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		                                    Tyner Religious School		                                </span>

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

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 Jewish educators are kind, brilliant, and dedicated to strengthening the fabric of Jewish life through lifelong learning. Learn more about:

NEW! Hebrew in the House

Hebrew in the House is our innovative new model of individual Hebrew education for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that utilizes cutting edge virtual learning tools and resources. Students meet weekly, one-on-one with a Hebrew teacher at a time that works for your family!

It’s not too late to sign up! Register here


Religious School Registration

Camp Scholarships


Graduation and College Scholarships


Though we cannot learn together in person right now, Temple Israel remains committed to Jewish education.  See below for great Jewish resources for all ages.  We will continually update this list, so check back here often.

Jewish Learning

  • Tyner To-Go Quarterly packages of Jewish value and holiday-based activities throughout the school year for ALL families with children 5-12 years old.
  • Bimbam uses digital storytelling to teach about Judaism to learners of all ages.
  • Ji Tap: Create and play Jewish games.
  • My Jewish Learning: Geared toward all backgrounds and levels of knowledge, is all about empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more.
  • PJ Library: Shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about our values and traditions.
  • PJ Library: Resources for family together time.
  • Sefaria: Is assembling a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation.
  • Shalom Sesame: From the creators of Sesame Street, Shalom Sesame is a cross-platform media initiative developed to introduce American children to Jewish culture, Hebrew language and the diversity of Israel.

At Home Hebrew Practice

Passover Fun!

Celebrate Shabbat

Reading Challenge Documents

These are all PDF files that you can view and download.


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

Hebrew begins in PK. We introduce Hebrew to our PK-3 students via Hebrew Through Movement, a program that uses movement and repetition to begin teaching the Hebrew language. We also incorporate the sounds and songs of Hebrew into our teachings about Jewish holidays and rituals.


Starting in 4th grade, we begin teaching skills for reading Hebrew, making it fun with multisensory media - including visual, auditory and tactile techniques. 4th - 6th grade students also continue with Hebrew Through Movement. We celebrate our students’ scholastic achievements with ceremonies, including the "Siyum Ha-Sefer" ceremony for our Aleph (fourth grade) students.

Throughout these three years that students will learn to read the Shabbat and holiday liturgies with confidence. CLICK HERE to download Hebrew Summer Practice.

View and download the Red Siddur (PDF).

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).


Grades 7-12


Our 7th and 8th grade program takes place on Monday nights. Teens enjoy 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 semester - they explore topics that interest them with like-minded people. 10th 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.

Due to the pandemic, our ROOTS plan for the semester is to meet twice a month, outside, in socially distanced, masked small groups (8-10 teens) for as long as possible. Classes will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm, and Roots will not include dinner this year. Hopefully, if cases remain low, we will be able to continue meeting in person, inside, in these small groups as the weather worsens. These groups will not only be important for Jewish learning, but will also become a mini-community, reaching out to each other for support, checking in, and leaning on their rabbi/cantor/teacher. Instead of our typical YFTI Lounge Nights, YFTI will meet monthly after Roots for creative, social programming, planned by our teen leaders.

We will all have to be flexible as we navigate this new world, but we cannot wait to share these special moments with each and every one of you. As always, your rabbis and mentors are here for you when you need us.


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 it 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 madrichim coordinator 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 call 248-661-5725.


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