Religious School 2018-2019
TBI’s educational mission is to enrich the lives of our students, empower personal Jewish growth, and cultivate a connection to the Jewish people and community. We aim to achieve this by creating interactive learning opportunities and facilitating Jewish life experiences.
We welcome all member families to register for Religious School, and all non-member families to come by, talk to us and see our school community!
Our opening day for K-7th Grade is Sunday, September 16! There will be a brunch provided by TBI Sisterhood for parents. For the complete morning schedule, click Welcome Back.
Please read through the school policies and the School Code of Conduct (Brit Kavod) prior to registering. By registering you are agreeing to our policies and Code of Conduct
Our Religious School and Youth Programming introduces students to the four pathways to Jewish living that the congregation has identified:
Beit Midrash: Education as a Pathway to Continuity, Engagement and Practice
Tikkun Olam: A Pathway to Community and Global Engagement
Beit Tefillah: A Pathway to Spiritual Connection and Practice
Beit Knesset: A Pathway to Community Connection
About TBI Religious School
Temple Beth Israel Religious School is a welcoming and inclusive community that is open to member family children from Kindergarten through tenth grade. Our program focuses on creative expressions of Judaism, social engagement, and experiential learning.
For the school year of 2015-2016, Religious School for students in grades K through eight will meet on Sunday mornings between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Each morning begins with a shirah session with Rabbi Rick for students in grades K through three and their families. A challah and juice snack is served during the day. Students rotate through class and a selection of enrichment opportunities such as cooking, art or drama.
Our school calendar follows the Fresno Unified and Clovis Unified calendars, including all three-day weekends and other holidays. Optional family enrichment programs are held on some of the three day weekends. Additionally, we observe Jewish holidays on the reform calendar.
Each class is responsible for helping to conduct a Shabbat service throughout the year. Class services begin at 7:00 and are preceded by a family potluck open to the entire congregation. Participation in the class service is a high point of religious school!
Our TBI program relies heavily on our numerous teen assistants and teachers. We are very proud of our teens for their continued support and participation in Religious School. They make wonderful role models for our younger students.
Member and non-member families are invited to visit our school and experience it for themselves.
Temple Beth Israel Hebrew High School/Confirmation
For the school year 2015-2016, Hebrew High School and Confirmation are the same class. Students in grades nine through ten will meet on Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Confirmation is an individualized service tailored to the personality of the Confirmation class.
Important Numbers: Phone: 432-2141 during school hours; otherwise, 432-3600
We are proud of our 5th and 7th graders who helped make the Ecoshelter dream a reality!