At our Religious School, we take Beth Am’s mission and extend it to our youngest members. Our experienced and dedicated faculty members create a warm, loving environment where our students start down the path of lifelong Jewish learning.
CBA's Religious School is grounded in the three tenets of Judaism: Torah (learning), Avodah (worship), and Gemilut Chasadim (communal responsibility). In the classroom, our faculty strives to engage our children in living Judaism with a combination of active learning and content tailored to their interests. In addition, students learn about holidays and Israel in every grade to foster a love and understanding of our yearly observance cycle, and a connection to our Jewish homeland.
All of our students, beginning with pre-K, learn to read Hebrew. Students begin with the Alef-Bet, and increase their bodies of knowledge using a variety of Shabbat prayers that help give context to the language and prepare them for becoming b'nai mitzvah. Each seventh grader learns and explores their Torah and Haftarah readings with private instruction and with Rabbi Rosenberg.
By the time the child is ready to come to the Torah as a bar or bat mitzvah, they will be prepared enough to lead the congregation in an informed and lively Torah Talk about the week's liturgy. Our families also have the opportunity to learn together through our family education program.
But without exception, in every grade, our first curricular item is joy. Creating a love of Judaism through experiential learning is our number one priority. Our Pre-K through 8th grade meets Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.