Religious School

Welcome to the Temple Israel Columbus Religious School!

At Temple Israel Columbus we welcome and embrace families from a variety of backgrounds who want their children to have meaningful Jewish educational experiences.

By immersing themselves in education and community, students strengthen their belief in themselves and interweave the story of the Jewish people with their individual experience. Through a series of school-wide events and holiday celebrations, students will make friends while building a positive connection to their synagogue and Jewish community.

Our instructors teach with passion and cultivate curiosity in our students. Graduates of our program are prepared to make informed choices as Jewish adults as they define their own Jewish practice in an ever-changing and interdependent world. We look forward to joining your family on your Jewish journey!

Interested in Finding out More?

Contact our School Administrator, Ira Kennard-Sheldon, at ira@templeisrael.org

Registration for our 2024 - 2025 school year is now open! Click below to register. Sign up by June 21 and save!

Register for Religious School

Registration for our 2024 – 2025 school year is now open! Click below to register. Sign up by June 21 and save!
Find out everything that's going on during the school year!

Religious School Calendar

Find out everything that’s going on during the school year!
We're hiring students in grades 8 to 12 for compensation! Give back by serving as teaching assistants in the Religious School.

Become a Madrichim

We’re hiring students in grades 8 to 12 for compensation! Give back by serving as teaching assistants in the Religious School.

What we Offer

At Temple Israel Columbus we welcome and embrace families from a variety of backgrounds who want their children to have meaningful Jewish educational experiences.

Introduce your child to the Temple Israel Columbus synagogue and community as they begin their Jewish learning journey through stories, art, music, hands-on activities and holiday celebrations.

Pre-K

Introduce your child to the Temple Israel Columbus synagogue and community as they begin their Jewish learning journey through stories, art, music, hands-on activities and holiday celebrations.
In these grades, students continue exploring Jewish practices and values through fun and interactive learning experiences incling our Hebrew Through Movement program as well as prayer and music sessions.

K thru 6

In these grades, students continue exploring Jewish practices and values through fun and interactive learning experiences incling our Hebrew Through Movement program as well as prayer and music sessions.
Seventh grade students define what B'nai Mitzvah means, giving them deeper knowledge of the essential characteristics of Jewish life. We emphasize experiential learning through field trips, classroom activities and celebrations. Enrollment in 7th grade is a B'nai Mitzvah requirement.

7th Grade

Seventh grade students define what B’nai Mitzvah means, giving them deeper knowledge of the essential characteristics of Jewish life. We emphasize experiential learning through field trips, classroom activities and celebrations. Enrollment in 7th grade is a B’nai Mitzvah requirement.
Our Hebrew program begins in 3rd grade. In small Hebrew pods our students immerse themselves in the language that connects the Jewish people around the world. Flexible online and in-person options are available throughout the week.

Hebrew Pods

Our Hebrew program begins in 3rd grade. In small Hebrew pods our students immerse themselves in the language that connects the Jewish people around the world. Flexible online and in-person options are available throughout the week.
We offer a variety of teen programs including Teva: Jewish Learning Outdoors; Hesed: Philanthropy and Social Justice; and Confirmation. Teens can also join students from other Reform Synagogues for a variety of events as well as become teaching assistants in our Religious School.

Teen Programs

We offer a variety of teen programs including Teva: Jewish Learning Outdoors; Hesed: Philanthropy and Social Justice; and Confirmation. Teens can also join students from other Reform Synagogues for a variety of events as well as become teaching assistants in our Religious School.
Hava Nashira is our musical and theatrical troupe for students in grades K thru 7. Children learn to lead Shabbat songs, engage in Torah-telling games and skits and also prepare for the annual Purim play. Sign up via the Religious School enrollment form.

Hava Nashira

Hava Nashira is our musical and theatrical troupe for students in grades K thru 7. Children learn to lead Shabbat songs, engage in Torah-telling games and skits and also prepare for the annual Purim play. Sign up via the Religious School enrollment form.