Pre-K-2nd Grade Program:
Students attend class Sundays from 9:30am-12:30pm
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 grade has a key topic they study and a special event that pairs with it.
|Halutzim (Pre-K)||Shabbat||Shabbat dinner||Tzedakah (charity)|
|Kitah Gan (K)||Genesis||Museum of Biblical Figures||Hachnassat Orchim (welcoming visitors)|
|Kitah Aleph (1st Grade)||Israel||“Trip to Israel”||Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick)|
|Kitah Bet (2nd Grade)||Midrashim (stories)||Author Celebration||Talmud Torah (Torah learning)|
3rd -5th Grade Program:
3rd-5th graders attend class Sundays 9:30am-12:30pm & Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm
Students study Torah texts including Cain and Abel, the Exodus from Egypt, and the Joseph story. Each grade level focuses on key Mitzvot (commandments), and one or two thematic units which pair with special events.
|Grade||Topic/Topics||Mitzvot (commandments)||Special Event/Events|
|Historical Jewish figures||Mitzvot related to Shabbat and Jewish time||Havdallah|
(ceremony ending Shabbat)
|Jewish History and Israel||Kashrut (dietary laws) and mitzvot related to the garden||“Trip to Israel”|
|Jewish lifecycle and the structure of a service||Mitzvot related to prayer||Mock Jewish wedding|
Hebrew: Our 3rd through 5th grade students participate in Hebrew learning twice each week. During Hebrew time they work in small groups of students at the same Hebrew level. Learning emphasizes fluent reading, understanding of key Hebrew words, and a basic understanding of the meaning of each prayer studied.
Religious School Community Breakfasts: This year, the Religious School Community, including students, teachers, and parents, will come together for breakfast one Sunday each month. On these Sundays, breakfast will be served from 9:00-9:30am.
Tefillah: Pre-K-2nd grade students start their Sunday mornings with an engaging and age-appropriate 20-30 minutes of Tefillah. We invite parents (and younger siblings!) to join us for this morning Tefillah. 3rd-5th grade students participate in Tefillah twice a week led by our Assistant Rabbi. Their Tefillah experience is built around asking questions and exploring their own relationship with prayer.
Tuition Pricing for 2019-2020
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)||$1,185||$1,555|
|Kitah Gimmel, Dalet, and Hey|
(3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)
All Religious School registration for the 2019-202 school year will be done through Chaverweb. Log into Chaverweb here and select the school registration icon.