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

Religous School News

On April 7, parents, students, and volunteers gathered to honour our Religious School teachers and tutors who work diligently to provide meaningful Jewish educa on for so many. Rabbi Dressler thanked our teachers for all their hard work, and Tom Casler thanked Stephen State for teaching our Adult Hebrew classes.

Thank you to Linda Dutsch for organizing this annual event, and to the Wright family for sponsoring the wonderful lunch in honour of Lily’s bat mitzvah. In addi on, Jill Wright presented our teachers with poted succulents.

Our last day of Religious School was crepe/blintz day with the teens helping classes and Larissa to make all the food. Nurit taught Alef. They did review and learned about holidays and the Jews going to Jerusalem to celebrate them 3 mes a year. They made a beau ful poster of Jerusalem at the end of the session. Nevia made e dyed Gimel shirts with her class.

Our school is saying goodbye to Seth Kadish who has been teaching our BBM class for the last 2 years. We wish him good luck for the future.

Lastly, mazel tov to our pre and post bat mitzvah students, Yuki McDougall, Lily Wright, Luciana Tudor and Jessica Macpherson. We are so proud of all their hard work.

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)