Limmud B'Shabbat (Grades K-12)

Limmud B’Shabbat (Learning on Shabbat) is CBST’s primary Jewish education program for children. Engaging twice-monthly sessions ‎include t’fillah (prayer) services for children, Hebrew instruction, exploration of Jewish texts and core values, brought to life through art, drama, music, Jewish culture, and LGBTQS 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) from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Classes are followed by a community Kiddush lunch with access to supervised free play and the CBST children’s library until 1:30 pm.
  • In addition to twice-monthly classes, families share learning experiences on social action service days, holiday celebrations, and may attend our retreat weekend in a camp-like setting in the Connecticut Berkshires each year.

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. 

Classes for Grades 3, 4, 5
Students participate in child-centered t’fillah (prayer), holiday celebrations, learn the basics of modern Hebrew, and explore the themes and stories of Torah through music, arts and creative learning.

Classes for Grades 6 and 7 (also includes B'nai Mitzvah Program)
In addtition to learning sessions on Shabbat, students will prepare for B’nai Mitzvah with additional individualized tutoring sessions and more...

Teen Track for Grade 8
Students will engage at a new level in leadership development and thoughtful exploration of their Jewish identity and  values. They will build their own personal connections to the Jewish people through t’fillah (prayer), text study, music, arts and social action.

Teen Track for Grades 9-12 (also includes L'Taken Trip)
In addtition to learning sessions on Shabbat, students will participate in a 4-day L'Taken Social Justice Program in Washington DC, from February 28 - March 3, 2020.

Grades 11-12 ONLY - Dinner & Discussion series with Rabbi Kleinbaum
An exclusive opportunity for our most advanced students to continue their Jewish journey as college and life moves them into new communities. 

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All Programs Meet Twice Monthly on Shabbat
October    12 and 26, 2019
November 9 and 23, 2019
December 7 and 14, 2019
January    11 and 25, 2020
February   8 and 22, 2020
March      14 (CANCELLED)
March      28 (ONLINE)
April        11 (ONLINE)
April        25 (ONLINE, MAKE-UP FOR 3/14)
May         9 and 16, 2020 (ONLINE)
June        13 and 27, 2020 (ONLINE)