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 & holidays, and tikkun olam (“repair of the world”) – always while deepening our connection to the land of Israel and its people. 
Temple Israel’s youth & family programming 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 mornings for engaging and interactive learning experiences rooted in our values, which include music, prayer, and hands-on activities. Our program will be enhanced by the addition of the #OnwardHebrew model of Hebrew learning, which uses the sound-to-print approach. We learn language best when we hear and engage with the language before we learn to read. On Sundays, our students will be exposed to Hebrew words and phrases through t’filah (“prayer”), Hebrew Through Movement lessons, and Jewish Life Vocabulary which will allow them to hear and internalize Hebrew to better prepare them as they learn to read and decode Hebrew prayers. Please click here for the full calendar.  

Hebrew Instruction: Hebrew learning and B’nai Mitzvah prep is individualized, so you make your own schedule! All students in Grades 5-7 will receive one-on-one or small-group Hebrew instruction with our Hebrew teacher. When students begin preparing for their B’nai Mitzvah, they will meet with Cantorial Soloist, Suzanne Guinane, to master their assigned Torah portion and the Hebrew prayers that they will lead during their B’nai Mitzvah service. If you are interested in your child beginning formal Hebrew lessons before 5th grade, please reach out to Rabbi Carlie Daniels at

Teen (8th-12th) Grade Program:  

Teen Retreat (8th-12th Grade) Saturday, August 10 (Time and Location TBD) 

Madrichim (Teacher’s Assistants) 

All 8th-12th graders are encouraged to become madrichim (teacher’s assistants) in our Religious School. Parents, please register your teens using the registration form below. In addition, please have your teen CLICK HERE to complete the madrichim application so we can learn more about their desires for their experience.  

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 12:00 – 1:15 pm for lunch at Temple Israel or nearby restaurants. In 2024/2025, Chat n’ Chew will meet on the following dates: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 15, Saturday, Jan. 18 program with Elana Arian, Feb. 23, Mar. 9, Apr. 27. 

Questions? Contact Rabbi Carlie Daniels at (561) 833-8421 or



We look forward to a year of learning and growing together at Temple Israel! Please CLICK HERE to complete the registration for the 2024-2025 school year. 


CLICK HERE for the 2024-25 religious school calendar.

For More Information

Please contact our Temple Office at (561) 833-8421 or