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 Temple Israel Religious School (TIRS)

The ultimate goal of Temple Israel Religious School is to nurture our children to celebrate their Jewish identity in the context of our modern American lives, and to commit to a life of Jewish living and learning.

Temple Israel Religious School (TIRS) is a warm, inviting place where children are encouraged to explore their Jewish traditions and heritage. We take pride in working with families to strengthen each child’s Jewish identity and connection to the greater Jewish community. We hold Jewish learning, worship, and community as central values. Our desire is that students will continue on a path of lifelong learning.

Our fresh, engaging grade-level curricula is supplemented throughout the year with family and holiday programs, music, mitzvah projects, social action and Shabbat retreats. We have a strong and dedicated staff of educators, who delight in mixing formal and informal Jewish educational techniques to bring thousands of years of history and traditions alive.




















































  • Sunday Religious School, Grades K-7  -  9:30am to 12:05pm
  • Hebrew Study & Experiential Education, Grades 3-7  - Tue 4:45 to 6:15pm OR Wed 5:15pm to 6;45pm                                                                                         



  • Kitah Hey (5th grade)      Saturday, December 7, 9:30am
  • Kitah Dalet (4th grade)    Friday, December 13, 6:15pm
  • Kitah Gimel (3rd grade)   Friday, January 24, 6:15pm
  • Kitah Zayin (7th grade)    Saturday, February 8, 9:30am
  • Kitah Bet (2nd grade)      Friday, February 21, 6:15pm
  • Gan (Kindergarten)         Friday, March 13, 6:15pm
  • Kitah Vav (6th grade)      Saturday, March 28, 9:30am
  • Kitah Aleph (1st grade)   Friday, April 3, 6:15pm


  • November 23
  • December 14
  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 14
  • March 28
  • April 4
  • April 25


  • Kitah Vav (6th grade) - Sunday, November 17
  • Gan (Kindergarten) - Sunday, November 24 *LOCATION CHANGE: GORELICK HALL IN THE LJCC*
  • Kitah Bet (2nd grade) - Sunday, December 8
  • Kitah Zayin (7th grade) - Sunday, February 2
  • Kitah Hey (5th grade) - Sunday, February 9
  • Kitah Aleph (1st grade) - Sunday, February 23
  • Kitah Dalet (4th grade) - Sunday, March 8


Differentiated learning for extra help or accelerated instruction for all TIRS students.



TIRS Students in grades Kitah Gimel (3rd) through Kitah Zayin (7th) are required to attend a certain number of Shabbat Services. When your child attends services at Temple Israel, make sure they pull their card from the boxes located just outside of the sanctuary. 

Has your child attended services at another congregation?

Track your child's Shabbat Attendance by filling out the Shabbat Attendance form.




To download the TIRS calendar, please CLICK HERE .


*Please click here to view our 2019-20 TI Religious School Parent Handbook.


*To see an overview of our curriculum goals, please click here.


For more information or to have a conversation about how TI Religious School can meet the needs of your family, please contact Director of Congregational Education, Rabbi Helene Kornsgold, 704-944-6786 or, to
schedule a personal meeting.


If you have questions, we are here to help!
Please contact Melissa Lefko, Education & Youth Assistant, at 704-944-6785 or

To apply for financial assistance, please contact Membership at 980-960-2380.



  • Joining the PTO
  • Linking your Harris Teeter VIC card & Target Red Card to TIRS

HARRIS TEETER: Please re-link your VIC card.   VIC cards are reset each summer and will need to be linked again after August 1.  Our school ID is #4647.
TARGET RED CARD: Anyone (members, family, friends) who has a Target Red Card can designate Temple Israel Religious School as their school of choice. Target will give our school (ID#153638) 1% of total purchases.



Our tradition teaches that each of us is created B’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God, and that each of us is to be valued.  TIKVAH Charlotte is a joint special needs religious school program between Temple Israel, Temple Beth El and the Consolidated Hebrew High School of Jewish Studies. This program provides individual and group learning in Hebrew and Judaica and is geared for students who have difficulties in attending mainstream classes. If your child has specialized educational needs and you are interested in finding out more information about TIKVAH Charlotte, please contact Deborah Hitt at 704-726-4427 or


The Consolidated High School of Jewish Studies of Charlotte (CHS), also known as Hebrew High, is sponsored by Temple Israel and Temple Beth El for students in grades 8 – 12. CHS offers an enriched academic program and exposes students to a variety of ideas, values and practices to strengthen their Jewish identity. CHS provides teenagers a natural setting for combining Jewish education with Jewish social experiences. Students are encouraged to expand their knowledge of Judaica, exchange views on important issues, and develop strong Jewish values and a sense of unity with Jewish people.

Classes meet on Wednesday evenings during the school year at Shalom Park from 7 – 9 p.m.

To learn more, please visit the Hebrew High website by clicking here.

Mon, November 18 2019 20 Cheshvan 5780