Religious School

The Congregation Beth Jacob Religious School strives to instill in our children a strong Jewish identity and understanding of Jewish values, tradition and history. 


studentsPHILOSOPHY, GOALS & VALUES

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SCHEDULE AND HOURS

FACULTY

SYNAGOGUE AND MEMBERSHIP

REGISTRATION

DONATE


PHILOSOPHY

Congregation Beth Jacob is a joyful and caring home where students learn to embrace their Jewish identity.

It is a place where every student discovers the importance of Jewish values, learning, and community. Our students emerge as lifelong learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate actively in Jewish community and life, devoted to mitzvot and social action.

We embrace a value-based curriculum that builds leadership skills, character traits, and self-esteem through the teaching of Torah, prayers, and acts of loving kindness. Our clergy, teachers, and staff partner with parents to guide children toward becoming kind people – mensches – and leaders in our community.


GOALS

The school believes that fostering Jewish continuity requires a solid Jewish education. Upon completion of their formal Jewish education our students should be able to:

  • Live ethical Jewish lives

  • Perform acts of Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”)

  • Participate actively and with understanding in prayer services

  • Be familiar with both written and spoken Hebrew

  • Perform mitzvot (act according to the commandments)

  • Demonstrate a connection to and love for the state of Israel

  • Understand Jewish history

  • Identify as a member of k’lal Yisrael (the world Jewish community)

Informal Education

We encourage students to participate in Jewish youth groups and summer camps in order to gain a sense of belonging in the local Jewish community.


VALUES

We value Talmud Torah - the mitzvah of studying Torah - and teach the weekly parasha to our students and their families.

As it is said in Talmud Shabbat: "One person's candle is light for many". Our Torah is light to our people and so are the children and families of Congregation Beth Jacob for they are shining examples of what our tradition exemplifies: Goodness, Mitzvah and joy.


SCHEDULE AND HOURS

  • First Session: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Second Session: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Junior Congregation: Saturday morning: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Beit T'fillah (Chapel), most weeks during the school year. Please check calendar for schedule.

  • Mishpacha: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please check calendar for schedule.

  • Friday Night Programs: 1st Friday Night Rockin' Shabbat Shira; 3rd Friday Night Family Shabbat

Religious School By Grade Level

  • K - 2nd Grade: Wednesdays and Saturday Junior Congregation

  • 3rd - 7th Grade: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday Junior Congregation

  • 6th Grade Day School: Wednesdays and Saturday Junior Congregation

  • 7th Grade Day School: Wednesdays and Saturday Junior Congregation


SYNAGOGUE MEMBERSHIP

  • Please note that you must establish membership with CBJ before enrolling your children in Religious School. E-mail the CBJ office at cbj@bethjacobrwc.org for membership information or download the membership application.

REGISTRATION

  • Download the paper registration form. We will send you the tuition form applicable to your child when we receive the registration, or e-mail cbj@bethjacobrwc.org to request the tuition form(s); be sure to tell us each child's grade and, for 6th and 7th grade, whether the child attends Jewish day school.
  • Link here for online registration.

DONATE

  • Donations to our scholarship fund, school programs and events are always appreciated. Use this form to donate.


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