Temple Beth Israel’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.
TBI does not deny any child due to financial constraints. To support education for all our children click here. If you would like to apply for support or for more information about Religious School please contact: Jeanna Gailar-Francis, Director 559-285-3089
Click here for the School and Youth Groups Calendar
Check out the Religious School Pricing Chart” PDF
Religious School Fast Facts
- First Day of Religious School— September 16, 2018
- Last Day of Religious School—May 19, 2019
- First Day Hebrew School for B’nai Mitzvah track students – September 26
- Last Day of Hebrew School—May 15, 2019
Fees (per student)
- Religious School (grades K-8) – $405
- Hebrew School (grades 4-7) – $340
- Teen School (grades 9-10) – $180 (monthly class)
- Mandatory Fund-Raising Fee—$100 per family
- Religious School – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
- Hebrew School – 5:00-6:30 PM
- Teen School— TBA
Our opening day for K-7th Grade is Sunday, September 16! There will be a brunch provided by TBI Sisterhood for parents.
Please make sure the following are completed prior to the first day of school to avoid registration delays:
- $50 per student deposit (subtracted from total) paid prior to the first day
- All dues current and past school fees must be paid by firs day of school unless prior arrangements made
- Paperwork completed
Follow this link to download the 2018-2019 registration packet:
Please read through the school policies and the School Code of Conduct (Brit Kavod) in the registration packet 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
- 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.
Important Numbers: Phone: 432-2141 during school hours; otherwise, 432-3600