Realizing that Jewish learning is lifelong, the building blocks of Hebrew, Talmud Torah, Mitzvot, Prayer, Traditions, and Celebrations begin with our youngest students. Each year, the curriculum adds to student knowledge while building skills to ensure they feel proud and comfortable within their Jewish identity. Inclusion is the framework through which educational activities are planned, so that every student can learn in a safe and respectful environment.
All of our students meet on Saturday mornings allowing us to celebrate the gift of Shabbat with the whole community while learning about the richness of Jewish life through Torah. On Wednesdays, our older students expand their learning and increase their Hebrew reading skills. Ask the students of CBS’s Religious School what they like best about the school, and you will get many different answers, because the teachers employ a number of different strategies and activities designed to engage all learners.
With the recognition that Jewish learning develops through individual challenge within the support of the community, we have a strong madrichim training program which brings our teens into the school to learn leadership skills, engage in Jewish education, and contribute to our younger students’ education through their role modeling. Parents are also an integral part of the school through participation in various volunteer opportunities in the classroom and in fundraising that help enrich the students’ learning; by engaging in family activities; and by providing feedback and support.
The teaching staff is diverse and highly knowledgeable both in Judaism and pedagogy. Within their collaborative environment, the sharing of ideas, strategies, and experience helps provide the students with the best possible inclusive learning environment.
Come and see the school. Call Esther Benari-Altmann, the Director of Education, at 303-442-6605, X1104 for information