Religious School

Congregation B’nai Israel offers an outstanding religious school program open to all Jewish children and children of interfaith families. Children of interfaith couples may be enrolled in our Religious School provided that the child is Jewish or that there is intent to have the child converted to Judaism. Our dedicated faculty teaches through a creative hands-on curriculum, where students develop an understanding of the beliefs, practices and values of Judaism. Our school offers programming for ages two years through 10th grade on Sunday mornings. Students ages 3rd-6th grade attend on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Students are involved in many fun Jewish learning activities, such as cooking, stories, music, art, as well as special visitors. The students also participate in various mitzvah projects throughout the year. The students enjoy programming with their friends from other congregations to enable everyone to learn together and experience Jewish community.

We are proud of our religious school community in which students work with an engaging faculty, who bring each student Jewish values and a love for Judaism. Congregation B’nai Israel Religious School unites the students of our synagogue to learn, worship, and have positive social interactions in order to create the foundation for lifelong Jewish learning.

We look forward to another great school year at the David S. Stone Religious School, and are excited to welcome our eleven friends from Congregation Etz Chayim.

August 28 was our first day of class and the welcome breakfast. We extend a warm welcome to our new students and to Megan Van Dyke and Rabbi Rubin, both great additions to our teaching staff.

Megan Van Dyke will be teaching the parent/ child class for ages three and under, as well as teaching art. Rabbi Rubin will teach portions of the B’nai Mitzvah class, as well as portions of the 8th grade class. Sharon Lapitsky will teach a two-month unit to our 8th graders as well. Our 8th and 10th graders are fortunate that Rabbi Sokobin will be teaching some classes.

We are thrilled to offer our Parent /Tot program again this year. There will be an exciting curriculum focused on holidays, Hebrew and Judaics. There is no charge and open to children ages 3 and under accompanied by a parent. See calendar for details and contact KBrody@cbitoledo.org if you are interested and able to attend.

Many joint projects will take place throughout the school year with our friends from Shomer Emunim as well. Some programs including, helping at the food bank, community agency day, baking hamenstaschen and bringing to residents of Kingston and more. A very special joint program with all Toledo Religious Schools is planned for October 9 for grades 6-10. They will have a program with a lone soldier coming in from the Cleveland area who will share information about the Lone Soldier program. A joint taschlich program will also take place from 9:30-10:00 a.m. prior to the Lone Soldier program.

Please contact Kim Brody with questions. KBrody@cbitoledo.org