennamacoor, our Director of Education and Youth Programming  at (561) 833-8421 or