Quest Noar Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year: Click Here!

We have an engaging and comfortable program to fit everyone’s needs. We are looking forward to safely reconnecting to our synagogue and community.

Our synagogue theme for the year is Hesed (loving-kindness). We will explore this theme in our Quest Noar programming.

Our Start Date is Tuesday, September 28th, 2021!

Tuesday Quest Noar~ Grades 7 – 10
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. ~ In Person Learning

Masks are required for everyone in the building at all times (regardless of vaccination status). All staff are required to be vaccinated.


Quest Noar begins Tuesday, September 14 for grades 7-10. Proposed Quest Noar schedule for 2021-2022 will be:
6:15 - 6:30 Dinner
6:30-7:00 Elective
7:00-7:15 The Shuk (community fun program)
7:15-7:45 Core Class

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

JQuest B’Yachad will start the year on September 12. We are excited to welcome 7th-12th grade Madrichim onto our virtual teaching team. Roles for madrichim this year include:
  1. providing support to your class’ teacher,
  2. creating and facilitating icebreakers to help your students connect socially
  3. working in small teams to creatively present our school’s weekly Jewish Life Vocabulary word
  4. providing one-on-one Hebrew support to individual students on the phone or on-line each week

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 our office 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.

 

 


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.