Netivot Religious School
Welcome! Our religious school, called Netivot, Hebrew for Pathways, aims to develop a community of children and families with the skills, knowledge, and inspiration to be active members of the Jewish community. Our outstanding faculty consists of experienced teachers who have the education and passion for helping Judaism come alive for their students, making our ancient tradition relevant for the lives of our 21st century American Jewish children.
New for the 2023-2024 school year, Kindergarten and First grade students will meet at Tikvat Israel on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM. Older students will continue to attend religious school at a nearby congregation.
Our program is guided by the following values:
- Ahavat Torah – Inspiring a love of learning and a positive Jewish identity
- Ahavat Yisrael/Ahavat Hab’riot – Instilling a sense of responsibility for the Jewish people and for all humanity
- Beit Haknessest – Developing the skills and comfort to participate in synagogue life
- Emunah – Nurturing a sense of awe and wonder, connected to belief in God
- Eretz Yisrael – Fostering a love of and commitment to the Land and People of Israel
- Talmud Torah/Shmirat Mitzvot – Cultivating knowledge and observance of Jewish practice at home and in their lives
Please fill out the following registration form for your child or children along with a $50/child non-refundable deposit. Families who register by June 30, 2023 will have their deposit applied to tuition. Financial aid is available.
Synagogue membership is not a requirement of enrollment, though we’d love to have your family as part of our congregation. To learn about joining Tikvat Israel, please see our membership page.
What You Need to Know to Register for Netivot
Days and Times
Kindergarten & 1st Grade meets on Sundays from 9:30 – 11:00 AM.
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Tuition and Fees
For the 2023-2024 school year, the tuition rate for the combined Kindergarten-First Grade class is $750 per student, which can be broken into two payments. The first payment is due at the start of the school year, October 15, and the second payment is due on January 7, 2024. Return your registration form and deposit by June 30, 2023 to have the $50/child non-refundable deposit applied to tuition. Financial assistance is available. Please check the relevant box on the registration form.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
The work of raising and educating Jewish children cannot be done in the school alone, but is a project of the school, the family and the community. When you come into the building and spend time learning and volunteering with us, you make a powerful statement to your children that Jewish learning is a lifelong process and that we are all on the same team in creating these experiences for them. We have both ongoing and limited engagement volunteer opportunities.
Families who have a hardship paying tuition should select the appropriate box when filling out the school registration form. Rabbi Israel will work with your family confidentially to come up with a plan that meets your family’s financial needs. Please know that the synagogue is committed to your child’s Jewish education and identity and will work with you to ensure that finances never prevent a child from attending.
We welcome all children into our school and work with families to try and meet the needs of children with a wide range of learning, social and physical challenges. If your child has a special need, please contact Rabbi Israel and complete the forms as completely as possible.