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Temple Isaiah’s Integrated Kids Programs

Visit our JQuest page for information about education programs for kids.

Visit our music page for information about music programs for kids.

Temple Isaiah’s integrated teen programs are built on the principle that every event and activity, whether in the classroom or not, should advance a certain set of common Jewish values. Each element of our kids programing emphasizes some or all of these core values and complements and builds on other elements in a cohesive and cumulative way. All events and activities lead to our goal of nurturing Jewishly identified people of integrity.

The core values we emphasize include:

  • Commitment to Tikkun Olam - social justice and social action
  • Creation of Kehillah - a supportive, tolerant, and interdependent thinking community
  • Individual responsibility and ethical decision making
  • Jewish knowledge and spirituality

To learn more about our programs for kids contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Director of Education, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Youth Director at (925) 284-9191

JQuest

At Temple Isaiah, we seek to give all of our children and their families a living experience of the Jewish tradition and to enable all members of our community to be a part of contemporary Jewish life. We aim to connect our children and their families with the ongoing creative life of the Jewish people. We aspire to provide our students with the tools to understand the Jewish past while being inspired and empowered to create a Jewish life that is committed to tikkun olam. The philosophy and atmosphere of JQuest calls for our teachers to instill in our students a love of the Jewish tradition and the study of Torah, along with an openness to the questioning that our tradition encourages. Overall our goal is for our children, families, and all members of our community to be challenged, exhilarated, and energized by the power of Jewish ideas and traditions.

Our Youth Groups

Temple Isaiah’s youth group Simcha (5th and 6th Graders), Anachnu (7th and 8th Graders) and LAFTY (9th-12th Graders) provide an enjoyable, enriching and safe environment for all participants. They include a wide variety of social and adventure-oriented activities with a Jewish infusion. Our intention is to allow young people to socialize, take responsibility for themselves and each other, and have new experiences within a Jewish peer community that emphasizes social action and ethical decision-making.  Follow these links to find out more about:

Camp Kefli: K-8th Grade Summer Camp

The name Kefli comes from a Hebrew expression used by Israeli youth, Ayzeh Kef Li– “I’m having a great time.” The name Camp Kefli reflects our spirit of informal, well-structured summer fun infused with a strong sense of Jewish community.



For two weeks in August, each morning is filled with the dynamic spirit of Temple Isaiah’s Camp Kefli. At Kefli, the day begins with excitement and anticipation. The Camp Kefli staff leads a wide range of programs that are appropriate to each age group from Kindergarten through 8th grade, filling our two one-week sessions with fun. Some programs utilize the wonderful Temple Isaiah facility while others take place off site. We offer creative theme days and adventures that enrich and delight our campers.

Music Programs: Junior Choir & The Mighty Kleztones

Our Junior Choir is for all students in grades 3-6. It’s an opportunity to have fun with friends while singing cool Jewish music and hanging out with Cantor Korn. Rehearsals take place during Religious School Tefillah (prayer). The choir will perform music in Hebrew and English from a variety of traditions in a myriad of styles. This is a great way for our students to learn more about Jewish music and have the opportunity to show their Jewish pride by sharing their talents at our monthly family services, and other occasions throughout the year. The Mighty Kleztones, Temple Isaiah’s teen Klezmer band, offers teens an exciting opportunity to learn this traditional style of Jewish music with band director, Cary Nasatir.  The Mighty Kleztones rehearses on Sunday afternoons twice a month.  Visit the music section of our website for more information about either of these program, or contact Cantor Korn at (925) 283-5875 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Kulanu Family Program

Kulanu means “all together” in Hebrew. It is an exciting new family–oriented group at Temple Isaiah. Kulanu is Jewish family fun. It’s about building community and connecting Isaiah families through informal Jewish programs and activities.  Kulanu is open to all Isaiah families with at least one child in Kindergarten through 6th grade.