Here is an update on our plans for the 2021-2022 program!
As we look towards next Fall, decisions about in-person activities and COVID protocol will be made by Rabbi Rose and Rachel Wachtel following the recommendations of the CBS COVID Committee, public health guidelines, and Seattle Public School. As the fall get closer we will send updated information about our COVID policies.
We are hopeful that we will be able to welcome Religious School participants back to CBS and are working with the COVID committee to determine the best plans and policies to do so in a safe way. At the same time, we know that some families will not feel comfortable coming back quite yet. If the CBS Religious School team and the COVID committee determine that it is not safe to meet in person, we will transition all the programs below to meet via Zoom.
We hope to offer the following programs and options and registration is now available through your shulcloud account:
Pre-K-2nd Grade Program:
In Pre-K through 2nd grade students are introduced to the Hebrew language and the Hebrew alphabet. They practice reciting brachot (blessings) for Shabbat, Holidays, and food. They study key Torah texts connected to Jewish values. Each Sunday, in addition to learning with their grade-level teacher, students participate in an Israel Program with our Shinshin and a Hebrew lesson with our Hebrew Through Movement Specialist.
Chalutzim (preschool class for 3 and 4 year olds) meets:
Sunday mornings 9:30-12:30
*No virtual option offered for this age group
Gan, Kitah Aleph and Kitah Bet (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade) meets:
Sunday mornings 9:30-12:30 (in-person)
Sunday afternoons 1pm-2pm on Zoom offered in collaboration with 2 other Conservative Synagogues
3rd -5th Grade Program:
- Option 1/All in Person- Sunday mornings 9:30-12:30 and Tuesday afternoons 4:30-6:30pm at CBS
- Option 2/ Hybrid- Sunday mornings, 9:30-12:30, at CBS, Wednesday afternoons on Zoom
- Option 3/All Virtual- Sunday mornings, 9:30-12:30, and Wednesday afternoons, 4pm-6pm, on Zoom
Sunday classes will include: Tefillah with Rabbi Rose, an Israel program with our Shinshin, Hebrew with our Hebrew Through Movement Specialist, Jewish History, Kashrut, and Gardening for 3rd grade students and a year-long lifecycle unit for 4th and 5th grade students, and community building time.
Mid-Week (Tuesday or Wednesday) Classes will include: Prayer focused Hebrew learning, bible and Jewish text study, and units focused on Jewish holidays.
Q: Why should I register now when there is so much uncertainly about the fall?
A: Your registration is tremendously important for our planning. Over the summer we need to hire teachers, make decisions about curriculum, purchase books, and more based on the number of students participating in each program. Your registration helps us do that!
Q: What happens if my preferences change over the summer?
A: If your needs or what you are comfortable with change throughout the summer, please be in touch and let us know and we will be happy to adjust your registration.
Q: How do I know what is taught in each grade level?
Q: I’m not sure which option is best for my family or have other questions.
A: Let Rachel know and she will be happy to find a time to meet via phone and discuss the options and/or answer any questions.
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Tuition Pricing for 2021-2022
CBS believes that Jewish education should be accessible to all. The synagogue’s budget offsets the cost of Religious School to keep it affordable, reflected in the “standard tuition.” The actual cost to educate each child, retain excellent teachers, and provide quality, innovative programming is higher than the standard tuition, reflected in the “unsubsidized tuition.” Members who are willing and able to are invited to pay the unsubsidized tuition or make a tax exempt donation. Standard fee rates are available to members of CBS. Non-members kindly pay the unsubsidized rate. If you are interested in becoming members, please contact Carol Benedick.
|Grade||Standard Tuition||Unsubsidized Tuition|
|Halutzim, Gan, and Kitah Aleph|
(Pre-K, K, and 1st Grade)
|Kitah Bet (2nd Grade)||$1,220||$1,600|
|Kitah Gimmel, Dalet, and Hey|
(3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)