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Limmud B'Shabbat (Grades K-12)

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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 sessions on Zoom ‎include t’fillah (prayer) study, 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) online from 10:00 am to 11:15 am.
  • *NEW* Weekly personalized Hebrew sessions 
  • In addition, families share learning experiences on social action service days, holiday celebrations, and may attend our retreat weekend (usually held 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, and explore the themes and stories of Torah through music, arts and creative learning. *NEW* Weekly personalized Hebrew sessions to learn the basics of modern Hebrew.

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. *NEW* Weekly personalized Hebrew sessions to enrich each student's learning and instill confidence.

Teen Track for Grades 8-12: Jewish Resistance
Twice monthly Shabbat afternoon sessions to analyze, emulate, and innovate on historical stories of Jewish resistance through time, up until America today. In partnership with the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C. and Repair the World NYC, CBST teens will spend the year making "good trouble" and meeting great trouble-makers while studying, advocating, and taking action together. 
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10 am - Twice Monthly on Shabbat (2nd & 4th Saturdays) 
October    10 and 24
November 14 and 21*
December 12 and 19*
January    9 and 23
February   13 and 27
March      13 and 27
April        10 and 24
May         8 and 22
June        12 and 26
               *the 3rd instead of 4th Shabbat due to holiday/vacations

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2019-2020 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)