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Religious School

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 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.

Required Educational Opportunities:

  • Sunday Religious School Classes, Grades K-7 – 3 hours
  • Hebrew Study, using an online application that will reinforce concepts and skills presented in the classroom on Sundays.

Additional Educational and Social Opportunities include:

  • Saturday Junior Congregation, Grades K-6
    December 9, 2017
    January 13 & 27, 2018
    February 10 & 24
    March 10 & 24
    April 14 & 28
    May 5
  • Differentiated Learning for extra help or accelerated instruction at no extra charge for all 3rd-7th grade TIRS students
  • Temple Israel Youth Group Enrollment at no additional cost for all TIRS students

Please click here to view the 2017-2018 Religious School calendar.

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

To register for Religious School, 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.

With the exception of pre-K, Religious School is for temple members only.

Refund requests must be sent in writing to Temple Israel Religious School Administrative Assistant, Arlene Mayo, at

To start Religious School registration, please click here.

If you have questions during registration, we are here to help! Please contact Arlene Mayo at

To apply for financial assistance, please contact Membership Director, Monty Bennett, at

TIKVAH Charlotte - Special Needs Program


 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

Parent Handbook


Please click here to view the PDF of our 2017-18 TI Religious School Parent Handbook.

Support TI Religious School! Join the TIRS-PTO!

Box tops:  Please save your box tops and send them to school with your child.

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 now designate Temple Israel Religious School as their school of choice. Target will give our school (ID#153638) 1% of total purchases.

Terracycle: We are now collecting inkjet and toner cartridges through a wonderful program called Terracycle.  They will be recycled and in turn, we will earn money for our school.
Download a collection sheet to make collecting even more fun!


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