Youth Education

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The Temple Israel Religious School offers religious instruction to children of our members. Currently we have approximately 25 children, ages 6 – 14, enrolled in classes which meet at Temple Israel. Questions concerning the school should be addressed to the Temple Israel Office.

Our Kindergarten Experience (JK and SK) is open to children of members and non-members. Questions concerning pre-school programs should be addressed to Margie Wienburg.



Selected Sundays at 11:00am

Join with other families with children in JK/SK for an introduction to Jewish Holidays with Ailene Wittstein.

Open to members and non-member families, too!
Please RSVP to the Temple Office,  (519)858-4400

Religious School Ready for another year

After a summer break, the Temple Israel Religious School will reopen on Sunday, September 16. We are looking forward to seeing our students back in the classrooms, which have been cleaned and cleared for the start of the new year. All of our teachers for Sundays and Wednesday will be returning except for Ocean Enbar who is studying in Toronto this year. Information about which classes your children will be attending and the school year calendar will be mailed out shortly. In addition, two of our students are being tutored for their Bnei Mitzvot by Nevia Frank.

Don’t forget to join the TI Religious School group on Remind!

Margie Wienburg

Happy New School Year!

As we look forward to the Jewish New Year, many of us are anticipating beginning a new school year and, most especially, a new Temple Israel Religious School year.

This year, I am very pleased that almost all of our wonderful teachers from last year are returning. I am also excited about our purchase of Chromebooks to augment the technology available to enrich our curriculum. Rabbi Dressler has been able to organize a new structure for Wednesday Hebrew School by taking advantage of the new equipment. We will be holding an open house on Wednesday, September 12 to introduce the program to students in Grade Four and up and their parents.

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Here’s to a great year,  

Elizabeth Teevan, V.P. Education



Enjoy some wonderful Jewish music …


TI Religious School Shabbat Music Playlist

 We are looking forward to another year of friendship and learning among our Temple school community!

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Thames Valley District School Board Policies & Procedures
for Equity and Inclusive Education:

Equity and Inclusive Education (Policy)

Religious and Faith-Based Accommodation of Students (Procedure)

School Days & Religious Holidays (Multifaith Calendar)