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Youth Education - Congregation Sherith Israel





Providing students with Jewish tools for intentional living in community.


Registration for the 20202021 academic year is now open! 

Register here!


A studio is an open space, a creative environment where people find their own method of expression. Our studio is 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 good Jewish learning is contagious, we want the whole family to get involved. 

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

Studio @ Sherith Israel 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.


B. Mitzvah Boot Camp (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 young Jews reaching this lifecycle milestone.


Grade 7—The B. Mitzvah Journey Continues

Students explore their emerging roles as full members of the Jewish community, learning more about opportunities for Jewish service, living and learning as they continue honing their Hebrew and prayer skills and celebrating at each other's b. mitzvah ceremonies.


Grade 8

Students study Jewish ethics, spirituality, Holocaust and the modern state of Israel with our teen educator Kaitlin Wahl.


Grades 9‒12

Our educational program for high schoolers includes learning about Jewish texts, participating in social action, and building a kehilah kedoshah—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 throughout the school year, and students will study Jewish thought and ethics and reflect deeply upon what Judaism means to them. The Confirmation ceremony will take place during services on the Friday evening at the close of Shavuot, on May 14, 2021.


Madrichim Program

Teens who are interested in developing teaching and leadership skills by becoming madrichim, or guides, for younger students can join this program to receive structured training and practical  experience. 


Additional Information and Forms


Studio Calendar



Mon, August 10 2020 20 Av 5780