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Religious School

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! Click here to register online. Click here to download and print the registration forms for mail-in or in-person registration. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Education, Elaine Manno at emanno@kolhaverim.org or (860) 633-3966.


Our children are Judaism’s most important resource; and our hopes and dreams for our Jewish future. We, at Kol Haverim, are dedicated to building a warm, comfortable and positive climate of Jewish experiences and learning for our students. Parents are the necessary ingredient to make our efforts successful. Please join us in this endeavor!

Find out more about Elaine Manno, our Director of Education HERE.

About Our Religious School

One of Kol Haverim’s fundamental goals is the transmission of Jewish Heritage. In conjunction with an active Jewish home life, our educational programs strive to increase Jewish literacy, feeling, knowledge and observance and to foster a love for the Reform Jewish way of life.

The Kol Haverim Religious School inspires our children with a positive and abiding connection to our Jewish faith, history and traditions. The Religious School begins with the Nursery Program and continues through 12th grade with the goal of creating a literate, caring, active Jewish young adult at the time of confirmation.

The Kol Haverim Religious School strives to educate our children to become:

  • Jews who affirm their Jewish identity and bind themselves inseparably to our people by word and by deed.
  • Jews who bear witness to the Brit (the covenant between God and the Jewish people) through the practice of mitzvot (commandments) as studied in the Torah and classic Jewish literature, and as interpreted in the light of historic development and contemporary liberal Jewish thought.
  • Jews who affirm their historic bond to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.
  • Jews who cherish and study Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people.
    Jews who value and practice Tefilah (prayer).
  • Jews who further the causes of Justice, Freedom, and Peace by pursuing Tzedek (righteousness), Mishpat (justice) and Chesed (loving deeds).
  • Jews who celebrate Shabbat, the Holy Days and the festivals and observe the Jewish ceremonies marking the significant occasions in their lives.
  • Jews who esteem their own person and the person of others; their own family and the family of others; their own community and the community of others.
  • Jews who express kinship with K’lal Yisrael by actively seeking the welfare of Jews throughout the world.
  • Jews who support and participate in the life of the synagogue.

Grades K-2 meet once a week and grades 3-7 meets twice a week.  Hebrew studies begin in the 2nd grade. B’rit Mitzvah instruction is provided in the 7th grade. (B’rit is a non-gender specific term that can be used for males, females, and non-binary gender persons. You and your family pick the term that is appropriate for your child.)

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