Religious School

Pre-K-5th Programs

5780 RS calendar

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.

GradeTopicEventMitzvah (commandment)
Halutzim (Pre-K)ShabbatShabbat dinnerTzedakah (charity)
Kitah Gan (K)GenesisMuseum of Biblical FiguresHachnassat Orchim (welcoming visitors)
Kitah Aleph (1st Grade)Israel“Trip to Israel”Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick)
Kitah Bet (2nd Grade)Midrashim (stories)Author CelebrationTalmud 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.

GradeTopic/TopicsMitzvot (commandments)Special Event/Events
Kitah Gimmel

(3rd Grade)

Historical Jewish figuresMitzvot related to Shabbat and Jewish timeHavdallah

(ceremony ending Shabbat)

Kitah Dalet

(4th Grade)

Jewish History and IsraelKashrut (dietary laws) and mitzvot related to the garden“Trip to Israel”
Kitah Hey

(5th Grade)

Jewish lifecycle and the structure of a serviceMitzvot related to prayerMock 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.

Click here to download our detailed RS and Prozdor curriculum overview

Click here to download our 5780 Education and Youth Department Handbook

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.

GradeStandard TuitionUnsubsidized 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)

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