If you are not yet a synagogue member and have a student in kindergarten through fourth grade, we invite you to enroll in a trial year of JQuest B'Yachad before joining Adath Jeshurun, Beth Sholom Congregation or Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.
JQuest B'Yachad welcomes families that are not yet affiliated with a Synagogue. Our curriculum is student centered, so no matter what age or stage your child is beginning their Jewish education they can jump right in and start learning! Hebrew decoding is taught in 4th and 5th grade, prior Hebrew knowledge is not a requirement for younger students. Hebrew language is taught beginning in kindergarten in a warm, inclusive way so students who have not yet begun will not feel left behind but instead develop deep foundational work which provides the way for strong, successful, and meaningful Hebrew decoding in the older grades,
What are the expectations of families?
The one year introduction to JQuest B'Yachad enables your child and your family a chance to experience a different type of religious education, one based on the most current educational philosophy that engages students and nurtures their passions in a Jewish setting. JQuest B'Yachad is open to all families who are raising Jewish children. We are committed to maintaining a warm and welcoming space where all students and parents can be included. Students who participate in the trial year will have the ability to get to know all three synagogues and their clergy and will then be asked to join a synagogue at the conclusion of the year.
How does it work when the program is split between movements?
Families should select what movement they think might be right for them when enrolling in JQuest B’Yachad. Rabbi Rigler is eager to speak with you and help you connect with clergy if you need help with this decision. Families are also welcome to try both experiences over the two semesters in the trial year.