The Wendy & Avron Fogelman Religious School cultivates a positive Jewish identity and a deep connection to the Jewish community for each student, kindergarten through high school.
Sundays | 9:15 AM- 12 PM (Grades K-6); 10:30 AM – 12 PM for Hebrew School (Grades 7 & 8)
We teach Judaic studies and Hebrew through discussions, music, projects, and crafts. Students explore Jewish values, Torah stories, holidays, and prayer with the ISJL Curriculum. Each Religious School session includes tefillah (prayer services) to help develop a holy community and reinforce the prayers and songs the students learn in class.
In preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah, Grade 7 students explore and express their passions, build relationships with each other, and learn about the responsibility we have as Jews to take action through mitzvah projects. These lessons will benefit those in need and develop their sense of identity, leadership skills, and responsibility for themselves and their community.
Grade 8 students creatively develop their Jewish identity and receive tools to live a meaningful Jewish life. These new classes will be taught by incredible Jewish educators and will focus on Jewish tradition, food, making their own keepsake Judaica, prayer and spirituality, and much more.
While the ISJL curriculum focuses on basic Hebrew, vocabulary, and the alphabet, grades 4-6 participate in Hebrew School using the Shalom Learning Curriculum, where they develop their Hebrew abilities to include prayer, reading, and understanding in preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah. The study of Hebrew continues in each grade, as students build from learning letters to decoding more complex sentences and full prayers.
If you are not receiving the monthly email or Remind texts, contact Jackie Evans.
Sundays | 4:30 – 5:30 PM (Grades 10-12)
We help students maintain their connections to Judaism, Temple Israel, and one another. Students have the opportunity to learn from the Temple clergy as they discover how Judaism can shape and impact their lives. Highlights of our high school program include a 10th-grade Confirmation class trip to New York City and an 11th & 12th Grade trip to Washington, D.C.
High School Madrichim
Our Madrichim program allows high school students to work in the religious school as teachers’ assistants, Hebrew tutors, and members of the Teen Team. If you are a high school student who loves working with children, wants to be a Jewish role model, and is looking for a way to make a positive difference in our community, we want you to join our program!
Email Jackie Evans for more information.
A large focus in the Wendy & Avron Fogelman Religious School is on family engagement and building community between our families at Temple Israel. Families can help us build community by attending religious school events, participating in volunteer opportunities, and our monthly family programming.
We want to hear your ideas!
If you have ideas for future events or programs, please email Jackie Evans.