Congregation Beth Israel Religious School Registration Form

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PAGE 1 OF 4

Parent/Guardian & Emergency Contact Information - Page 2 of 4
Student Information - Page 3 of 4
Fee & Donations - Page 4 of 4


Dear Religious School Families,

 As we approach the end of a great year of religious school, we are so pleased to unveil online registration for the first time!  We hope that you enjoy the ease and convenience of our new system.

Useful Information:

  • Our tests indicate that it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to register 2 children using our form. 
  • All class times and rates are listed at the top of page 2
  • You will need a digital photo of your child to attach to page 3 of this form.
  • Once you review and confirm your registration you will be redirected to the CBI Annual Commitment Renewal form. Please contact Pam Hanna at phanna@bethisrael.org or 512-454-6806 with questions regarding Annual Commitment renewal.


Please read below for the programmatic highlights you will find represented on the new form.

  

Grades 3-6: The Pathway to B’nai Mitzvah

This year, our registration form reflects our emphasis on the importance of an intensive Jewish experience for our children in grades 3-6 as they approach their B’nai Mitzvah ceremony.  For children in grades 3-6 who are planning on celebrating their B’nai Mitzvah at CBI, registration and regular attendance on Sundays is required.  In addition, we strongly encourage registration and regular attendance in our Wednesday Midrasha program. 

 

Midrasha provides the opportunity for students to feel truly comfortable and at home in our synagogue.  Students deepen in their connection to tefila (prayer), Hebrew, and important areas of Jewish studies not experienced during Sunday School, such as Shabbat, Passover, Jewish History, and the Jewish Lifecycle. Fifth graders who register for Midrasha also participate in our Side-by-Side Hebrew reading instructional program, which meets on Sundays after Sunday School.  In the event that Midrasha is truly not possible for your 3-6th grader, Rabbi Epstein will be in touch to create an alternative program with equivalent hours and similar outcomes.   

 

Special Needs

We make every effort for each of our children to succeed in our program.  Although Sunday School and Midrasha are just a fraction of what happens in any family’s week, it is critical that we have open communication about any special needs that your child may have.   Our new registration form facilitates such communication.  Melanie Kaplan, our Special Needs Coordinator, will be in touch with all families who indicate special needs on their registration form to create a specialized program that will benefit your child.  Information on the form is confidential, and viewed only by Rabbi Epstein, Sarah Jew, Melanie Kaplan, and ultimately the child’s religious school teacher(s).

 

6th Grade Time Change – 11:30-1:30pm only

As noted in grade-level communications, after a successful pilot class which combined 6th and 7th graders in their own unique program, we are moving all 6th graders to a new time slot – 11:30-1:30pm. 

 

Grades 6-10: Community-Building Experiences

We believe that intensive community-building experiences are key in the formation of teens’ Jewish identity.  Students in these grades also voiced the desire to spend more time with students of their grade level during Sunday School.  For that reason, we are incorporating one retreat per grade during the fall of grades 6-10. Please save the dates now and plan on your student attending this very important part of the program. 

 

The dates are as follows:

 

6th and 7th grade – GFC retreat Friday Nov. 3rd - Sunday Nov. 5th

8th grade – local camping trip Friday Oct. 20th - Sunday Oct. 22nd

9th grade – shul-in (lock-in) Saturday Sept. 16th - Sunday Sept. 17th

10th grade – GFC retreat Friday Nov. 10th - Sunday Nov. 12th

 

Registration for these events may include an additional fee which will not be more than $100 per student.  Most of the cost of the registration will be already included in your regular school fees. 

 

Thank you so much!  We look forward to welcoming your children back for another rewarding year of religious school. 

 

Please be in touch, as always, if you have any questions.

 

Rabbi Rebecca Epstein, Director of Education

Sarah Jew, Education Coordinator

PARENT/GUARDIAN & EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION - PAGE 2 OF 4

Student Information - page 3 of 4
Fees & Donations - page 4 of 4
Sunday Youth Classes
Religious School First Session (Torah Tots - 5th): 9am-11am
5th Grade Side-by-Side Hebrew Reading Program: 11:15am-12:15pm
Religious School Second Session (6th - 10th): 11:30am-1:30pm
Post Confirmation Class (11th & 12th): 1:45pm-2:45pm

Wednesday Youth Classes
Midrasha (3rd - 6th): 4:30pm-6:30pm

Education Fees by Grade
Torah Tots- Member*: $175 / Non-Member: $350
*Member fee is applicable for all students enrolled in CBI's CDC.
Sunday K-10th*: $175 / Non-Member: $875
*Please note that the fee for 6th-10th grade does not include the fall community-building program. There may be an additional fee for the program which will not exceed $100. Scholarships are always available upon request.
Post Confirmation (11th & 12th): $50 
Wednesday Midrasha (3rd-6th): $100
Wed. Midrasha Pre-paid pizza: $90

Parent/Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian #1










Parent/Guardian #2











Emergency Contact Information
In the case that a parent/guardian cannot be reached in an emergency, the following contacts are authorized to pick up my child/ren:
Contact #1




