To learn more about JQuest B'Yachad visit www.JQuest.org
KI has joined with our neighbors, Congregation Adath Jeshurun and Beth Sholom Congregation to form a new program for religious education for kids in grades K-6. Based on KI's transformational JQuest program, JQuest B'Yachad allows students to go on quests to dig deeper and explore the world of Jewish life. While JQuest B'Yachad students come together for Judaic studies, KI's clergy lead Tefillot (prayer) each Sunday and Tuesday and KI students study their own Reform Movement prayer curriculum in the older grades. KI clergy are present each week at JQuest B'Yachad to maintaining their connection with our students and the JQuest B'Yachad program is directed by KI's Director of Religious Education, Rabbi Stacy Eskovitz Rigler, MAJE.
JQuest B'Yachad encourages individual voice and choice allowing kids to be participants in choosing how they want to learn in electives and group projects. KI recently received its second accreditation from the Association of Reform Jewish Educators for its top notch educational program.
JQuest B'Yachad meets on Sundays from 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September through May and on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for 2nd - 6th graders.
If you are a member of Keneseth Israel, 2016-2017 pricing for JQuest B'Yachad is:
First Grade: $650/year
Second Grade: $900/year
Third-Sixth Grades: $950/year
Seventh-Tenth Grades: $750/year
For Teens in Grades 7-10, KI offers a Teen Jewish Adventure. "Quest Noar" allows teens to choose six courses a year, two per trimester, to further their Jewish learning and living. Courses range from academic to experiential with offerings like yoga, band/choir, "Texting like a Jew," "Teen Idols," the Arab Israeli Conflict, and the Holocaust through art. Quest Noar meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and begins each week with a pizza dinner and time to shmooze. Quest Noar weekly class is supplemented by grade level trips for the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students, as well as KIFTY, our youth group.
KI also offers an independent study track with one monthly Sunday meeting for those students who are unable to make the Tuesday evening program.