Open Hearts. Open Minds. Strong Values.

About CBI Religious School

CBI’s Religious School is intended to provide a rich, vibrant learning environment for preschoolers through high school graduates helping them nurture their Jewish identities, create a community of peers, and build the skills necessary to be engaged members of their community. Students are exposed to a wide range of subjects including holiday and observances, bible, prayer, current events, Israel, and the Hebrew language.

Because of the diversity of Jewish practice in our community, the Religious School strives to meet each individual child's needs while encouraging parents to participate and continuing their own Jewish growth and learning. By creating an environment of warmth, acceptance and respect, we have seen how students come to love, appreciate, practice and perpetuate their Jewish heritage and tradition.

From Sunday assemblies to Hebrew School evening worship services, students and parents gather together weekly for song, learning, and prayer, thus creating a strong sense of joyful community. Our junior and senior high school youth are involved in our program as madrichim (teacher’s assistants.) We try to make learning fun, challenging and hands on, and hope that our students will see CBI as a second home.

Partnering With Parents

CBI recognizes that the few hours of religious education offered during the week needs to be reinforced in the family setting and that Jewish values and the skills needed for Jewish living cannot be taught in a vacuum. Thus, the most important Jewish educator is you, the parent. Children need to be “living Jewishly" at home and feel connected to our greater Jewish community. We hope that the religious school can be a source of learning, intellectual growth and reflection for you as well.

As a community school, parent volunteers are needed to help carry out the many supplementary programs which give shape to our community. Parents are asked to be present in classes on those Sundays when they are designated “Parent of the Week.” We hope that parents will become part of our worship communities in the congregation, including our Family Shabbat experiences and holiday celebrations. We want to be partners in helping parents create the kind of Jewish family where there is learning, commitment, and joy.