Taste of JRC


Taste of JRC Religious School

Try our classes (Pre-K and up) for six weeks for just $54! 

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Families new to JRC

If you're searching for the right Jewish learning experience for your kids, try a taste-test of our programs. With the Taste of JRC, you will be able to sample classes, talk with our caring, accomplished teachers, and get to know our community. 

Our community is a special and meaningful one that emphasizes connection and participation for your whole family. Every child in JRC's program gets to spend time with our clergy. Not only will your child's Jewish growth be nurtured in our program, you will be a member of our supportive community as well. 

For a limited time, we are offering new families chance to taste JRC Religious School’s delicious offerings. You and your child can participate in school and holiday programming through the month of October—and it's only $54 per child.

This wonderful program includes:

  • Enrollment in Religious School classes for six weeks through October
  • Weekly circle time with Cantor Howard, Rabbi Rachel, and Rabbi David (always a great way to start your Sunday with songs, blessings, and laughter)
  • All School Family Ed Day
  • Parent coffee with Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi David
  • High Holiday Family Services

Family Sukkot and Simchat Torah services  

Want a b'nai mitzvah? Think ahead! 

If you've been thinking about having a b'nai mitzvah for your child, now might be the time to enroll them in school. Our b'nai mitzvah dates are set in 5th grade, and we usually require students to attend 5th and 6th grade classes at JRC to be eligible for this ritual. Students start learning prayers and Hebrew for the ceremony as early as 3rd grade. 

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 847.328.7678

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Our enriching and diverse preschool program is based on progressive Jewish values, is open to families of all religious backgrounds, and focuses on the importance of relationships between students, teachers, and families. 

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In 2008, we built the first platinum LEED-certified green synagogue in North America. The construction required 18 pillars - the number in Hebrew that also means "chai" or "life." 

Now, more than ten years later, JRC has launched the Pillars of Chai Campaign to raise $4.4m to wholly own our beloved building. 


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