Welcome to the Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School

 

Below you will find descriptions of our offerings in the Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School. Please read through the grade(s) that are applicable to your family to learn about our plans for the year, which combine familiar topics with reimagined approaches to teaching that encourage students to actively participate in their learning process. Parents of students in grades 3-6 should take a close look at our Hebrew program, which will meet each student where they are in their Hebrew learning and help them to achieve attainable goals to raise confidence in their language acquisition abilities. 

To Register, contact Bethany Eisenberg at bratner@cbisd.org for ShulCloud login and membership information.

For questions about the upcoming school year and Religious School programming, contact Rose Orlovich at rorlovich@cbisd.org.

5785 Religious School Enrollment is now open!

PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN

Sundays 9:00-11:30am

Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be focused on learning about holidays, ritual objects, basic prayers, and Jewish traditions. Their classes will meet with clergy, a song leader, and our library specialist to supplement their classroom learning.

1ST AND 2ND GRADE

Sundays 9:00-11:30am

1st and 2nd grades will have classroom home-bases like our younger students, but will be focused on learning about Torah stories and Jewish Heroes like our older students. They will meet with our ShinShin for Hebrew Through Movement and exposure to Israeli culture, sing Hebrew songs with our song leader, learn about Israel through stories with our clergy, in addition to their classroom learning.

3RD-6TH GRADE JUDAICA

Sundays 9:00-11:30am

Our 3rd through 6th grade students will spend the year learning about Jewish heroes and famous Jews throughout history, as well as the values we can learn from them in the following fields:
Artists throughout history
Biblical characters
History Making Jews
Local super mensches (a person of integrity)

3RD-6TH GRADE HEBREW

Sundays 9:00-11:30am and Tuesdays (in person) from 4:30-6:00pm OR Wednesdays (on Zoom) 4:30-5:10pm

Families will have a choice for weekday Hebrew between in person and online programming.

Our 3rd through 6th grade Hebrew is taught through a proficiency-based Hebrew program, that our education team has custom created for our community at Beth Israel.

Hebrew learners will participate in multi-grade, content-based learning that has concrete milestones to accomplish in order to transition from group to group. From mastery of the Aleph Bet (Hebrew alphabet) through introductions to Torah troupe, every learner’s needs and unique pace will be met.

Students will progress at their own pace through learning the Hebrew alphabet and showing mastery of the letters and sounds and then through the prayers needed to lead a shabbat service. As students demonstrate proficiency and understanding of either the alphabet or set groupings of prayers, they will move to new groups.

7TH-12TH GRADE

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

We will start with 30 minutes of dinner, followed by an hour of class. Below are our courses, which are each a semester unless otherwise noted:

7TH GRADE

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Please note that 7th grade timing is now the same as 8th-12th grade.
Students will spend one semester focused on social justice and service projects that can be used as inspiration for mitzvah projects and one doing a deep dive into making meaning of prayers through art and creative expression.

Madrichim in Training (8th grade and up)

Tuesdays 5:45-6:30

This program trains our teens to become teaching assistants in our Religious School program and provides basic job skills. Students must complete this class prior to working in the Religious School.

8th Grade – Holocaust Studies, Jewish Peoplehood
9th Grade – Answering Modern Questions Jewishly, Trying on Traditions
10th Grade – Confirmation with the Clergy – all year
11th Grade – Israeli History and Culture, My Relationship with Israel
12th Grade – Developing and Taking Pride in My Unique Jewish Identity in College and Beyond – all year

A limited amount of Religious School scholarship funding is available by request. Please contact bratner@cbisd.org for information and applications.