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Religious School

 

Pre-K through High School

Congregation Beth Shalom is committed to nurturing skills, experiences, beliefs,

and emotional attachments in our students and families that will enable them

to integrate the values of Torah (Jewish learning),

Avodah (Worship), and G'milut Chasadim (Good Deeds) into their lives.

 

Registration for Religious School 2019-20

Registration Fees

Welcome 

Back to Shul Bash 

Opening Day

Daily Schedule 

Religious School Parent Handbook

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For more information, contact Helen Richard HERE

 

New This Year 

"Ulpan Shabbaton" registration: https://www.cbsw.org/event/ulpan-shabbaton.html

 

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Gan Yeladim (Children's Garden)

3-4 Year Olds

 

Art, music, active play, and storytelling are integrated into the curriculum.

 


 

Chalutzim (Pioneers)

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Curriculum focuses on the Jewish Holidays, Bible stories and heroes, and the Land of Israel. Students are introduced to prayers and songs to increase their comfort at services.

 


 

Kadimah (Striving Forward)

3rd through 6th Grades

Torah, T'filah (prayers), holidays, Jewish history, and Israel are integrated into a spiraling curriculum. Hebrew is taught on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Students entering the Kadimah program are blessed each autumn in a consecration ceremony as part of our congregation's Simchat Torah (Rejoicing with the Torah) holiday celebration.

 


 

B'nai Mitzvah Program

7th Grade

Upon completing a course of study, our students become candidates for Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Our B'nai Mitzvah program is comprised of preparatory coursework integrated into the Religious School curriculum and includes attendance at Shabbat services, private tutorials, and a series of sessions with the Rabbi. Study focuses on the process of Torah, the meaning of B'nai Mitzvah, an analysis of the student's Torah and Haftarah portions, and mastering the Shabbat liturgy. B'nai Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Shalom are both family and congregational celebrations as the Bar/Bat Mitzvah participates in both Friday evening and the Shabbat morning services.

 

Post B'nai Mitzvah Program

8th & 9th Grade

 8th and 9th graders is a combined class. Our new schedule allows our teens to focus on serving as Madrichim and role models for our younger students and these hours can be counted towards their community service for the college applications. The  8th/9th grade mid week class is taught by Rabbi Goldberg. In addition to providing an opportunity to deepen the relationship between the students and Rabbi Goldberg, the class address the timely question of how to disagree in a Jewish way. We will learn how constructive conflict is necessary in every relationship and community and how to reframe conflict in a way the leads to resolution, partnership and vital leadership skills. We will provide light dinner.

New this year - 8th & 9th Grade - flyer 


 

Confirmation

10th Grade

Students explore Jewish ethics, issues of social justice, and a variety of topics that have a direct impact on their lives as young adults with Rabbi Goldberg. The highlight of the year is the Confirmation class trip to the L'Taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, D.C, Austin, TX or Galveston, TX. 

 


 

Madrichim Program (Teaching Assistants)

11th-12th Grades

11th and 12th grade students in the Madrichim Program have an opportunity to continue their Jewish education while giving something back to our congregation. Students serve as teaching assistants and activity specialists in our CBSW Religious School. They meet periodically to share their experiences as Jewish role models, to continue Jewish study, and to develop teaching, mentoring, and leadership skills. Students who serve as Madrichim in both the 11th and 12th gradesare awarded the Shomrei Kabbalah Award (Guardians of the Tradition) and recognized during a special service for their dedication to our congregation and the Jewish people.

 

Sat, August 17 2019 16 Av 5779