Family Education at CBI


We are incredibly excited to announce our innovative, engaging, new Family Education program!


Family Education at Congregation Beth Israel engages the whole child, families, and the entire community through interactive, multi-generational, and traditional learning experiences fostering an awareness and love of Jewish values, customs, and traditions.

The Family Education Program will foster deeper relationships between the school, members of the congregation and the greater community while also strengthening participants’ relationship to their Jewish identity. Students and family participants will develop knowledge and skills of: Hebrew language, traditional texts, and prayer; understand Jewish holidays and traditions; appreciate global Jewish culture and history; and engage in real-world ethics influenced by Jewish values.

We also offer a Pre-K/K program called Gan Katan (Little Garden) for children aged 3-5 which meets every Sunday. For more information click here

In addition to our weekly Sunday School program, we have Hebrew classes on Thursday afternoons, monthly (3rd Friday) Kabbalat Shabbat Family services followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner and (2nd Saturday) Youth Shabbat services.  For more information, contact the office.

Looking for a way to support Family Education at CBI? Click here to check out our SCRIPS program.

Click here to enroll your children and family online

Click here to download the Enrollment Packet (.pdf) to mail or bring to the synagogue

2016-2017 Information

Weekly Overview:

9:30-9:50        prayer experience/assembly     10:50-11:30         session 2

9:50-10:30     session 1                                        11:30-11:40         break

10:30-10:45   break/snack                                   11:45-12:00         closing assembly

Educational Models:
We incorporate diverse approaches to teaching in order to meet the needs of diverse styles of learning    click titles for more detailed information

Multi-Generational Experiences (First/Fifth Sunday)
entire families have the opportunity to participate in learning focused on Jewish holidays and values facilitated by Rabbi Goldstein

Classroom Themes (Second Sunday)
students will learn based on a school-wide theme which will be instructed with an age-appropriate lesson in a traditional classroom atmosphere

Team Project (Third Sunday)
age-diverse groups of students will work together in physical or craft-based learning experiences with the assistance of parent volunteers

Hands-on Learning (Fourth Sunday)
students will be involved in experiential learning facilitated by parent and congregant volunteers

Shabbaton (10/21-23 and 5/26-28)
students and parents are invited to spend two Shabbatot together as an entire school to build community and experience Shabbat together.

Click here to enroll your children and family online

Click here to download the Enrollment Packet (.pdf) to mail or bring to the synagogue

Click here to download our 2016-2017 Family Education Calendar (.pdf)

To meet our teachers click here