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Religious School

Where students learn to explore self and soul, nurturing love of Judaism and love of learning.

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Congregation Beth Evergreen offers quality, joyful, learning opportunities for families seeking meaningful Jewish communal experience.  We bring expertise, love and literacy, motivation and creativity, and fabulous, family-focused community events to share throughout the year. 

Who Are We?

Rabbi Jamie Arnold and Director of Education, Tara Saltzman, have been working together since 2005 developing, implementing, innovating and refining life-long, family-focused Jewish educational opportunities.  Our teaching staff are invested in building lasting communal bonds, leading by example, and bringing a contagious joy to Jewish learning through Jewish living, in and out of the classroom.  Our team has a strong desire to share our curiosity and love of Judaism in meaningful, lasting ways. We include YOU in our team; bringing your own experiences, curiosity, wisdom and knowledge to enhance & participate in this shared journey.

CBE Core Belief & Overarching Theme:  We recognize each child as an integral member of the community, transforming Jewish culture, knowledge and commitments to justice and truth into a joyous experience that sweetens our world.

CBE Guiding Religious School Principle:  Students learn to explore self and soul, nurturing love of Judaism and love of learning.  We are in the business of soul growth.

CBE Enduring Understanding:  Students will have Jewish literacy and skills learned in an engaging manner so they are connected, comfortable and positioned to continue participating and learning in Jewish life.

How?

Weaving together the three pillars of Jewish communal life:  Torah (tradition & study), Avodah (service, prayer, Hebrew) and Mitzvah (implementation; acts of loving kindness) with their corresponding value (midah).

Divided into a series of six units, the school year curriculum follows grade specific Themes and Essential Questions to approach Jewish holidays, history, values, Hebrew and prayer. The holiday cycle provides a unifying structure for all classes while the specific curriculum for each grade level is distinct.  

Goals

  • Nurturing a Sense of Belonging by fostering friendships, inter-familial and inter-generational communal connections, in a safe, stimulating, Jewish learning environment.
  • Providing a foundation of Jewish Literacy for children and families, enabling us to access and enhance the depth, beauty, wisdom, and joy of Jewish civilization in Colorado, Israel and around the world.
  • Celebrate the ‘whole-child,’ made in the image of God, with an innate yearning to grow physically, socially-and-emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, and embody lovingkindness, living with open mind, open heart, and open hands.

Our Classes

GAN ages 2 - 6

Jewish values, history & holidays, music, midot, Torah, crafts & community.

Tuition:  $180 per student plus $18.00 snack and supply fee. 

This program is preceded by a family Shabbat morning service at 9am led by Rabbi Jamie Arnold and guests.

1 – 7th grade

Reflect & refine personal connections with Judaism & each other through Torah, Hebrew, prayer & song, art, social action, study, story, and tikkun olam.  Students may choose to stay from 6 - 6:30 for in person Hebrew or leave at 6:00 pm and attend the Virtual Hebrew sessions on Sundays (times TBD)

Tuition:  $700 per student Plus $40.00 snack and supply fee.  Multi student discounts apply.

 

***If requesting scholarship assistance, select “Bill to my account” and contact our bookkeeper Tami Kleban for assistance.

HaMakom BaDerech

Thursdays 4:30 - 6pm in Denver

  • 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays at Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola Street, Denver
  • 3rd Thursdays are held at locations around Denver or participant homes.
  • Virtual Hebrew available Sundays (times TBD)

This satellite program may accommodate families unable to attend the Wednesday sessions at CBE primarily due to distance. 

Registration with membership to CBE includes ALL CBE membership opportunities including youth programming, young family programming and bonei mitzvah programming.  

For families who are members of Congregation Beth Evergreen OR who hold membership at another synagogue in Colorado, tuition is $700/student with snacks provided by participating families on a rotating basis. Multi family member discounts and scholarships are available.

Families not members at Congregation Beth Evergreen OR another Synagogue in Colorado, tuition is $970.00/ per student. 

Community Service Youth Opportunities - Madrichim (youth teachers)

Gain experience & community service hours by assisting classroom teachers and director of education in activities including small group and individual instruction, lesson planning and leading, classroom set up and clean up.   Can accommodate extra-curricular activity scheduling conflicts with advance notice at Congregation Beth Evergreen or the satellite HaMakom Baderech.  Interested students contact Tara Saltzman ASAP.

Tue, September 28 2021 22 Tishrei 5782