Welcome to the 5782 (2021-22) School Year

 

The Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School will be returning to on campus programming this Fall! Our administrative team is planning for a fun, engaging year ahead that involves some positive changes to our programming. Click here to register for the 5782/2021-2022 school year! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Beth Israel’s campus.

While we plan to primarily offer on-site classes this coming school year, safety will remain at the forefront of our planning. We will continue to take the most up-to-date local and state guidelines into consideration. Our staff has worked to create various contingency plans, so that our school can adapt and seamlessly continue to provide high quality learning experiences with everyone’s safety in mind.

If your family would prefer a fully online option for Religious School, please reach out to Rose at rorlovich@cbisd.org to learn more about our online options.

Beth Israel prides itself on being an inclusive community for our learners. If specific accommodations or modifications are needed to best suit your child’s learning needs or if your child has an IEP that you would like us to be aware of, please reach out to Jessica at jkretzer@cbisd.org. We are happy to discuss all options available to meet your child’s needs.

 

First Days of School, 5782:

Pre-Kindergarten-6th Grade classes begin September 12

7th through 12th grade classes begin October 5

 

Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Programming:

Sundays 9:00-11:30am on campus

Our youngest students will spend the year focused on Jewish values and community building, as we return to campus together! As everyone is dropped off, we will come together in the courtyard and then everyone will get to go to rotations with many of our beloved teachers working as specialists to teach through art, cooking, Hebrew Through Movement, and more! The day will end with a short havdallah service and gathering with our clergy.

 

3rd through 6th Grade Programming:

Sundays 9:00-11:30am on campus (Judaica and Hebrew)

Wednesday OR Thursday afternoon ONLINE (Hebrew only)

3rd through 6th grades will also be meeting on campus on Sunday mornings, with a focus on Jewish values, community building and social justice. They will attend their regular Hebrew classes and then participate in rotations for their Judaica curriculum, which will include Bibliodrama, cooking, art, Israel and Israeli culture, and more! The day will begin with community time in the courtyard and end with havdallah.

We have heard feedback from many parents and teachers that our 40 minute weekday Hebrew check ins online are working well for people. We have had students attend on the way to or from sports, from home, and while on vacation, so attendance and educational gains have been fantastic. In order to keep up the pace, we are going to keep our weekday Hebrew ONLINE. No need to sit in traffic, just join us from wherever you are! Additionally, we will be offering Hebrew reading exercises for students to use online, so that they can practice reading prayers anytime.

 

7th Grade Programming:

Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm on campus

Our 7th grade students will join us on campus for community building facilitated by our youth department, followed by a core class with our educators that focuses on topics related to social justice, Israel, and bar/bat mitzvah preparation. After that, the clergy will lead students in a short prayer experience.

 

8th through 12th Grade Programming:

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm on campus

Our 8th-12th grade students will join us on campus for community building, which will be facilitated by our youth department, followed by a core class. The 11th and 12th grade classes will be specifically focused on preparations for the Platt Trip to Israel in the Fall.

 

Madrichim-in-Training (MIT):

Tuesdays 5:45-6:30pm on campus

8th grade students and students in 9th-12th grades who have not already taken Madrichim in Training are invited to join us at 5:45pm for this class.

 

Camp and Immersive Travel:

Our 4th/5th and 6th/7th grade camp weekends are back! We also are planning to take our 10th grade students to L’Taken, a national social justice seminar focused on public policy. Our 11th AND 12th grade students will have the opportunity to attend our Platt Trip to Israel. Our 12th graders will also be invited to attend AIPAC, which is a bipartisan policy conference of the American Israel Pubic Affairs Committee. We are awaiting information about whether or not AIPAC plans to be in person.

 

If you are new to Beth Israel, planning to join, and/or would like registration information sent to you, please contact the Religious School office at religiousschool@cbisd.org. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Rose Orlovich, Director of Education, rorlovich@cbisd.org.

You should be prepared with the following information to complete the registration process:

  • You must be members of Beth Israel for all grade levels except for Pre-Kindergarten
  • Credit card #
  • Medical and academic needs
  • Names and phone numbers of emergency contacts (Not parent/s)

A limited amount of Religious School scholarship funding is available by request. If you would like to request tuition assistance after submitting your registration form, please complete our Religious School Scholarship Request Form by clicking here.