KI’s Religious School (KIRS)

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About & Contact

logo1KI’s Religious School (KIRS) meets three times a week, on Monday and Thursday afternoons and on Saturday mornings. On-site, we offer classes for students in kindergarten through seventh grade. Our philosophy at KIRS is that students are not vessels to be filled, but rather fires to be kindled. They need a safe space and supportive opportunities to grow, and in that nurturing space they will be inspired and empowered to craft their Jewish educational journey. Our curriculum aims for breadth, rather than depth, while encouraging students to dig deeply into topics that interest them.

You may register for KIRS online or by downloading both the registration form and the tuition page. Congregation Mishkan Tefila members receive KI member pricing for tuition. You may return these to Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446, or to the KI main office at

Our goal is first and foremost a love of Judaism and the Jewish people. Beyond that, we strive to give our students a foundation of Jewish literacy and the tools that they need to be proud, informed, inquisitive Jews who participate fully in their Jewish community.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or just want to connect, please don’t hesitate to reach out: 617-277-9155 or

Open House

Kehillath Israel Religious School’s (KIRS) Open House Night is Sunday, September 10 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Parents can come to meet the teachers. Prospective families are welcome to visit to learn more about our program, talk to the teachers, and meet our Director of Congregational Learning, Shirah Rubin. If you have any questions, you can reach Shirah at or speak to the office at or 617-277-9155. We hope to see you there!

2017-18 Schedule

Monday, September 11 is the first day of class.

Mondays at KIRS
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Grades: K/1, 2/3, 4/5
5:00 – 7:00 pm, Grades: 6/7

Thursdays at KIRS
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Grades: 2/3, 4/5

2017-18 Calendar

Our 2017-18 school calendar is available online. If you would like to be added to the KIRS calendar in order to view it in your own Google Calendar, please let us know at or 617-277-9155.

Staff Bios

Visit our Staff Bios page to learn more about our teachers.

Shabbat Morning Tunes

We also have a list of links to the Shabbat Morning Tunes taught during KIRS classes!