Religious School

The David Ari and Michael Eric Zukin Religious School

“I love the sense of friendship, of community that this school has. Everything builds from there; the integrity, a school that is not a babysitting service, a school that knows where it wants to go. That is all informed by a deep sense of community that the kids and the families have.” – Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz, Education Director

Kesher Israel is the only congregation in Chester County that has a full time Education Director, Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz. Our Religious School is dedicated to providing a meaningful Jewish education in a warm atmosphere of community, friendship and learning. Family Education programs are an important part of our curriculum, since Jewish learning is a life long pursuit. Rabbi Kravitz will be pleased to meet with you to answer any questions you might have about our Religious School.

Grades K through 2 meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Grades 3-7 meet on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Junior Congregation (Grades 1-7) and Ginat Shabbat (Ages 4 and 5) are offered twice a month. We also hold Saturday evening Havdalah services several times during the year.

Our curriculum focuses on Hebrew, prayer skills, Bible, holidays, history, Jewish values, Israel, music and creative arts.

Inclement Weather – In the event of inclement weather, tune into radio station WCOJ, 1420 AM for school closings. We follow the cancellation decisions of the West Chester School District. The Religious School PTO phone chain will be activated.  You may also call the synagogue or Religious School office.  A message will be left on the machine if the school if closed. If an early decision regarding closing is made, an e-mail will also be sent announcing the closing.

Homework Hotline – please call the school office at 610-696-9022.