As we look toward
another year of religious school in the fall (Sept '18), we are pleased to
utilize our online registration again! We hope that you enjoy the
ease and convenience of our new system.
· 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.
· You will need a copy of your child's IEP/504, if applicable, 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. If
you have already renewed membership for 5779, or are registering a child as a
non-member, you may disregard the renewal form and your school registration
will be complete. Please contact Pam Hanna at email@example.com or
512-454-6806 with questions regarding Annual Commitment renewal.
Please read below for
programmatic highlights of 2018-2019!
Grades 3-6: The
Pathway to B’nei Mitzvah
Our pathway to B'nei
Mitzvah reflects our emphasis on the importance of an intensive Jewish
experience for our children as they approach their B’nei Mitzvah
ceremony. For children in
grades 3-6 who are planning to celebrate their B’nei 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 by spending time during the
week deepening their connection to tefila (prayer) and
learning Hebrew as a living language. In addition to Hebrew Through
Movement (3rd & 4th), music, and Tefila, our Midrasha
students explore the following topics:
Being Jewish in the
Students in grade 5 who register for Midrasha
also participate in our Side-by-Side Hebrew reading instructional program,
which meets on Sundays after Sunday School.
If Midrasha is truly
not possible for your 5th grader, Carly Cera will be in touch
to create an alternative program with equivalent hours and similar outcomes.
We pride ourselves in
the efforts we make for each child to succeed in our program. Although
Sunday School and Midrasha are just a fraction of what happens in any family’s
week, we request open communication about any special needs that your child may
have as well as accommodations made during the week. 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 provided
is confidential, and viewed only by Carly
Cera, Sarah Jew, our special needs
coordinator, and ultimately the child’s religious
We believe that
continued, meaningful community-building experiences are key in the formation
of children and teens’ Jewish identity. Students will spend time in class getting to know their
peers and working on team-building.
Join one of our youth groups for
additional fun, supervised peer-level activities each month.
Sign up at ATEED, ATT Jr., or ATT on
6th & 7th Grade: SAVE THE DATE!
Zilker Park Sunday Funday!
Sunday, September 30th at
Lunch is on us! Ride the Zilker Zephyr,
play puzzling team-builders, and get to know your classmates!
8th-10th: SAVE THE DATE!
CBI Congregational Retreat
November 16-18, 2018
During the CBI Congregational
retreat at Greene Family Camp, our teen program will have a separate retreat
space on camp, where we will have intensive community-building time around a
Registration costs for
the teen portion of our CBI congregational retreat are included in regular
& 12th Grade: SAVE THE DATE!
GFC L’Taken Seminar with the Religious Action Center in Washington D.C.
Tentatively: February 1-4, 2019
Join us in Washington, DC for an
incredible weekend learning about Jewish advocacy and exploring our nation’s
capital. Greene Family Camp will be partnering with the RAC for a life-changing
program, culminating with lobbying your representatives and senators on Capitol
Hill. Together we’ll join with other congregations from around the nation as we
explore the Holocaust Museum, visit the Smithsonian’s, and celebrate Havdallah
at the Jefferson Memorial.
11th & 12th
Graders will also have the opportunity to participate in an additional
community-building trip in early June 2019!
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.
Carly Cera, Director of Education and
Sarah Jew, Education Coordinator