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.
Our 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, discussion and hands-on learning.
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
For the safety and security of our students, we require at least one adult from each family to volunteer for a minimum of one 45 minute block in the morning during the year. The volunteers duties include signing students in as they depart from their cars, taking their temperatures with a scanner and providing maks when necessary. Prior to registering your student, all parents MUST sign up here!
Please read through the Covid Guidelines, School Policies and the School Code of Conduct (Brit Kavod) prior to registering. By registering you are agreeing to our Covid Guidelines, Policies and Code of Conduct
About TBI Religious School
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
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 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