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Youth Education - Congregation Sherith Israel





Providing students with Jewish tools for intentional living in community.

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2018 is a year of change. We welcome Rabbi Abby Phelps who will transform our educational vision into reality. Rabbi Phelps began her work on July 1, 2018. Rabbi Phelps is passionate about education and brings a wealth of creativity, energy, and wisdom. She will grow our vibrant community of learners into something new.

We are changing the name of our youth education program to Studio @ SherithIsrael.  A ‘studio’ is an open space, a creative environment where people find their own method of expression. Our studio will be a place of exploration and exposure to many ideas.

A deep sense of belonging and connection to the Jewish community begins at an early age… and engages the whole family. Since we know that fun Jewish learning is contagious, we want the whole family to get involved. We will be adding new opportunities for teen and family education. 

For our youth, Sherith Israel is a home away from home. It is the place where they come to search for meaning in a complicated world. A joyful, accessible, relevant Judaism will guide them into adulthood.

Studio @ SherithIsrael will set them on this path.

Check out our intro year program: enroll without joining the synagogue for your first year (grades pre-school to 5th) for $1500. We know you'll love it so much you'll want to join the community.


In every age, we build community through the study and practice of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Tzedakah (righteous giving), T’fillah (worship) and Torah, experiencing a wide range of study from text to history to Israel.

Preschool to Grade 5

Our students learn core values through age-level experiences including opportunities for family learning, worship and the arts. Introduction to spiritual Hebrew is an integral part of the learning, focusing on developing a working vocabulary of key Hebrew words and phrases through activities, music and study.

Grade 6

Students and parents study with our clergy throughout the year and with their teachers and classmates in traditional and non-traditional ways. This outstanding program guides families through a tour of the Torah, as well as the traditional mitzvot pertaining to and incumbent upon the child reaching this lifecycle milestone.

Grade 7

Students study Jewish ethics, spirituality, Holocaust and the modern state of Israel while learning to become Madrichim (classroom helpers) through a curriculum including principles of child development, lesson planning, and hands-on classroom experience.



Teens@Studio (Grades 8‒12)

Our educational program for high schoolers includes learning about Jewish texts, participating in social action, and building a Kehilah Kedoshah—a sacred community—through group experiences. Our curriculum is student-centered and issue driven and teaches our teenagers to use Jewish values in their everyday lives.


We will be offering Confirmation again this year for any 10th‒12th grade student who is interested and has not yet been confirmed. The Confirmation class will meet from 1‒2 PM on the same Sundays as our Teens@Studio program (see calendar below), and students will study Jewish thought and ethics and reflect deeply upon what Judaism means to them. The Confirmation ceremony will take place on the Friday evening before Shavuot, June 7th, 2019.

Teen Leadership (Madrichim)

Teens who are interested in developing teaching and leadership skills by becoming guides for younger students can join this program to receive structured training and take positions assisting teachers on Sunday mornings. The program enables teens to build their resumes, serve as role models, gain valuable skills, and deepen their commitment to Jewish life.


Additional information and forms

Registration Form

Tuition Worksheet

Studio Year Calendar

Studio Year Calendar (Google Cal)

Tue, November 20 2018 12 Kislev 5779