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Shalom Jewish Journeys Families


Religious school will be on summer break and will resume classes in the fall.  Fall classes begin Wednesday, October 4 for Jewish Journeys, and Sunday, October 8 for Hebrew school.  See you then!

Religious School Registration for 2017-18/ 5778 coming soon.

Parents of Teens: 

Check out our CABIT page for more information.  DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR NFTY LTI 

Need to Practice for B'nai Mitzvah?

Here are some recordings that may be helpful!

A note from the Director of Education

Dear friends,

CABI Religious School - Mission and Goal

CABI’s Religious School’s educational goal boils down to one simple idea: we want our kids to want to be Jewish.  Every Jewish family has a host of beliefs, knowledge, customs, and stories about what it means to be a Jew and we want to pass these on to our children. At CABI, our religious school mission is to help families accomplish this.

We also want our youth to want to attend religious “school.”  Secular academic days are already demanding and long. Therefore, we are committed to offering content in a variety of interactive, hands-on lessons and experiences designed to be interesting, enjoyable, and a challenge for each age and grade level. 

Being and doing Jewish

We believe that being and “doing” Jewish is interesting, engaging, enjoyable, and yes, even fun.  Jewish Journeys, our name for CABI’s religious school curriculum, is designed to engage and immerse our youth, grades pre-kindergarten through teens, and their families, in the multi-faceted aspects of being and doing Jewish.


Community – kehillah – is central to CABI life and to Judaism.  As part of our Jewish Journeys, we offer weekly Wednesday night dinners, monthly family-friendly Shabbat services, holiday and special event celebrations, and communal service projects (Friendship Feast) for the entire family. We rely on families to attend services and events as well as volunteer to help plan, coordinate, and facilitate these opportunities for Jewish learning and engagement.  When students enroll in religious school, families are asked to sign up for the KO, Kehillah Organization, CABI’s parent/family/teacher group.  It is our sincere hope that every family will sign up to volunteer for something.  Be involved a little or a lot; there is a place for everyone in our CABI family.

If you've got time, read on for more information about each of our classes.  And don't hesitate to let me know if you have questions.  

Welcome to the CABI Family!

Beth Harbison

Director of Education


Pre-K through 2nd

Younger elementary school students meet once a week on Wednesday nights (5:45 – 7:15 pm).  These Jewish Journeys classes are designed to be a child’s first religious school experience. We provide a warm and loving atmosphere where children are introduced to Jewish holidays, history, culture, and Torah through music and song, story, dance, arts and crafts, and games. (There are currently no plans to open a pre-k class for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Director of Education, Beth Harbison at


3rd through 6th grade

Beginning in fall 2017, 3rd through 6th grade students will meet twice weeklyHebrew classes meet Sunday afternoons (4:30 – 6:00 p.m.) in ability-based groups, and Jewish Journeys meets Wednesday nights (5:45 – 7:15 pm).  We are experimenting with a block schedule in which classes will rotate through a series of 4- to 6- week courses of study. Course themes may change year to year to encourage innovation and timeliness as well as to capitalize on the strengths of our teachers.  Courses may include:  Cooking and Cuisine across the Jewish world; Talmud and Torah through Story; Jewish History and the Holocaust; Israeli Cultural Geography: flora, fauna, peoples and cultures of Israel; Hits, Pips, and Doubles: How to Play Backgammon, etc.


Bat/Bar Mitzvah

Beginning in fall 2017, b’nai mitzvah students will meet twice weeklyHebrew classes meet Sunday afternoons (4:30 – 6:00 p.m.) and Jewish Journeys meet Wednesday nights (5:45 – 7:15 pm). Combined, these classes prepare students to leyn (chant) Torah, co-lead Shabbat morning prayers, and deliver a d’var (speech). Depending on the length of the parsha (Torah portion to be read or chanted) and a student’s interest, additional tutoring is usually necessary. Monthly whole-class family meetings with the Rabbi and a service project are required.  Beginning in the fall of 2017 (5778), students will have the option of participating in a student-directed, adult advised, group service project (the BP: B’nai Mitzvah Project) where students will learn the fundamentals of philanthropy and collectively administer micro-grants to applicants.


Teens (7th – 12th grades)

CABITs have the option of meeting once or twice a week, Wednesdays 5:45-7:45 and Sundays 4:30 – 6:00.  Teens work as madrichim - guides and assistants to the school and classroom. They are engaged in meaningful, mentored work half of each evening followed by their own educational and social time the second part of the evening.  We also have a very active branch of the URJ’s youth organization, NFTY (“nifty”). More information about the teen group - CABIT can be found here.


*No one is turned away from any CABI program or event for inability to pay in full. Scholarships are available.  Contact: Beth Harbison at


Sat, August 19 2017 27 Av 5777