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Temple Israel Hebrew School FAQ

What is the grade range for Hebrew School students?

Our Hebrew school is designed for students from 4th grade through completion of a B’Nei Mitzvah. We have classes and curricula for students of all levels.  

What are the school hours?

Our classes are held on Sundays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm directly following the end of Religious School. 

What is the teacher-to-student ratio? 

We maintain a low teacher-to-student ratio to ensure personalized attention and a supportive learning environment. Typically, our ratio is 1 teacher for every 8-10 students.

Curriculum and Learning

What subjects are taught at Hebrew school?

Our curriculum centers around the Hebrew language, focusing on reading fluency and basic conversational skills.  Students learn to read and write Hebrew letters to become proficient at decoding Hebrew words, learn key vocabulary, and learn to read and lead prayers with fluency. Our goal is for students to have fun in an inclusive and supportive environment while learning the language.

Do you offer Hebrew language instruction for all levels?

Yes, we offer Hebrew language instruction for beginners through advanced students. Our classes are tailored to meet the needs of each student's proficiency level.  We recognize that students come from different backgrounds and students can join the class that best suits their current proficiency level regardless of age/grade. (Students with prior Hebrew can request an assessment to determine the appropriate class.)

Enrollment and Fees

How do I enroll my child?

You can enroll your child by completing the Registration Form or at our office. If you have any questions, our administrative staff is happy to assist you.

What are the tuition fees?

Hebrew school tuition is included with Religious School.   Please refer to our website or contact our office for the current fee schedule. We offer payment plans and financial aid for families in need.

Is financial aid available?

Yes. No family will be turned away due to lack of funds.  Please contact our office for more information on how to apply.

Special Programs and Events

Do you offer Bar/Bat/B’Nei Mitzvah preparation? 

Yes. Our Bar/Bat/B’Nei Mitzvah preparation includes learning prayers, Torah reading, Haftarah chanting, and speech writing. Our Hebrew school program is designed to ensure students are ready to prepare for B’nei Mitzvah. We work closely with families to ensure a meaningful and personalized experience.  Please refer to our B’Nei Mitzvah page for more information.  

Are there extracurricular activities available?

There are a variety of extracurricular activities, including youth groups, holiday celebrations, family education programs, and community service projects.

Parent Involvement and Communication

How can parents get involved?

We encourage parent involvement through volunteering opportunities and participation in school events and programs.

How do you communicate with parents?

Parents are kept informed through regular temple newsletters, email updates, and our website. We also use social media to share news and updates.

 

Learn more about the B'nei Mitzvah program.

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