7th Grade: Journey To Mitzvah
- Experience how Jewish tradition and rituals are relevant in the 21st century
- Hands-on, experiential learning through speakers, program and events
- Rabbi Strom is in the classroom and active with the students
- Learn about the Holocaust through video, films and discussion; hear from a Holocaust survivor
- Realizing how reaching out to our wider world through acts of justice are a major responsibility of Jewish adults.
- Familiarizing ourselves with assuming leadership roles in Jewish worship
Our 7th graders will be empowered throughout their Journey To Mitzvah both to imagine and fulfill meaningful tzedakah projects in their B’nai Mitzvah year. There will be two B’nai Mitzvah Family Education Programs in the fall and families will make personalized silver-plated yads together with the students Hebrew name. The students will have the opportunity to learn directly with Rabbi Strom in class and as the year progresses will be invited to do things with the older students, such as run the Purim Carnival and becaome an Education Intern with our younger students in class.
Lomed B’Yachad (Learning Together) Optional Family Program for 6th and 7th graders and their parents
The monthly Lomed B’Yachad program for 6th and 7th grade families will be in its pilot year in 2016-17. For those families who choose the monthly Sunday option, it will be in lieu of the mid-week JID program, and Hebrew tutoring will be offered via skype for individual 20 minute weekly sessions with a teacher.
The Sunday morning program will run from 10:00am to 1:00pm and will include a creative service, family learning together, a monthly social action project in addition to the monthly Sunday family meeting, and brunch. For more information contact the office.
Skype Hebrew Tutoring & Hebrew Pods
Skype Hebrew tutoring will be offered to all 6th and 7th graders who opt in to the new Lomed B’Yachad (Learning Together) program.
Weekly Skype tutoring will also be offered for an additional minimal fee to any CBY student who wants extra support and Hebrew tutoring in addition to what is taught at the JID program.
Hebrew Pods is a new way of teaching Hebrew that we will be piloting next year. The purpose is to create small groups of students who will meet together with a teacher for a shorter period of time. This will give us more time for JID learning and shorter, but more intense and personal Hebrew learning. All students in the JID program will be pulled out of the JID class for their Hebrew pod.