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KIDS & TEENS

A Pre-K Through Grade 12 Religious School That Kids Actually Enjoy

Hebrew School Pre-K

Young Families 

Children age 5 and under

Five Senses of Judaism:
A hands-on community program for families with children ages 5 and under.  

We let our youngest participants - see, taste, touch, smell and hear Judaism -- with our Experiential Five Senses of Judaism Program.

Children age 5 and under have a blast and learn about Judaism through activities that engage their senses. 

Members and non-members can join the fun for free!

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL:

Announcing the newly branded:

The CBH RE-School

GRADES K-7

create. learn. laugh. 
The making of a Jewish kid! 
  
RE-Imagined   |     RE-Created    |    RE-Constructed
Featuring REsident Experts (REs) Jennifer Levine, Peri Smilow, and The Bible Players including beloved CBH Jewish educators who will provide REally immersive project-based Jewish learning experiences for kids in K – 7th grades.
 
This is a radically different educational model that dismantles the traditional classroom and puts into practice progressive content and instructional methods.  Thanks to our incredible team of re-branders including Margie Ticknor, Michelle Winter, Katia Segre-Cohen and Carol Sullivan. 
 
Religious School
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BAR/BAT MITZVAH

GRADES 7 & 8

At CBH, b’nai mitzvah are joyous occasions for the children, the families, and the whole congregation.

Our warm, easy-to-talk-to rabbi, knowledgeable b'nai mitvah coordinator, and caring education director work with each child to create a personal and very meaningful experience he or she will be proud of and remember forever.

Barmitzvah Batmitzvah

Personal Experience

Your child will work one-to-one with Rabbi Hannah to craft a dvar torah that is relevant and meaningful.

Leadership Role

Your child will have the opportunity to lead the Saturday morning service and mentor younger children as they progress. 

Mitzvah Project

Your child will put their values into practice and select a mitzvah project that they are passionate about. 

TEEN PROGRAM

GRADES 8 - 12

Emphasizing social justice and involvement in the community, our confirmation program for teenagers fosters Jewish identity on a mature level. Our confirmation program for teenagers fosters Jewish identity on a mature level.

Our kids also participate in BBYO, a pluralistic national youth group that gives Jewish teens a chance to socialize in fun, meaningful, and affordable activities. The local chapter meets at CBH.

Religious Confirmation
Cafe Q LGBTQ

LGBTQ YOUTH HANGOUT

GRADES 6 - 12

Café Q is where young LGBTQ people can meet new people, listen to music, eat some pizza and snacks, and just hang out in a safe, comfortable environment.

You don't need to be Jewish or live in Summit to participate.

The kids plan Café Q's activities with the advice and chaperoning services of adults who are gay or parents who have LGBTQ children.

Religious Education

MEET OUR EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Leemor Ellman

Leemor is a passionate Jewish educator and communal program director with two decades of experience teaching and empowering children. Leemor holds a BS in psychology and sociology from Union College and an MA in organizational psychology from Columbia University.  She lives in Maplewood with her two school age children, husband, and sleepy cat, Babka.  

Besides being our religious school director, Leemor is an avid hiker, yoga lover, and is known for spontaneously dancing with her kids.

Education Philosophy

CBH Religious School is a place where caring, enthusiastic teachers meet your children where they are. Our teachers instill pride in your child through heritage-rich action-based learning -- create, sing, write, explore, cook, debate, and so much more. 

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