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An egalitarian Conservative congregation serving the diverse Orange County Jewish Community

 

School Registration by Computer

  1. Click here to open the 2018 Religious School Registration Fillable Form.
  2. Click the arrow on the top right corner to download the form to your computer.
  3. Open the form on your computer as a PDF (not in your browser).
  4. Fill out the form.
  5. Save the filled out version on your computer.
  6. Attach it to an email and send to rfoonberg@cbi18.org.

Contact our Director of Education, Rabbi Robin (Hoffman) Foonberg, for additional information.

View the Religious School calendar online.

Click here to download a PDF of the Religious School calendar.

We strive to expose our students to a variety of Jewish experiences while fostering a sense of commitment to the Jewish community and to their Jewish future.

CBI’s Religious School is recognized as a “Framework for Excellence” school by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  Our curriculum includes Hebrew, prayer, Torah, holidays, life cycle, and history.  Our students are encouraged to participate, discuss, and share their ideas while gaining a strong understanding of our Jewish values and how to live as Jews in the world today.  We are proud that so many of our students continue their studies throughout their high school years.

Grades K-1

Our youngest students meet on Sundays, 9:00am-12:30pm.  They experience tefillah (prayer) and Jewish holiday music.  They learn about Jewish holidays through stories, art, food, and drama.  They also learn important Jewish values such as Tzedakah (righteous giving) and kavod (respect) and chesed (kindness).  They are also exposed to the Hebrew alphabet and begin learning the sounds of the letters.

Grades 2-7

Our students in grades 2-7 meet on Sundays, 9:00am-12:30pm, and either Tuesdays OR Wednesdays, 4:15pm-6:30pm.  They learn to read Hebrew with an emphasis on reading the Siddur (prayer book).  They also gain understanding about the meaning of prayers.  Our Judaic studies include Torah, holidays, history, Jewish values, and Israel.

We provide unique art experiences for our students.  With support from the Zembrosky Youth in Art Fund, our students have the opportunity to create significant Jewish ritual objects for their B’nai Mitzvah and for their homes including yadi’im, siddur covers, wimpels, and havdalah sets.

Throughout the school year, we celebrate Shabbat with our synagogue family.  Our students lead Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday nights with their class.  We pray as a school community on Sundays.

Our 6th and 7th Graders and their parents participate in a series of life cycle classes taught by Rabbi Spitz.  As they prepare for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, this is a wonderful opportunity for families to learn together, engage with Jewish texts, and prepare for their special event.

Hebrew High for Grades 8-12

Our Hebrew High program provides a variety of experiences for teens. Students do not have to be CBI members – we encourage all Jewish teens to come and learn with us!

Hebrew High is designed with a variety of topics to prepare our young adults for college and beyond.  They learn the value of kehillah, Jewish community, and stay actively involved in synagogue life.

Our teens have the opportunity to learn from our Rabbi on a variety of relevant Jewish topics such as Jewish Medical Ethics, Mishnah for the 21stCentury, and Relating Jewish texts to their lives. We also have field trips, speakers, and an opportunity to discuss current events through the lens of Jewish values.

Our Hebrew High is also an important social time for our teens.  We provide a kosher meal for every session so that they can meet and catch up with their CBI friends.

Madrikh Program for Teens, Grades 10-12

Our excellent Madrikh program (teacher assistant) trains teens to work in our religious school with our younger students.  Through this program, they continue their Judaic education while also learning important leadership and teaching skills.  This program also provides many of our teens with their first job experience.  Some teens also choose to volunteer in this program to earn valuable community service hours for college.