Religious School

The Congregation Beth Shalom Open House is scheduled for Sunday August 9, 2020, from 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. at our campus located at 706 Bryan Road, Brandon FL 33511.  Please visit with us and learn more about the Religious school.   Our Religious School classes are designed to meet the educational needs of children Pre-Kindergarten through Confirmation. We are continuing our cutting-edge Religious School curriculum, specifically developed for Congregation Beth Shalom.  During the Open House, you will have an opportunity to preview the curriculum, review the text books, meet with our returning teachers, and enroll your children in classes.

We are continuing with a once a week program beginning with Sunday August 16th for all grades, and we hope to open onsite employing all safe-guards to protect the health and well-being of our students and teachers.  For grades 2 through 7, our school hours will be 10:00a.m. until 12 noon.  The service is followed by a one hour Hebrew class and one hour Judaica class.   For Pre-Kindergarten through First grade, following the worship service, these children will engage in diverse activities taking in to account their younger needs.    A calendar of classes will be available at the Open House.

On July 7th, your Board of Directors unanimously approved the fee structure for 2020-21.  I am very pleased to announce that Religious School is being offered at NO COST to all Congregation Beth Shalom families.  If you are aware of any families wishing to enroll their children in the Religious School programming, please have them contact us at cbs-admin@hotmail.com.  It is our mission to ensure that no Jewish child left behind in their Jewish journey.

To further cater to the needs of our community, we are continuing the “L’Dor Vador” program for students age 11 though 16 who have not had any training and or have not been Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  It is our goal to pass on our traditions from generation to generation.  This will be a special two-year program culminating with the B’Nai Mitzvah.  These students will be meeting during regular Religious School hours.  With the final 9-months of the program, the students will also be attending private tutoring to specifically prepare for their B’Nai Mitzvah.  Attendance in this program requires membership at Congregation Beth Shalom.  The cost of this program is normally $325 annually; however, for this year, religious school is FREE.  There will be a B’Nai Mitzvah fee prior to beginning the 9-month tutoring program.  We believe every child should be afforded the Jewish experience despite any circumstances. We look forward in working with the family to encourage this significant life goal.

Please do not hesitate to call Sheila if you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding our Religious School. You can reach us at  cbs-admin@hotmail.com.

Registration Form 2020-21

To be eligible for Religious School registration, students must be part of member families of CBS.  For more info on becoming a member, go to our Membership page.

Letter to our Parents/Grandparents

Religious School Policy 2020-2021

Master Calendar 2020-2021

Volunteer Form