Religious School

Religious School

Congregation Beth Shalom
Religious School
For Kindergarten – High School

Inspiring A Lifelong Love of Jewish Learning

CBS Religious School Plan for 2020-2021/5781

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An important goal of the CBS Religious School is to partner with families to provide a positive, Jewish education and experience.  We understand that many of our families are trying to plan for the fall and in order to help we are releasing our plan for the Religious School for the upcoming school year.  Please understand that these plans are subject to change based on the guidance we receive from the State of Illinois, the Health Department and the CDC.  We anticipate that we will be moving in and out of phases during the school year and are prepared to do so without interruption to student learning.

A remote learning only option is available for families.  Please contact Stacy Ybarra to discuss any concerns or questions.  We do adapt programming to meet family needs.

Remote Learning via Zoom – Virtual (Phases 1-3)

  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades
    • Sundays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
    • Sundays from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. with grade level teachers – material will focus on the holidays, Torah, Israel and values sections of the curriculum.
    • Hebrew – weekly for 20 minutes individually or in small groups. Day and time will be set up with the family directly.
    • Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. – T’filah
  • 6th Grade
    • Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with grade level teachers – material will focus on the holidays, Torah, Israel and values sections of the curriculum.
    • Hebrew/T’filah – weekly for 20 minutes individually or in small groups.
      • If in Aleph Champ day and time will be set up with the family directly.
      • If in reading groups families will sign-up for one time slot – Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
    • 7th Grade
      • Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with grade level teachers – material will focus on the holidays, Torah, Israel and values sections of the curriculum.
      • Conversational Hebrew/T’filah – families will sign-up for one time slot – Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

In Person Learning Groups <50 – Hybrid (Phase 4)– There will be 2 sessions (possibly 3 depending on enrollment. All students within a family will be assigned to a session.  All social distancing and health precautions will be taken according to the CDC guidance. (It is possible that even if Illinois is in Phase 4, the Religious School will only be virtual and following the plan above.)

  • Sundays – Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th
    • 9:30 – 11:30 m. –  Session 1
    • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Session 2
    • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 3 (if needed)
  • Tuesdays
    • 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades* – 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. T’filah via Zoom
    • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
      • 6th & 7th Grades weekly
      • 8th Grade and CBS High 2x month

*Notes – In place of in–person class on Tuesdays, 3rd through 5th grades will have T’filah via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. and Hebrew will be set up via Zoom for individual and small group learning.  We are concerned that due to uncertainty of elementary school schedules (schools are looking to reduce student capacity by ½ to 1/3. by half days, every other day attendance, 2 days in class and 2 days off, etc.) and the potential of no school buses and discouragement of carpools that getting students to class on Tuesdays will be a burden on families.  In Phase 4, singing together is still considered risky and it is safer to have T’filah via Zoom.

In-Person as usual – (Phase 5)

  • Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade
    • Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 3rd through 5th Grades
    • Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      • (Snack cart and hang-out time from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.)
    • 6th and 7th Grades
      • Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Tuesdays from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
    • 8th Grade and CBS High (2x month)
      • Tuesdays from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
 

Grade

 

Phases 1 – 3 (Remote Learning) Phase 4 – Hybrid
(In Person with groups <50)Note – It is possible that even in Phase 4 we might be remote only.

Phase 5 (In Person as usual)

K Sundays  9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays 9:30 a.m. to noon
1st Sundays  9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays 9:30 a.m. to noon
2nd Sundays  9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays 9:30 a.m. to noon
3rd Sundays   10:15 to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays  4:30 to 5:00 p.m. – T’filah

Hebrew individual and small groups day/time set with parents

Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Sundays    9:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays  4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

4th Sundays   10:15 to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays  4:30 to 5:00 p.m. – T’filah

Hebrew individual and small groups day/time set with parents

Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Sundays  9:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays  4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

5th Sundays   10:15 to 11 a.m.

Tuesdays  4:30 to 5:00 p.m. – T’filah

Hebrew individual and small groups day/time set with parents

Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Sundays  9:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays  4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

6th Sundays   11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hebrew

·  if in reading groups choice of Tues. or Wed. at 7:00  or 7:30 p.m.

·  if in Aleph Champ day/time  set with parents

Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sundays  9:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays  6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

7th Sundays   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hebrew
·  Choice of Tues. or Wed. at 7:00 or 7:30 p.m.

Sundays – assigned to 1 time slot

·   9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  OR

·    12:00 to 2:00 p.m. OR

·     2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sundays  9:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays  6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

8th/CBS High Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
(2x month)
Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
(2x month)
Tuesdays 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
(2x month)

Contact Stacy Ybarra, Director of Education, at 847-498-4100 ext. 15 or sybarra@bethshalomnb.org  to learn more about our school.

CBS Religious School Mission Statement

The CBS Religious School provides a strong foundation of Jewish knowledge so as to instill a personal understanding of the rich tradition and long history between God and the Jewish people.

Our Goals

  • Inspire and nurture in every child a lifelong love of Jewish life and learning
  • Impart to our students knowledge of our heritage and tradition through the study of Tanach and other Jewish texts
  • Teach the skills necessary to practice Judaism in accordance with the Conservative Movement
  • Provide skills and knowledge necessary for participation in Shabbat, holiday and life cycle events
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge and love of the State of Israel and a commitment to its existence
  • Transmit a sense of responsibility for the world wide Jewish community and the world at large through the mitzvot and Tikkun Olam