6:15-6:30 p.m. Dinner

Enjoy pizza with friends!

 

6:30-7:00 p.m. Electives
Sign up for your favorite electives:  Yoga, Cooking, Jewish Current Events, KIFTY leadership, and so much more. Electives change every 2 months.

 

7:00-7:15 p.m. The Shuk
You never know what you find when you leave your class doors; connect to your creative side and meet new friends.   (There is also a quiet room available for those that prefer)

 

7:15-7:45 p.m. Core Class
Each grade studies one topic exploring the challenges of Jewish life while learning about our tradition. Core Classes include:

7th Grade:  Jewish Identity

8th/9th Grade:  Teens taking a Stand (a dive into 4 social justice issues affecting our community)

10th Grade: Arab/Muslim/Israel Conflict & What I Believe

 

Madrichim
Help out at JQuest B'Yachad each Sunday morning! Students need to commit to regular attendance and complete the JQuest Madrchim Application.  Community service hours can be earned.

B'nai Mitzvah


KI celebrates the coming of adulthood for 13 year olds who are members of our Synagogue with the Jewish ritual of Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Known for our engaging, compelling, and beautiful ceremonies, we recognize the desire to allow each child and family to uniquely craft their own ceremony. Each clergy member meets with the family to design a service that is appropriate, meaningful, and challenging to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah student. Having prepared for years for this event, students meet regularly during the weeks prior to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah with tutors. They lead the service, read from the Torah, and complete a mitzvah project to go along with their course of study. At this pivotal time, families in our school receive ongoing support from the staff and clergy of the Synagogue to create a significant and stress-free event. We welcome participation in our services by ALL members of a child’s family regardless of their religious background.
If you are not currently a member, but would like support in preparing for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah we can help! Call Rabbi Rigler to hear about our Rishon program 215-887-8704 or email educator@kenesethisrael.org.

 

Downloadable Documents:


Confirmation

Confirmation has been a KI tradition since the 1850'sOriginating in Germany in the early 1800's.  Confirmation was created so that teens could actively Confirm their belief in the Jewish tradition.  It’s origins still hold true today.

Our 7th to 10th graders participate in our “Quest Noar” Program - a Teen Quest to explore what being a Jewish adult means in a Reform Jewish Community.

Quest Noar meets most Tuesdays from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
To see the KI Calendar click here.

To see a List of important Quest Noar dates click here.

 

Tuesday Night Schedule:
6:15-6:30 Pizza Dinner
6:30-7:00 Elective
7:00-7:15 “The Shuk” community program
7:15-7:45 Core Class

The 10th grade Class has a number of special events throughout the year in preparation for their Confirmation Service, that takes place on the holiday of Shavuot.

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019  - 7:00 p.m.

1. Required Confirmation Parent Meeting

2. Hear about the Service, RAC trip and logistics

3. Class and individual pictures

(Students come to school in dress attire with shoes likely to wear at Confirmation Service)

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019  - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Class Mitzvah Project

Federation Hanukkah Luncheon at KI

 

Friday, January 10, 2020 - Monday, January 13, 2020
Confirmation Class Trip to the
L'Taken Seminar at the Religious Action Center

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Parent & Student Informal
Dinner and Conversation with Rabbi Sussman

 

Canned Food Drive
May 2020
Confirmands will collect Canned food to be used as centerpieces for Confirmation then donated to Abington Food Pantry

 

REQUIRED REHEARSALS

April 21, 28 & May 5 & 12 - 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Final Rehearsal - May 19, 2020 -  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2019

5:45 p.m. - Confirmation dinner for parents and students

7:30 p.m. - Erev Shavuot & Consecration Service

 

Friday, May 29, 2019

9:00 a.m. - Student arrival at KI

10:30 a.m. - Confirmation Service

12:00 p.m. - Confirmation Luncheon for parents, students, family & friends

(*Please note that Confirmation at KI takes place on Shavuot, which falls on a school day this year. )


School Closing Information

Please note: When questions arise due to inclement weather, building closures will be noted on the KI voice mail message 1 hour before the service/event. 

CALL: 215-887-8700 

In case of inclement weather that necessitates the closing of Religious School, please do one of the following to check:

  • School closings will be posted on the home page of the Keneseth Israel website and our Facebook page. Messages will be sent via an e-mail blast.
  • Tune to KYW and listen for our school number: 324 (JQuest & Quest Noar)
  • Our Name will appear on ABC

If you don't hear our school name, it means school is in session.