Kol Ami is committed to educating children of all ages.
Kol Yeladim Religious School: We have a vibrant religious school program for grades Pre K through 7. Students enjoy learning and studying together as they develop a solid Jewish foundation. Please see section - Religious School Pre K through 7th Grade - for further descriptions of the curriculum and school programs.
B'nai Mitzvah Class (7th Grade) : For our seventh graders, studying as a group continues in our B’nai Mitzvah class. The class focuses on building community and on being a part of the larger Jewish community. This program includes sessions taught by our Rabbi. It also includes monthly field trips, in which students have the opportunity to work together to do mitzvot throughout the community. Some of our field trips have included visits to Weinberg Village, Metropolitan Ministries, and a park managed by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.
As students prepare for their B’nai Mitzvah, more personalized lessons are introduced. Students work 1-on-1 with Rabbi and the B'nai Mitzvah tutor to prepare for Torah reading and service leadership. They also work 1-on-1 with our Rabbi to explore the meaning of their Torah portion. They also work with the Education Director and their families to choose and carry out a Mitzvah project.
Our post-B’nai Mitzvah students are encouraged to join us for The Academy (Grades 8 through 12, including 10th Grade Confirmation Class), for a more in-depth study of important Jewish topics, including history, identity, and Jewish values.
Children 2nd Grade and Younger: In addition to these important programs, we have some wonderful learning opportunities for our youngest children. Through our Pizza & PJ’s Shabbat program, held monthly on Friday evenings, young students gain exposure to Brachot, Hebrew music, and Friday night T’fillot. Although anyone is welcome, this program is geared towards students in 2nd grade and younger. Schedule information about Pizza & PJ Shabbat program is available on the synagogue calendar.