The educational focus of the synagogue is to promote the study of Jewish tradition, including educational programming to meet the learning needs of congregants at each age and stage of life. This focus encourages all members to assume a personal responsibility for learning and teaching others. Visit Keneseth Israel’s website for current information on available classes – www.kenesethisrael.com
Keneseth Israel Preschool
2531 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40205-2224
(502) 458-0687 Ext. 18
Keneseth Israel Preschool provides a nurturing, creative, hands-on structured environment that ensures flexibility to meet each child’s needs. KIP’s goal is to let each child experience social, physical, emotional and educational activities in order to develop his/her “self.” Computer, movement, music and French are integral parts of the curriculum. The goal is for each child to be emotionally and academically ready to enter elementary school after his or her preschool experience.
KIP admits students of all races and national and ethnic origins. Hours are 8:15 a.m.-12 noon. Afternoon sessions (12-3 and 12-6) are also available at an additional fee. Kindergarten hours are 8:30-1:30 (extended day until 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. are available at an additional charge). Breakfast drop-off 7:30-8:15 a.m. at an additional charge. Lunch is served from 12-1 at an additional charge.
KIP offers the following classes:
- 12 month olds – 3-5-day programs
- 2 year olds – 3-5-day programs
- 3 and 4 years olds – 5-day programs
- 5 days mornings with enrichment
- 5 days morning only followed by afternoon(s) of extended daycare
- 5 days of Enrichment Program (includes morning and afternoon classroom work)
Extended day activities offered at an additional charge:
- Private piano and/or ballet lessons
Shary Loewy Hyman, M.Ed., Director
This goal is fulfilled through a structured preschool program, a Sunday school and a bi-weekly Tot-Shabbat youth congregation.
The future generation of congregants and leaders receive individualized bar/bat mitzvah training.
Adult educational programming is provided through Torah reading classes, Israeli current events and Jewish cooking.
K. A. T. S Judaic Education
Beginning with the 2000-2001 school year, Keneseth’s religious school joined with Temple Shalom’s religious school to create the K.I.T.S. Religious School, which has tremendously improved the level of Judaic education of all children in many different areas. Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, Adath Jeshurun Synagogue joined the Sunday school, which has been renamed K.A.T.S. to reflect the three synagogues.