Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster Street, Skokie IL 60076 - 847-675-4141
|Joyful & Responsible Learning
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation (EHNTJC) is an egalitarian
Conservative / Reconstructionist Synagogue. At EHNTJC Religious School, our
students engage in meaningful Jewish learning and living, allowing them to develop a
strong Jewish identity, a sense of community, and the skills and knowledge to
practice Judaism through the study of Torah, tradition, Mitzvot and the study of
Hebrew. We provide a concerned, caring, compassionate community that infuses our
children with spirituality and a positive Jewish identity.
Our students are taught by enthusiastic teachers and learn to recite and lead prayers,
learn the weekly Torah portion in age-appropriate readings, games or activities, and
participate in a children’s service. In our lower grades, students benefit from a smaller
class size and a lower teacher-to-student ratio which allows more personal attention
and individualized learning opportunities. One of our unique characteristics is that
we offer a Shabbat experience where our students actively participate in the main
service, becoming skilled and confident in their davening, and their Jewish education
is enhanced by sharing sustained, joyful experiences with the EHNTJC congregation.
Students join in the Kiddush with their parents and the congregation which
strengthens their sense of community.
The EHNTJC Religious School includes children in Kindergarten through grade 10.
Students in Kindergarten through grade 2 come one day a week on Saturdays, from
9:00-12:15pm. Students in grades 3-7 attend 2 days a week, Tuesdays 4:15-6:15 and
Saturdays from 9:00-12:15pm. Our Lehrhaus Program for students in grades 8
through 10 meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The EHNTJC Religious School is dedicated to the joy of learning!