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Religious School for Pre-K through 7th Grade

Members: Religious School 2020-2021 

Religious School Tuition:

K’tonton $270/$320 (member/non-member)
Pre K–3rd and 7th grade - $470
4th–6th grades - $705
8th–9th grades - $360
10th grade - $635 (includes Confirmation)
11th–12th grades - $220

Watch our religious school in action!

CBI's Judaica and Hebrew curriculum aim to enrich students' involvement in synagogue and Jewish life. As such, our programs appeal to a wide variety of learning styles, and incorporate kinesthetic, active learning alongside textbooks.

Every Sunday begins with a family participatory tefilah (prayer) service from 9:30 –10:00 AM, with the aim of bonding together as a community, practicing the prayers that students learn in class, and deepening a student's personal connection to worship, theological exploration, and historical liturgy.

2021-2022 K'tonton Registration

Required: Student information form

Religious School Family Handbook

Religious School Family Agreement form

Religious School and Kesher Scholarship

Scroll down to learn more about our religious school programs!

The following are our primary religious school programs:

Starting with our K'tonton (parent-tot) class we offer a rich, varied and engaging Sunday morning educational program that uses music, art, and Hebrew.

PreK/Kindergarten is a combined class that runs on a two-year curriculum, and covers holidays, Hebrew terms, prayers, God, the synagogue and basic Jewish concepts.

1st-7th grade Judaica utilizes the Union of Reform Judaism's Chai Curriculum, a spiraling curriculum that builds upon itself year by year. It asks the big questions that are relevant to students' lives and explores the richness and depth of Jewish tradition through a core program of Torah, Avodah, and G'milut Chasidim, covering God, sacred texts, values, holidays, Israel, and more.

Our Pre K through 3rd grade Hebrew program focuses on letter recognition and reading fluency, while 4th-6th grade students spend 45 minutes every Sunday and 1.5 hours every Tuesday engaged in Hebrew learning to become fluent in and understand the purpose and meaning of liturgical prayers and the order of the service. 6th grade also learns Torah and Haftarah trope with Cantor Steinberg, and our 7th grade focuses on conversational Hebrew, utilizing Behrman House's Let's Talk: Modern Hebrew for Teens!

Our program also offers significant elective programs. PreK/K-3rd grade rotate through different sessions of art, library, cooking, and music with the Cantor. Our 4th-7th graders participate in a rotational chugim (elective) program for half an hour every Sunday and Tuesday in which they can choose from a variety of offerings including Jewish yoga, creative writing, art, conversational Hebrew, Israeli dance, cooking, theatre, Hebrew calligraphy, and more. After six consecutive sessions of the same chug, each chug puts on a "chug presentation" to which parents are invited, and students then choose a new chug for the next session. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of options to stimulate and engage our children.

Also, many B'nai Israel students serve as Madrichim (teachers’ aides) beginning in 8th grade and throughout high school.  They serve as role models for our younger students and provide support to our faculty.  Monthly meetings provide leadership training, problem-solving skills, and classroom management.

Religious School Materials:

For information about our educational goals, our Judaica and Hebrew programs, family involvement, and more, read our Religious School Family Handbook:

Religious School Family Handbook

Religious School family Agreement

Religious School and Kesher Scholarship Opportunity
Congregation B'nai Israel believes that every child should be able to have a Jewish education. Click on the link above to download a scholarship application. 

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