The CBJ Religious School

 

B’nai Jacob’s Macy B. Solomon Religious School provides a positive Jewish environment in which students can find support and understanding toward developing their Jewish identity. The school guides students toward establishing the Jewish sense of community and provides opportunities to translate values into actions including tikkum olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (charitable giving). Students also learn the practical skills and understanding to participate and to lead in Jewish home and synagogue services, rituals, life cycle events and holiday observances.

Curriculum

Kindergarten through second grade. Classes held Sunday mornings 9 am to 12 noon.

Students will experience Jewish traditions, values, and customs with hands-on, interactive, and cooperative learning. Students will shape their Jewish identity and begin to establish a Jewish sense of community through interaction with other students, larger community activities, and prayer services.

An introduction to major holidays, biblical stories, and the Hebrew language is included as well as activities supporting tzedakah and tikkun olam Students will participate in a morning service (Tefillah), where they will be given the opportunity to become familiar with the prayers, their meaning, and the choreography of the service. 

Third through 7th grade. Classes held Sunday mornings 9 am to 1 pm.

An open classroom experience provides a built-in cooperative and project-based environment, create an opportunity for older students to review and for younger students to aspire to new learning, allow students to work at their own pace through independent study, encourage role modeling, and instill a sense of belonging in a Jewish “community” of friends in a supportive environment.  Academic and experiential learning focuses on biblical and modern Jewish history, holiday observances, rituals, lifecycle events, and prayer-based Hebrew language.

Special programming including holiday celebrations, tzedakah and tikkum olam projects are scheduled  for all students throughout the year.

Tuition

$525—kindergarten through 2nd grade

$565—3rd through 7th grade

Families must be members of the synagogue before a child is enrolled in school. Contact our office at admin@congbj.org for membership information.

Our school director, Andrea Zavod, has been a  member of the congregation since 1997, served as a teacher for 10 years, and has a child currently enrolled in the school program —giving her a valuable  perspective on how the school program best fits the need of the community and its families. Feel free to contact her at director@congbj.com .

Registration Form

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Congregation B’nai Jacob
Starr and Manavon Streets
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-5550
admin@congbj.org