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 and Youth Programming introduces students from Kindergarten through tenth grade to the four pathways to Jewish living that the congregation has identified:
- Beit Midrash: Education as a Pathway to Continuity, Engagement and Practice
- 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
Religious School Fast Facts
First Day of Religious School— September 8, 2019
Last Day of Religious School—May 17, 2020
First Day Hebrew School – September 11, 2019
Last Day of Hebrew School—May 13, 2020
Our 2019-2020 Religious 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.
Fees (per student)
Religious School (grades K-8) – $405
Hebrew School (grades 4-7) – $340
Teen School (Grade 9) – $180
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
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
Please read through the school policies and the Code of Conduct (Brit Kavod)which is also in the registration packet prior to registering. By registering you are agreeing to our policies and Code of Conduct.
Each class is responsible for helping to conduct a Shabbat service throughout the year. Class services begin at 7:00 PM and are preceded by a family potluck open to the entire congregation. Participation in the class service is a high point of religious school!
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 please contact: Jeanna Gailar-Francis, Director (559)285-3089.