29 Sivan 5777 • 23 June 2017

About TBI’s Religious School


Welcome to TBI!


Our dynamic teachers foster a strong sense of Jewish values and responsibility, blending content with creativity to make education substantial and fun. Classes include kindergarten through Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Many of our children continue on into our highly acclaimed Hebrew High School and Confirmation. Building on the solid education provided by the Religious School, Hebrew High will help usher teens into Jewish adulthood. It will tackle concepts that the younger students could not negotiate, allowing young adults to enhance their relationship with Judaism moving to a deeper, more sophisticated level. And it keeps teens “connected”, further strengthening their current and future bond to Judaism.The classes are divided by grade as follows:

Shorashim – Kindergarten

Through song, dance, art and stories the children begin to identify with the joy of being Jewish and learning about our heritage. We also being our Hebrew reading program in Shorashim.

Kitah Alef – 1st grade

The Kitah Alef curriculum recognizes the  growing sophistication and ability of the first grade student as it begins to delve into the holidays, Torah stories and Hebrew letter recognition.

Kitah Bet – 2nd grade

Kitah Bet students learn how to read Hebrew and receive their own copy of the Siddur that the congregation uses during the Siddur Ceremony at the end of the year. In preparation for this event, parents create beautiful cloth Siddur covers. The ceremony is followed by Brunch.

Kitah Gimel – 3rd grade

The Kitah Gimel class culminate their year of study with a beautiful Havdalah service dedicated to them followed by a dessert buffet.



Kitah Dalet – 4th grade

As a grade, Kitah Dalet leads a Friday night service for the congregation.

Kitah Hei – 5th grade

As a grade, Kitah Hei leads a Friday night service for the congregation.

Kitah Vav – 6th grade

As a grade, Kitah Vav leads a Friday night service for the congregation.

Kitah Zayin – 7th grade

TBI has a wonderful Madrichim program where teens who graduated from our religious school volunteer on Sunday mornings to help with the younger religious school grades.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Temple Beth Israel Hebrew School, please contact Alice Talmud, Principal at 516-767-1708, ext. 15 or at atalmud@tbiport.org