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Temple Israel’s Religious School has been nourishing the minds and souls of our youngest members for over 70 years.

We aim to inspire a love of our shared history and tradition. Our Tyner Religious School is devoted to that goal, providing PK-12 students with a quality age-appropriate Jewish education that will guide them towards an active and meaningful Jewish life. Our dynamic faculty of over 75 Jewish educators are kind, brilliant, and dedicated to strengthening the fabric of Jewish life through lifelong learning. Learn more about:

Registration

2018-19 Tyner Religious School registration begins June 6, 2018! Early bird registration ends July 13, 2018.

  • CLICK HERE to register for 2018-19 Religious School
  • Click here to see the Tyner Religious School Calendar
  • CLICK HERE to download Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • CLICK HERE to see Tyner Religious School Ad
  • Instructions and Procedures
  • CLICK HERE to see Curriculum Descriptions
  • Parent Handbook (coming soon)
  • 4th-7th Grade Retreat Information (coming soon - call Lisa Kaplan at 248-661-5725 to register)
  • Camp George Website (stay tuned for the Campership Application)
  • College Scholarship Awards (stay tuned for 2018-2019 info.)
  • Confirmation Class Trip Registration (stay tuned for 2018 trip info.)

SUNDAY SCHOOL (PK-6)

On Sunday mornings, our PK-6th graders experience the joys of hands-on Jewish learning through our exceptional program. Students learn about Jewish history, faith and culture through exciting activities, cooking, art projects, dance, song, and more. 

Hebrew begins in Kindergarten. We introduce Hebrew to our PK-3 students via a multi-sensory approach including songs, puppets, and a variety of visual aids. We incorporate the sounds and songs of Hebrew into our teachings about Jewish holidays and rituals.

MIDWEEK HEBREW (GRADES 4-6)

Starting in 4th grade, we offer midweek Hebrew language instruction. This is when we begin teaching skills for reading, speaking, and understanding Hebrew, making it fun with multisensory media - including visual, auditory and tactile techniques. Instruction is balanced with games, songs and technology. We celebrate our students’ scholastic achievements with ceremonies, including the "Siyum Ha-Sefer" ceremony for our Aleph (fourth grade) students.

Throughout the three years that students participate in midweek Hebrew classes, they’ll learn to read the Shabbat and holiday liturgies with confidence. CLICK HERE to download Hebrew Summer Practice.

Hebrew Prayers

You can listen to the tracks below by clicking on them. To download an audio file, click on the track (on mobile devices, you may have to hold it down to save it).

Track 

MONDAY NIGHTS (7-8)

Our 7th and 8th grade program takes place on Monday nights. After teens enjoy a quick dinner together, they move into wonderful programming run by our clergy and educators. Topics include Holocaust studies, Israel, Jewish identity, hunger in the Detroit community, self-esteem, leadership skills, and more. Our 8th grade curriculum is seminar-driven, and teens love hearing from our guest speakers and attending 'out of the box' field trips.

ROOTS (9-12)

ROOTS is Temple Israel's experiential learning program for teens in 9th-12th grade that encourages community-building and leadership skills. True to its name, ROOTS also emphasizes the development of Jewish identity and a deep connection to Jewish life.  It’s a super supportive, caring and welcoming space, where you’ll be empowered by your peers to learn and lead. Plus, we have dedicated clergy and faculty who serve as positive, accessible, cool, Jewish role models. 
 
Teens build their own program by choosing one elective per quarter - they explore topics that interest them with like-minded people. 9th graders also participate in the Confirmation Experience, and our 12th graders prepare for college with our Graduation program. All of our teens learn and connect in ways that are personally meaningful and Jewishly significant, and get to know their peers and clergy in both formal and informal settings.

MADRICHIM - LEADING THE WAY

Madrichim is the Hebrew word for guides, derived from the word derech which means route, path, or way of life. Madrichim are teen-aged leaders both inside and outside of the classroom - acting as role models for students and as assistants to our teachers.  There is an 8th grade training course that prepares madrichim for the challenges of the classroom. 

TEACH. Experience what is feels like to be a link in our chain of tradition, teaching our stories, culture, history, and language to the next generation. Madrichim will have the opportunity to be real teachers in real classrooms, trained to work with children of various ages by our family educator and clergy.

INSPIRE. There’s  something so special about being a role model. Our Religious School children look up to our Madrichim, building personal relationships that inspire them for years to come. Our Madrichim are the coolest, most creative, most exciting people in the world to our students, and we want YOU to join the team.

GROW. Whether you want to be a teacher, a social worker, a doctor, a rabbi, a writer, an engineer or anything in between, this is an invaluable experience for your future. Our Madrichim learn leadership skills, public speaking, how to work with people with special needs, pedagogy, listening skills, collaboration, and so much more. Our Madrichim are better equipped for high school and beyond because of their training and teaching, and it looks great on a resume!

To learn more about Temple Israel's Madrichim Program, please contact Alicia Mendelson, Madrichim Coordinator or call 248-661-5725.

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