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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA
A Dynamic Jewish Early Childhood Center Serving Children Ages 6 Weeks to Entering Pre-K
A Jewish Day School serving students in Grades TK-6
A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Kesher Registration Form 2024-25

The Kenneth J. and Marilynn J. Friedman Family Jewish Learning Community of Adat Ari El Kesher Program

School will begin on September 3rd from 4-6:00pm 
A LATE FEE will be added to registration after AUGUST 2ND.
Teacher assignments for Hebrew Extension will be based on the schedule of the teacher after August 2nd. 
A full calendar will be available during the month of June.

2024-25 Tuition for Kesher
Kitah Gan-Kitah Zayin (TK-7th): 
Families who recruit new families will also receive $50 off of tuition.
Hebrew Extension 4th-6th Grades, 7th Grade Optional: (Individual, Online)
Hebrew Extension 4th-6th Grades, 7th Grade Optional: (In Person, Before or After Kesher) 

Hebrew Extension teacher assignments will begin in August based on enrollment up until August 2nd. Workbook and materials included in the cost. This is not the B'nei Mitzvah Reading Class.

Parent Association Fee: 
$55 per student
Emergency Kit Fee
(only if child was not in an AAE school 2023-24):
$60.00 per student
Teacher Appreciation Giving (optional):
$60.00 per student


TK-3rd graders join us for Kesher+ this Fall! This program offers an immersive Hebrew experience through music, games, and cultural exploration with Morah Ronni and Morah Yorit.

Tuesdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. REGISTER HERE

Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance is available on an as-needed basis. 
If you are interested in financial aid for 2024-2025, please make sure to first register your child(ren) for Kesher by Friday, June 21st, 2024. 

AFTER registration please complete this financial aid form. This application will ONLY be seen in full be Rabbi Holtzman. Rabbi Holtzman will pass the data (without names) onto an anonymous committee for it to be reviewed. 

You will be informed of the committee's decision by early August.

Adat Ari El Membership
In selecting your membership level this year, it is important to acknowledge that the unique experiences your children have on the Adat Ari El campus, along with their Jewish education, would not be possible without meaningful annual membership contributions. Please consider giving as generously as possible towards your synagogue membership. Unlike the tuition you pay, your annual membership contribution is tax-deductible, and may be paid in quarterly or monthly installments. 

Your required pledge helps provide:

  • Campus security – the guards that welcome you every day and protect your families, security monitoring system, and emergency procedures
  • Facilities and maintenance – keeping our grounds clean, organized, and safe
  • Religious programming for your JLC student(s) – B’nai Mitzvah preparation and training, Shabbat programming and lunches, Holiday related education
A separate membership form will need to be filled out on our website once you have completed this form, if you have not already filled it out.

Please provide the following information about your student(s)

Student 1 

Student 2 (if applicable)

Student 3 (if applicable)

Student 4 (if applicable)

Please provide the following parent/guardian contact information for your student(s)

Parent/Guardian 1

Parent/Guardian 2

Please provide us with the information for persons authorized to pick up your student(s)

Please list at least 1 person that is NOT a parent/guardian. 

Please provide us with an emergency contact (other than parent/guardian)

We will always attempt to contact parent or guardian first in an emergency.

Please note that pursuant to SB 277, all Kesher students are required to have received age-appropriate immunizations to attend our programs.

Please provide us with information regarding your child(ren)'s medical information

If your child(ren) needs to have medications in our office, such as an Epi-Pen, you will need to bring it to us with the full prescription information and the name and contact number of the prescribing physician.

Please provide us with information regarding your child(ren)'s individual learning needs

Please bring or send in additional documentation or information or the name and contact information of any specialist with whom your child/family may work. Please also complete the Individual Student Needs Form.

Field trip release

I/We give permission and consent to the Jewish Learning Community and its employees and agents to take my/our child(ren) on field trips as part of the normal curriculum and, to the extent possible, absolve the Jewish Learning Community and At Ari El and its employees and agents from any liability for personal injury to my/our child(ren) or property damage, except for injuries resulting from gross negligence of the Jewish Learning Community, Adat Ari El, or their employees or agents. I/We understand that for all field trips that require transportation, I/We will receive a permission slip. Unless I/We have signed this form and the permission slip, my/our child(ren) will not be permitted to attend the field trip. 

Volunteering and Parent Input 
Summer Camp Scholarship Fund
Contract and Signature

Please click here to read through the enrollment contract. 

If Student is NEW to Kesher (i.e., Student was not enrolled in Kesher at any time during the prior academic year) and if this Enrollment Contract and the Initial Deposit are not delivered to the JLC on or before August 2, 2024, assuming there is still space in the appropriate grade level, the tuition shall be increased by One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per student. The additional amounts referenced in this paragraph, shall be due and payable as part of the Initial Deposit. 

Family agrees that Adat Ari El is authorized to use Student(s)’s photographs, images, recordings, videos, likeness, achievements, and artwork in internal promotional publications, including the Kesher newsletter, for community outreach and in print material.
Family agrees that Adat Ari El is authorized to use Student(s)’s photographs, images, recordings, videos, likeness, achievements, and artwork in external promotional publications, including the synagogue newsletter, synagogue website, greater community outreach, etc.


Deposit and Signature

By signing below, you are enrolling your child in Kesher for the 2024-25 school year. Enrollment is not complete without: submission of this form, tuition deposit, and membership pledge for Adat Ari El. 

Please note: If you were a member of Adat Ari El in 2023-24 and have not made a Synagogue pledge by July 1, 2024 we will not be able to enroll your student(s). New families must join the Synagogue in order to enroll in any AAE school. 

Non-refundable deposit confirmation

With this application I agree to pay the $250 non-refundable deposit on the following screen
Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784