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(908) 277-0200   |    office@bethhatikvah.org   |   36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901

KIDS & TEENS

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

Religious Education

MEET OUR EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Leemor Ellman

Leemor is a passionate Jewish educator and communal program director with 2 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 2 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 breaking out into spontaneous dance parties 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. 

Hebrew School Pre-K

THE LITTLE ONES

PRE-K

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!

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

GRADES K-7

Our newly designed religious school will help your child thrive during the social and emotional challenges of 2020.  Our foundational teachings are based on 4 core qualities:

  1. Inner Strength
  2. Self-Love
  3. Purpose
  4. Resiliency

We don’t want your children to just “go” to religious school… We want them to LOVE religious school!  “I can’t wait for the next class!” is what your child will say as they look forward to one of our enriching and inventive learning experiences.

Here’s what your child can look forward to:

  • Being surprised by our cool activity boxes
  • Problem solving with science experiments
  • Creating artistic projects
  • Getting their hands dirty learning about our environment
  • Independent learning to empower and enhance their confidence
  • Fun and experiential field trips

Classes will take place both over Zoom and through socially-distanced outdoor meet-ups. One-on-one online Hebrew instruction is included for grades 4 - 6.

Religious School

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 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. ur 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 a non-denOminational meeting place for LGBTQ teens where they can meet new people, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, and just hang out in a safe and comfortable environment.

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

Commonly Asked Questions

Ask A Question About Our Kids & Teens Programs

(908) 277-0200
office@bethhatikvah.org
36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901

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