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 Werber and taught by exceptional faculty and professional songleaders.
- 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.
- 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 28-30, at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center—a camp-like setting in the Connecticut Berkshires).
- To register your student or students for the 2022-2023/5783 class, click here!
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.
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.
Classes for Grades 6 and 7 (also includes B*Mitzvah Program)
In addtition to twice-monthly learning sessions on Shabbat, students will prepare for their B*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.
Teen Track Grades 8-12: Shabbat 1 - 2:30PM
This bi-monthly program will take a deep dive into what Jews in modern times come to accept as one of the pillars of our tradition and faith: Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). Most Jews don't know the origins of this term and how its application has shifted over the centuries. Through these experiential and interactive sessions, teens will debate, study and grapple with modern day social justice themes, learn what Judaism has to say about these issues and problem solve together.
Fall/Winter Term (October - January): Classes will take place once a month at CBST from 1-2:30 p.m. Focus will be on studying the roots of Jewish social justice through text study and experiential small group discussions and activities.
Winter/Spring Term (February - June): Classes will take place around NYC and on site at CBST. Times TBD. We will partner with Brooklyn based Repair the World to get out into the city and work on a variety of service projects while learning about our city and the issues that are at its core.
ADDITIONALLY: Due to the cancellation of last year's Etgar 36 trip to The South, we will be running the teen trip THIS year, Thursday, Feb 16th to Sunday Feb 19th 2023. On this incredible tour, we learn about the Civil Rights Movement through an exploration of history, sites and current issues. On this guided weekend trip, we visit: The Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial, Freedom Park, the site where Leo Frank was lynched, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Martin Luther King Center/Auburn Ave. district, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and will walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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
CBST requires all service & program attendees who are eligible to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Updated August 24, 2022
Adults & Children Ages 12+
Must have received two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna plus a booster dose; or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson plus a booster dose.
Children Ages 5-11 yr/old
Must have received two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna plus a booster dose.