Religious/Hebrew School


Religious School Yalla! Let's go!

Yalla, our Sunday morning Religious School program, is committed to providing our children with the most impactful education that nurtures Jewish meaning, connection and continuity while inspiring them to ask big questions and have fun.

Yalla features the Chai Curriculum, experiential learning spaces, and countless powerful educational and engagement opportunities, complete with friends and fantastic teachers!

Our Student-Centered Curriculum

The Yalla curriculum aligns perfectly with our religious school model, as it is based on the whole-person framework that constantly evaluates what students know, how they put their knowledge into action (doing), and how it impacts their beliefs and sense of belonging. Yalla nurtures and helps each student lay the foundation for their own Jewish path. We look forward to working in partnership with our families to give students the love and support they need to develop into engaged Jewish teens and adults.

Questions about Religious School? Contact Dayna Gershon, Director of Formal and Informal Education.

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Religious School Times

Yalla Sunday Morning Program

Pre-K through 6th grade: 9:00am-noon
New! All Hebrew classes take place during Yalla!

  • Pre-K – 3rd Grade: Their day includes age-appropriate Tefillah (prayers), engaging with hands-on curricular activities, building relationships with their peers and faculty, singing and learning Jewish songs, and a fun special activity each week that includes Mad Science, artists-in-residence, holiday celebrations and more!
  • 4th – 6th Grade: In the next phase of their Jewish journey, our older students explore topics including ancient Israel history, prophets, the “whys” behind holidays and traditions. Students also participate in student- and rabbi-led Tefillah (prayers), and one hour of Hebrew language instruction. Of course, building relationships with peers and faculty remains a vital part of everything they do.
  • 6th Grade Becoming: All 6th graders and their parents/guardians participate in a series of meaningful classes to prepare to become B’nai Mitzvah. These classes are created and led by B’nai Jehudah’s rabbis and educators. Through participation in these classes, families will have the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Kesher on the Go (Grades 7-9)

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm;
Pizza is available at 6:30pm for dinner and socializing.

  • During 7th-9th grades, between B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation, our students are experiencing a general feeling of being “in between.” Kesher, which is Hebrew for “link,” is designed to help students manage this “in between” feeling by creating connections or links to their peers, Judaism, and the world around them. Part youth group, part Religious School, Kesher teaches students the difference between being given responsibility and fully understanding what it means to be responsible as a Jewish young adult. Each year of Kesher is designed with intention, creating a captivating journey filled with a variety of experiences and venues around KC to help them find meaning in their “in between” years.

Confirmation (10th Grade)

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm;
Pizza is available at 6:30pm for dinner and socializing.


Consecration Songs

Click on each link below to download.

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Tree of Life