Education at Congregation B’nai Israel offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of lifelong learning. It begins with babies and toddlers in our warm, nurturing CBI Preschool and continues in our congregational Religious School, with dynamic programming tailored for each age. Our youth programming provides an element of informal education, particularly for teens. Adult Learning programs are vibrant, stimulating and rewarding. All along the way, our clergy offer guidance and inspiration on this incredible journey towards a life of meaningful Jewish identity.
CBI Preschool is a place where Jewish customs, holidays and basic concepts are integrated in daily school life. We are open to the community and accept families of all backgrounds as part of our play-based, nurturing program. Our small classes and low student-to-teacher ratio mean individual attention that enables each child to grow and develop at his or her own pace.
Blanche Bayar Religious School is committed to meeting the needs of every student and the schedule of every family. Our weekly, individual online classes allow teachers to customize learning. Grade-level classes on Sundays and Tuesdays build connection and community among families who will one day celebrate b’nai mitzvah together. Shabbat, holiday workshops and robust programs enhance the experience for all.
Our youth in grades 8 through 12 are invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of experiences to continue their Jewish learning. Teens have a choice of vibrant youth groups, plus two different education programs with an opportunity to work as assistants in our religious school.
Lifelong learning is a cherished value and tradition here at CBI. Our adult education program engages our learners in a wide variety of formats and compelling topics, scheduled at various times during the week to encourage participation by all ages and stages. Clergy are also available to teach Hebrew and aspects of Jewish life to individuals.