The kindergarten year is designed to set the tone for a child’s Jewish educational journey. Our tradition teaches that learning should be sweet, and our goal is to give students as many opportunities as possible to taste drops of honey throughout the year. Our experienced kindergarten teachers accomplish this by creating an atmosphere that is exciting, fun, and inviting of curious exploration.
In first, second, and third grades, our focus is on inviting students into the exciting and vibrant world of Jewish learning.
Through hands-on experiences and inquiry-based activities, children get their first formal exposure to Hebrew, Jewish values, prayer, holidays, Torah stories, and Israel. It all takes place within the context of our warm and inviting Temple Isaiah community.
Students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grades attend once a week.
Families may choose either: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - noon or Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fourth through sixth graders are captivated by Jewish learning experiences designed to provide a foundation for vibrant and meaningful Jewish living. Our Judaica curriculum – focused on Jewish values, practice, texts, and culture – emphasizes exploration, discussion, and creativity. Rather than simply “training for bar/bat mitzvah”, our students learn about t’filah (prayer) by actually doing it and by personally engaging with the traditions that inform our modern practice. Our fourth, fifth, and sixth graders attend a weekend retreat at camp. They celebrate Shabbat, enjoy fun camp activities, and form their own community within the religious school.
Students in fourth through sixth grades attend twice a week:
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.- noon
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.