Address of Congregation: 820 Russell Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
The Religious School serves children from kindergarten through seventh grade. The curriculum includes Hebrew and Jewish studies. The school is very small currently, seven students.
Affiliation (if any): Unaffiliated
Grades served: K-7
Days and times: Sundays, 10 a.m.-Noon, & Thursdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Information about teachers: Two teachers plus the Rabbi conduct the learning.
Tuition and other costs: $300
For more information: Rabbi Maralee Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address of Congregation: 8617 Ridgefield Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
MCJC’s goal is to provide a comprehensive Jewish education to our children so that they may understand and take pride in their Jewish heritage. We recognize that every family is different in terms of Jewish observance and background, and we don’t assume any specific knowledge or experience level upon entry in the school. We operate multi-age classrooms, accommodate special needs students and provide one-on-one tutoring as needed. We seek to provide a range of learning experiences that allow our students to be knowledgeable about Judaism and feel a part of their Jewish community.
Affiliation (if any): Independent
Grades served: Pre-K (as needed), Kindergarten – High School
Days and times: Sunday, 9-12 (all grades); Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm (grades 2-7)
Information about teachers: We have an unusually well-staffed school, with at least two adults (teacher & aide) in each class grades K-7, supplemented by high school volunteers. We also staff a computer lab with a teacher able to offer supplemental one-on-one instruction. Our dedicated, knowledgeable staff (all MCJC members) seek out continuing education opportunities and adapt their curriculum to suit the needs of the students and the school.
Tuition and other costs: One day a week instruction for grades K-1 is $582/year. High school tuition is $372/year. Two day a week instruction for students in grades 2-7 is $800 a year. Early enrollment and multi-child discounts are available. Book fees run $48 per student.
For more information: Education Director Shelley Corush at email@example.com or Executive Director Ellen Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815/455-1810.
Address of Congregation: 121 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134
Mailing: PO Box 346, Geneva, IL 60134
Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors (FVJN) offers a Jewish education program right in the heart of Geneva, IL. Classes are held two Sundays a month, September through May, for children beginning at age 3 through 8th grade.
FVJS welcomes children from Jewish and interfaith families, with no formal religious education, Jewish knowledge or background, to those who previously attended Jewish religious education programs at synagogues. The FVJS program provides a general Jewish education and does not adhere to any one particular branch of Judaism.
Registration is now open for Fox Valley Jewish School (FVJS). More information and registration forms can be found at http://www.fvjn.org/fox-valley-jewish-school/, or email email@example.com.
Affiliation (if any): None
Grades served: PreK (age 3) – 8th grade
Days and times: Sept. – May, twice a month, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Hebrew 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Information about teachers:
FVJS teachers are dedicated, creative and caring individuals from a variety of backgrounds, some of who are certified teachers, some parents, and even some grandparents! We are also fortunate to have terrific aides who assist in our classes.
Tuition and other costs:
$210 for first child, $180 for additional children, $90 for optional Hebrew
For more information: Visit: fvjn.org; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 630-465-0356
Address of Congregation: 330 Division St, Elgin, IL 60120
CKI recognizes we are part of a diverse Jewish community. We are dedicated to making learning fun, with an integrated curriculum that builds year after year. Our computer lab for online learning, utilizes modern technology to help achieve our curriculum goals. The Hebrew program is prayer based, and self paced instruction, allowing for a flexible attendance schedule. Judaism Rocks is a fun, vibrant monthly all-school event which includes, art, music, cooking and “repairing the world”. This is just one program to help our students to joyously grow spiritually. Individualized B’nai Mitzvah ceremonies with private instruction are available.
Affiliation (if any): Unaffiliated
Pre Kindergarten through High School
Days and times:
PreK – Sundays twice per month – 9:45am to Noon
Kindergarten through Third grade – Sundays, 9:45am to Noon
Fourth grade through seventh grade – Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 6:30, and Sundays, 9:00am to noon.
Chai School (Confirmation) -Thursdays, twice per month, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Leadership class available to students in eighth grade and up to become classroom aides.
Information about teachers: We have a complete and dedicated staff to provide the best possible learning environment possible for our students. Our teachers attend workshops, webinars, and in-house programs to gain knowledge for working with individual student needs, and enhancing our curriculum.