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Religious School

Wednesday Religious School for Grades 3-7 begin at 4:30pm and ends at 6:30pm

Sunday Religious School for Grades PK-7 begin at 9:30am and ends at 12:30pm

 

REGISTRATION FOR 2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR 

If you are registering your child for Religious School for the coming school year, you should have received an email with log-in in credentials. At the top right side of this page you will see CBS Online. Click on the link and you will be directed to a log-in window. Log in to your account, change your password from the temporary one provided, and look for the Religious School icon on the main page. Here are instructions to register.

Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding any portion of this process. 

 

2017 - 2018 Religious School Calendar

2017 - 2018 Kehillah High School Calendar

Eitz Chayim Hee Lamachazikim Bah 

It is a Tree of Life for all those who grasp it, and all who uphold it are blessed. 

Its ways are pleasantness, and all its paths are peace. 

Proverbs 3:17-18 

The Brith Shalom Religious School, an egalitarian environment, is committed to providing its students with the skills, values, identity, and passion for living serious Conservative Jewish lives in the 21st century.   

Our school emphasizes Jewish literacy based on Torah and Tefillah (prayer), life cycle and holiday cycle, ethics, and a concern for K’lal Yisrael (the Jewish people), and text-based Hebrew.  

The CBS religious school supports and encourages warm and positive relationships between students and their teachers, as faculty serve as important Jewish role models. Additionally, we strive for creative, active, dynamic classroom environments, emphasizing social interaction and cooperative learning. 

Education at CBS begins with our pre-kindergarten students (4-year-olds) and continues through graduation (12th  grade). 

Click here to view the CBS Religious School Parent Handbook. 

 

Our Goals

  • Develop fluency in Hebrew reading with a focus on gaining a working knowledge of Siddur and Bible vocabulary to build comfort and confidence for students to participate in and lead synagogue services throughout their lives. 
  • A fundamental knowledge of the Biblical text and its relevance in the lives of our students as a source of Jewish practice and ethics. 
  • Develop a strong personal identification with Jewish history and the State of Israel. 
  • Create commitment and passion among our students, for Conservative Jewish practice and mitzvot: specifically the observance of Shabbat, Jewish Holidays, Kashrut, and Life Cycle events. 
  • Explore the role of God, holiness, and our Jewish ethical system in the lives of our students through the performance of tzedakah and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) 
  • Enable students to feel at home in the synagogue and with their Jewish identities. 
  • Establish a positive basis for life-long learning and living. 
  • Supplementing the formal classroom, students are expected to attend various age-appropriate youth services during their years in the religious school. 

 

Kehillah High registration now available online

Kehillah High gives Brith Shalom teens an historic opportunity as they join peers from Beth Israel and Beth Yeshurun in a community high school for supplemental Jewish education. 

Kehillah High is a Wednesday night program for teens in grades 8 – 12 for shared Judaic learning experiences, social networking opportunities and community service projects. Educational experiences will be offered in three trimesters and will meet at Congregations Beth Israel, Beth Yeshurun and Brith Shalom. A typical Wednesday evening at Kehillah High will include a communal dinner and socializing followed by two 45-minute learning sessions.

“Kehillah High reflects the Houston Jewish community's effort to build bridges and cohesiveness amongst our teens as they explore the gift of being Jewish and further develop their Jewish identifies,” said Cantor Mark Levine, Education Director, Congregation Brith Shalom. “The curriculum will reflect a wide array of Jewish topics providing each teen a solid base as well as an opportunity to delve deeply into areas of focus of their own choosing.  These personal journeys will be guided by Rabbis, Cantors, Education Directors and other superb scholars from within our Houston Jewish community.”

The Kehillah High Kickoff will take place in September.

Registration for Brith Shalom members can be completed on our Web site at brithshalom.org.

Scholarships

Congregation Brith Shalom offers three scholarships. To download a scholarship application, click the appropriate link:

Religious School
Israel Program
Summer Camp