Interactive. Fun. Engaging. Progressive.
According to Rabbi Margaret Frisch-Klein, "We strive to make learning about Judaism and its traditions, history, and observances as fun and meaningful as possible at every grade level.”
Congregation Kneseth Israel offers Jewish learning from preschool through high school in a coordinated, integrated curriculum including topics such as holidays, Torah stories, Jewish values, ancient and modern Jewish history, life cycle events, the Holocaust, Israel, and more.
We aim to keep our kids engaged in fun, interactive learning that keeps them connected to their heritage, history, and religion among a fantastic and involved local community of Jewish children and families. At CKI Torah School you will find:
Join us and be a part of an amazing community of Jewish families growing and learning together! For more information, contact Heather Weiser, Director of Education at 847-741-5656 or email@example.com.
Bagels & Blocks
Enjoy Jewish community through playtime for kids ages 2 through 4, one Sunday a month. Nosh on bagels together while you join your kids in music, crafts, and play time with a Jewish learning theme.
CKI runs a school-wide family program called "Judaism Rocks” that incorporates music, art, food, and fun for everyone 4 times a year. These are interactive events which incorporate music, art, food, and community service provide opportunities for parents to participate with their children in a Jewish learning event! Previous Judaism ROCKS! Events saw students creating their own Torah, taking a "trip" to Israel, planting a community garden as part of a “kibbutz”, placing prayers in the “Western Wall”, and creating tiles and mosaics to represent Jerusalem stone.
Our "Judaism ROCKS!" Events also serve as an open-house for prospective Torah School and CKI families. If you are looking for an opportunity to meet new families at CKI to consider membership and Torah School, please RSVP at least 2 days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-On-One Hebrew Coaching
Beginning with the 2019-2020 Torah School year, CKI began piloting a ground-breaking program that eliminates the typical group-setting/classroom-style of teaching Hebrew for kids preparing for the bat or bar mitzvah. CKI’s program involves understanding the expectations of each family for their child’s bar/bat mitzvah, goal-setting, and developing a custom curriculum of learning for your child. We take this knowledge and pair your child up with a CKI Hebrew Coach that will meet with them one-on-one to teach them what they need to know based upon the individual family plan drawn up between parents, Rabbi Margaret, and our Director of Education, Heather Weiser. This new program allows:
Torah School Hours
Micheline Welch, VP of Education
CKI Main Office: 847.741.5656
Torah School Students in Action!