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PreK to 5th

 

We are excited to plan for our upcoming year of Religious School, with all of our classes meeting in-person. We still have space to enroll new students in each of our classes. If you are interested in having your child join us, read below to see what we are currently offering and registration will be available soon through your shulcloud account. For detailed instructions on how to register, please visit this link. If you are new to CBS and do not yet have a shulcloud account, and/or have questions about enrolling, send Rachel (Education and Youth Director) an email at rachelwachtel@bethshalomseattle.org.

 

Pre-K-2nd Grade Program:

In Pre-K through 2nd grade students are introduced to the Hebrew language and the Hebrew alphabet. They practice reciting brachot (blessings) for Shabbat, Holidays, and food. They study key Torah texts and practice the skills needed to study a text in partnership with a hevruta (a peer learning partner). Each Sunday, in addition to learning with their grade-level teacher, students participate in Tefillah, an Israel Program with our Shinshin, and a Hebrew lesson with our Hebrew Through Movement Specialist.

Chalutzim (preschool class for potty trained 3 and 4 year olds) meets:
Sunday mornings 9:30-12:30

Gan, Kitah Aleph and Kitah Bet (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade) meets:
Sunday mornings 9:30-12:30

*Beginning in Aleph (1st Grade) students work in small groups on their Hebrew reading skills each week with members of our Hebrew Reading Team.

3rd -5th Grade Program: 

All in Person- Sunday mornings 9:30-12:30 and Tuesday afternoons 4:30-6:30pm at CB

Sunday classes will include: Tefillah with Rabbi Rose, an Israel program with our Shinshin, Hebrew with our Hebrew Through Movement Specialist,  individualized Hebrew Reading practice with members of our Hebrew Reading Team, Jewish History, holiday and mitzvot units.

Tuesday Classes will include: Prayer focused Hebrew learning, bible and Jewish text study, and units focused on Jewish holidays.

FAQ

Q: How do I know what is taught in each grade level?

A: Click here to download our detailed RS and Prozdor curriculum overview

Q: I’m not sure which option is best for my family or have other questions.

A: Let Rachel know and she will be happy to find a time to meet via phone and discuss the options and/or answer any questions.

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Tuition Pricing for 2023-2024

CBS believes that Jewish education should be accessible to all. The synagogue’s budget offsets the cost of Religious School to keep it affordable, reflected in the “standard tuition.” The actual cost to educate each child, retain excellent teachers, and provide quality, innovative programming is higher than the standard tuition, reflected in the “unsubsidized tuition.” Members who are willing and able to are invited to pay the unsubsidized tuition or make a tax exempt donation. Standard fee rates are available to members of CBS. Non-members kindly pay the unsubsidized rate. If you are interested in becoming members, please contact our membership director.

Grade Standard Tuition Unsubsidized Tuition
Halutzim, Gan, and Kitah Aleph
(Pre-K, K, and 1st Grade)
$1,270 $1,830
Kitah Bet (2nd Grade) $1,375 $1,880
Kitah Gimmel, Dalet, and Hey
(3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)
$1,660 $2,305

 

Mon, February 26 2024 17 Adar I 5784