Our Spring Calendars have arrived!
Here is an update on our Spring 2020-2021 program!
Following recommendations from the King County Health Department and Beth Shalom’s COVID committee, and in line with Seattle Public Schools, CBS’s Religious School will be offered remotely, with some opportunities for outdoor family learning and community building. As a small school, we are nimble and able to adjust plans as the situation with COVID-19 changes.
We’ve reflected and learned from our experience teaching remotely this fall, and our teachers will continue to study best practices in online Jewish education. We are committed to offering a high-quality learning experience that reflects our school’s mission and goals while taking into account students’ developmental needs and the reality of the challenges of remote learning.
Plans for Spring 2021
For all students
– When possible, we are keeping students with familiar teachers and/or ozerim to help maintain continuity and connection
– In addition to weekly learning with their teachers, students will have opportunities to participate in Hebrew through Movement with our Hebrew Specialist and Israel learning with our shinshinim.
– Our youngest students will meet for a more limited time. All sessions will include built-in breaks and opportunities for movement
– PreK-2nd grade Tefillah, typically held on Sundays, is being reimagined to move to a weekly Saturday night Havdallah
– 3rd-5th grade classes will use their Sunday morning Tefillah time with Rabbi Rose to focus on what the wisdom of the siddur and Jewish prayer can offer us in these uncertain and challenging times
– 3rd-5th grade classes will continue to meet virtually on Tuesday afternoons
– Each student will be asked to sign up for a 45 minute mid-week Hebrew learning slot.
Though our learning will be primarily remote we invite your family to join us for an outdoors, socially distanced programs on Sunday, January 31st, February 28th, and April 11th. These family programs will be held virtually if the COVID committee deems it unsafe to meet in person. This is a chance to meet teachers, see classmates, and participate in some fun family Jewish learning. It will also be an opportunity to pick up books and supplies for use at home. We will share additional details about this program soon as well as information about participating virtually if you are not comfortable coming in person.
We recognize that each student learns differently and each family has its own level of comfort participating in remote learning and in-person events. Please reach out to Rachel Wachtel, Education and Youth Director to discuss craft a positive experience for your child/children this year.
Please view the calendars above or the details below for more information about the hours and program for each grade.
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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 Shinshinim and a Hebrew lesson with our Hebrew Through Movement Specialist.
Gan (3, 4, and 5 year olds) meets:
Sundays on Zoom: 9:45am-11:10am
Kitah Aleph and Kitah Bet (1st and 2nd grade) meets:
Sundays on Zoom: 10:15am-12:00pm
3rd -5th Grade Program:
3rd-5th Grade Classes Meet on Zoom:
Tuesdays (3rd and 4th Grade will focus on a Kashrut and Gardening Unit, 5th Grade will continue their Lifecyle Unit)
Tues. 5:40pm, Wed. 2:00pm, Wed. 3:25pm, Thur. 4:10pm
Choose one weekly virtual Hebrew learning slot
Sundays (this includes Tefillah with Rabbi Rose, Bible learning, an Israel program with the Shinshinim, Hebrew with our Hebrew Through Movement Specialist, and social/community building time)
Tuition Pricing for 2020-2021
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)