Limmud b’Shabbat (Learning on Shabbat) is CBST’s primary Jewish education program for children connecting students to each other, their class cohort, and their Jewish identity.
Engaging twice-monthly IN-PERSON sessions include t’fillah (prayer) study, Hebrew instruction, exploration of Jewish texts and core values, brought to life through art, drama, music, Jewish culture, and LGBTQ+ values. The program reflects our community, offering our children and young adults the opportunity to understand the diversity of the Jewish world and find their home in it. The program is overseen by Rabbi Yael Rapport and Principal Jennifer Kleinbaum and taught by an exceptional faculty and a professional songleader.
- Programming offered for children and young adults, from early childhood through 12th Grade.
- Limmud b’Shabbat meets two Shabbat mornings each month (October – June) online from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.
- Weekly personalized Hebrew sessions are included as part of the program.
- In addition, families share learning experiences on social action service days, holiday celebrations, and may attend our annual retreat weekend (planned April 29-May 1, at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center—a camp-like setting in the Connecticut Berkshires).
Classes for Grades K, 1, 2
Students are introduced to Jewish learning through an engaging mix of music, stories, art-making, Hebrew alphabet learning, and creative play. Tuition is $1,600, includes the above. Request a scholarship or receive a $200 Pride Month discount when you register by June 30th
Classes for Grades 3, 4, 5
Students participate in child-centered t’fillah (prayer), holiday celebrations, and explore the themes and stories of Torah through music, arts and creative learning. Weekly personalized Hebrew sessions to learn the basics of modern Hebrew are included as part of the program. Tuition is $1,600, includes the above. To request a scholarship or receive a $200 Pride Month discount, this form must be submitted by June 30.
Classes for Grades 6 and 7 (also includes B'nai Mitzvah Program)
In addtition to twice-monthly learning sessions on Shabbat, students will prepare for their B'nai Mitzvah with additional individualized tutoring sessions. Weekly personalized Hebrew sessions to enrich each student's learning and instill confidence. Tuition is $2,700 for both 6th and 7th graders; it includes all of the above. To request a scholarship or receive a $200 Pride Month discount, this form must be submitted by June 30.
Teen Track for Grades 8-12: Civil Rights & 4-day Journey to the South
In regular Shabbat sessions with CBST clergy, students will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950s & 60s as well as discover how Jews were involved in the Civil Rights struggle. From February 17-20, 2022, teens will journey to Atlanta, Montgomery, and Selma. The journeys are a mix of fun, sightseeing, education, and meetings with organizations and people who have been and are still involved in creating America. Tuition is $2,400 and includes the above. To request a scholarship or receive a Pride Month discount, this form must be submitted by June 30.
2022-2023 / 5783
10 am - Twice Monthly on Shabbat (2nd & 4th Saturdays)
Nov 5* & 12
Dec 10 & 17*
Jan 14 & 28
Feb 11 & 25
March 11 &25
April 8 & 22
May 13 & 27
*the 1st instead of 4th Shabbat due to holiday/vacations