Contact #2




STUDENT INFORMATION - PAGE 3 OF 4

Fees & Donations - page 4 of 4
Sunday Youth Classes
Religious School First Session (Torah Tots - 5th): 9am-11am
5th Grade Side-by-Side Hebrew Reading Program: 11:15am-12:15pm
Religious School Second Session (6th - 10th): 11:30am-1:30pm
Post Confirmation Class (11th & 12th): 1:45pm-2:45pm

Wednesday Youth Classes
Midrasha (3rd - 6th): 4:30pm-6:30pm

Education Fees by Grade
Torah Tots- Member*: $175 / Non-Member: $350
*Member fee is applicable for Torah Tots enrolled in CBI's CDC.
Sunday K-10th*: $175 / Non-Member: $875
*Please note that the fee for 6th-10th grade does not include the fall community-building program. There may be an additional fee for the program which will not exceed $100. Scholarships are always available upon request.
Post Confirmation (11th & 12th): $50 
Wednesday Midrasha (3rd-6th): $100
Wed. Midrasha Pre-paid pizza: $90
Child Information




Date of Birth


















Special Needs Information













Allergy Information


Madrichim - 8th-12th Grade Classroom Assistants
Madrichim are teaching assistants and/or program assistants to our Sunday religious school classes. A "Madrich" or a "Madricha" is literally a "guide." Our students love having older role models in class to make Sundays more fun and haimish (homey). Our teachers love the opportunity to use Madrichim as guides or leaders in small group activities.                         
Participating in the Madrichim program is great classroom work experience and a fun way to gain community service hours. When you work regularly as a Madrichim at CBI, we are better able to write college and job recommendations! 



Youth Group Membership
Involvement in Jewish youth groups is one of the best proven ways for students to develop and maintain a connection to Judaism throughout their lives. It is important to us that our Jewish kids, pre-teens and teens have a community that they can call their own.
 
CBI youth group events focus on:
  • Social Interaction with Jewish peers
  • Personal Growth and Leadership
  • Social Action & Community Service
  • Worship
  • Jewish Education & Israel
Fees
Youth Group fees cover the supply and snack cost for our local programs. Additional fees may be charged to cover the costs of special programs and events held at outside venues. Any extra donations assist members who cannot meet Youth Group Membership costs. Contact Carly Cera (youth@bethisrael.org), CBI Youth Group Advisor, to discuss membership options.



Agreements & Permissions
Permission To Seek Treatment
I understand that, in the case of illness or injury of my child, every effort will be made to contact the parent or guardian. If the parent of guardian cannot be contacted, I hereby authorize the employees of Congregation Beth Israel to consent to and/or arrange for any emergency medical treatment that may be deemed necessary by a health care professional with respect to any illness or injury suffered by my child during activities taking place at Congregation Beth Israel. The agent authorized to consent to and/or arrange for emergency medical treatment herein is also designated as my personal representative under HIPAA and the Privacy Rule, as needed to fulfill the agent's responsibilities.
Agreement To Update Contact Information
I understand that it is my responsibility to update changes to my family's contact information with Congregation Beth Israel staff so that I may be reached at any time.


FEES & DONATIONS - PAGE 4 OF 4

Annual Membership Commitment                                                                                                                 Once you review and confirm your registration, you will be redirected to the CBI Annual Membership Commitment Renewal Form. All CBI members registering in religious school will be asked to renew their Annual Membership Commitment by Sept. 1, 2017. Please contact Pam at phanna@bethisrael.org or 512-454-6806 if you have questions regarding CBI Annual Membership Commitment.

Donations                                                                                                                                                             The Parent Auxiliary Fund enables to provide special educational programs that arise outside of the budget, and also for teacher appreciation. The Zach Avner Memorial Fund, established in memory of Sarah and Jonathan Avner's beloved son, provides for Special Needs education for our students, including the funding of our Special Needs Coordinator. The Student Scholarship Fund enables us to provide scholarships for students to attend religious school.                                                                                                                                           Please consider making a donation to one of our education funds.  Your generous contributions greatly assist these three very important endeavors.  Thank you! 



Education Fees
Torah Tots- Member*: $175 / Non-Member: $350
*Member fee is applicable for all students enrolled in CBI's CDC.
Sunday K-10th*: $175 / Non-Member: $875
*Please note that the fee for 6th-10th grade does not include the fall community-building program. There may be an additional fee for the program which will not exceed $100. Scholarships are always available upon request.
Post Confirmation (11th & 12th): $50  
Wednesday Midrasha (3rd-6th): $100
Wed. Midrasha Pre-paid pizza: $90

YOUTH EDUCATION FEES & DONATIONS SUBTOTAL:
NOTE FOR NON-MEMBERS:

Due to error in calculation, the subtotal below may not reflect your full balance. 

Non-members will be charged $875 PER CHILD. 

**An Additional $40 will be added per family after 6/2/2017.**

For questions regarding payment and subtotal, please contact Sarah Jew at sjew@bethisrael.org or 512-454-1589, or Pam Hanna at phanna@bethisrael.org or 512-454-6806

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