To Register for our 24-25 School Year, please visit your ShulCloud Portal.

If you are a new student or family interested in Quest Noar, please contact You will need a ShulCloud account in order to register.

FIRST TUESDAY: September 17th, 2024!


Quest Noar is our teen education program for students in grades 7-10 at KI. We help teens bring Jewish learning to life by offering fun and engaging learning opportunities. On Tuesday evenings, students will take a core class where they are able to focus on practical Jewish knowledge from a more mature perspective than in their previous years of learning. Quest Noar meets from 6:15-7:45 p.m., including social games in our "shuk." Classes will also include fun electives such as cooking, yoga, current events and leadership. In Quest Noar, we help teens on their quest to live Jewishly, while providing them with a space where trusted Jewish adults will spend time listening to them, caring about them, and supporting them.

Quest Noar is in-person for grades 7-10. Our Quest Noar schedule for 2022-2023 will be:
6:15 Dinner
6:30 Core Class
7:00 The Shuk (community fun program)
7:15 Elective Class
7:45 Pick up in the Main Circle

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 begins the year on September 10th . 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

At KI we pride ourselves on offering a B/Mitzvah process that is inclusive, flexible and highly meaningful. The process is centered around each individual student: their needs, their strengths, their relationship to Judaism and Jewish life. Guided by our clergy, our wonderful teachers and the support of the synagogue community, our students come away feeling assured in who they are and all that they bring to the world. While they inevitably immerse in Torah and Jewish tradition, they also immerse in questions around what it means to be a conscientious young adult in today's world. It is a time-tested ritual that we have brought firmly into the 21st century in ways that are upbeat and deeply engaging.

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


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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.

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.

Consecration & Confirmation of our 10th grade students will be Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 7pm.


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.