Religious School at Congregation B'nai Israel

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For more information on this and the other offers from our CBI Religious School, contact our

Interim Religious School Director Rabbi Todd Doctor at educator@cbigalveston.org or call our office at 409-765-5796.

 

Religious School Overview

   Our CBI Religious School seeks to impart the most important aspects of Judaism to our students (from Early Childhood Education to Confirmation) and to build a sense of community and shared values, while having fun. We aim to convey meaningful content in the context of a warm, inclusive learning environment.

 

“Enduring understandings” are big ideas that have lasting value beyond the classroom. It is what we want our students to retain even if they forget many of the details covered. Enduring understandings require exploration and engagement, and they provide a larger purpose for learning.

 

Here are some of the enduring understandings we strive to impart:

 

  • I am part of the Jewish family, starting with my own, to my synagogue, all the way to my connection to Am Yisrael (the Jewish people).

  • We have a responsibility to use our Jewish values to help us be better people and to help others (friends, community and the world) to live healthier lives.

  • The Torah is our guide to living a good Jewish life. Reading as well as interpreting Torah is our right and responsibility as Jews.

  • Holidays help us connect to our traditions, our community, and the world.

  • Observing and celebrating Jewish life-cycle events bring a sense of sacredness to our lives.

  • We are all created in the image of God, who expects us to act morally, ethically, and justly.

 

   Aided by the innovative curriculum of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), our Religious School Director and our educators think deeply and plan carefully for how they convey these big ideas to our students. They are our Religious School compass, framing the questions and guiding our learning.

Tuition Information

 

   Our beloved Rabbi Henry Cohen (z’’l) believed that Religious School is not a privilege for only those of means; it is a right and responsibility for all who care about our Jewish future and our personal Jewish identity.

 

   So, today, the membership of CBI stays committed to ensuring our Jewish youth identify as Jewish adults by offering the very best Religious School education—from the innovative curriculum of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life —to any Jewish child in the greater Galveston area at no cost to you!

 

   All that CBI asks, in exchange for this priceless Religious School Education, is a pledge of consistent attendance (which is part of the CBI Religious School Enrollment Form). Although not required, any financial contribution you wish to make (separate from your CBI Annual Financial Commitment) is also appreciated.

 

Lipnick Jewish Summer Scholarships

   As an incentive for fulfilling that commitment of consistent Religious School attendance, CBI will provide your child(ren) a $1000 scholarship for an approved and organized Jewish Summer Experience (i.e. Jewish Summer Camp, Israel Trip, Mitzvah Corps Project, etc.).

 

   To take advantage of this generous scholarship — made possible by CBI congregants’ donations — your children must maintain regular Religious School attendance and parents/guardians must be contributing congregants of Congregation B'nai Israel - Galveston in good standing.

 

Religious School Calendar 2020-2021

Please also see our congregational calendar for Religious School activity dates by clicking here.

September:

6   - No RS: Labor Day

13 - Welcome Back

20 - No RS; RH

27- No RS: YK

 

​October:

4   - RS Day 1, Sukkot

11 - RS Day 2

18 - Off

25 - RS Day 3

​November:

1  - RS Day 4: Landon Crawford, ISJL Fellow

8   - Off

15 - RS Day 5

22 - RS Day 6

29 - No RS: Thanksgiving Break

 

December:

6   - RS Day 7: Hannukah Program: Julian Cohen, ISJL Fellow

13 - RS Day 8

Dec 20 - January 3:  Winter Break

 

January:

10 - RS Day 9

17 - No RS:  MLK Holiday

24 - RS Day 10

31 - RS Day 11

 

February:

7  - Off

14 - RS Day 12
21 - RS Day 13

28 - Off

 

March:

7  - RS Day 14

14 - 21  No RS:  Spring Break

28 - No RS:  Passover

 

April:

4  - RS Day 15

11 - RS Day 16

18 - Off

25 - RS Day 17

 

May:

2  - RS Day 18

9  - Off

16 - RS Day 19

23 - RS Day 20:  End of School Program

 
Congregation
B'nai Israel
 

Phone 409.765.5796

Email info@cbigalveston.org

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8060

Galveston,Texas 77553

Services & Study

Friday - Shabbat: 6 PM

Saturday - Torah Study: 10 AM

 

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