Dear Kesher Israel Religious School Families,
Welcome to a fresh new year of Jewish learning at the David Ari & Michael Eric Zukin Religious School at Kesher Israel. This is going to be an AMAZING year filled with Jewish exploration, prayer, mitzvot and new connections. My name is (Rosh) Rachel Mussaf and I am beyond thrilled to be the new Education Director here at KI.
This will be a year of new beginnings for us all as we start on this learning adventure together. We have some wonderful programs and big ideas that will bring out the ruach (spirit) in each of us.
With guidance from the Education Committee, we have several new additions to the schedule that we hope you and your children will appreciate.
(Sundays 9:30 am-12:30 pm)
Our teaching staff has already begun gearing up for the start of the school year. Lesson plans are being created and classrooms are being decorated as we speak. I have been meeting with each teacher and can assure you that your children are in wonderful hands with this year’s staff! I will also have a strong presence within the classrooms. I will be sitting in on classes, evaluating the curriculum and making guest teaching appearances to enhance the learning experience.
Please join me on the 1st day of Religious School onSeptember 8 for a Q & A with me and a delicious breakfast prepared by our PTO. I will be sharing more about my background as well as the amazing things we have in-store for the Religious School this year.
I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you and your children as we dive into the new year together. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send me anemail, phone call or drop into the office. Your children are my greatest priority and I know by working together, their Jewish journey will soar everyday here at Kesher Israel!
Our religious school is run by Education Director, Rachel Mussaf. 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. Rachel will be pleased to meet with you to answer any questions you might have about our Religious School.
Gan Yeladim (Kindergarten) meets once a month on a Sunday morning 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Grades 1 & 2 meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Grades 3-6 meet on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Grade 7 meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Junior Congregation (Grades 1-7) are offered twice a month.
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.
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