2 Shevat (1/29)

January 29, 2017 by

Good morning! We have a few announcements for you today.

First, there will be a Ruach Shabbat this Saturday, February 4, for all grades Kindergarten through 5th. Join us with Morah Robin and Morah Rebecca for fun-filled learning!

Quick reminder that because of Super Bowl Sunday, Chai School on Sunday, February 5 will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. (K-7th Grade still has regular Religious School hours.) See you then, and hope you enjoy the game!

The Butterfly Project is soaring. Keep sending us your butterflies, and a big thank you to everyone who has already participated!

See you next week,

Jake Biderman



24 Tevet (1/22)

January 22, 2017 by

Welcome back!

We’d like to begin with a big Yasher Koach to the 5th Grade, who led a wonderful service Shabbat morning and recited prayers they had been practicing for weeks. The service was followed by a delicious lunch in their honor sponsored by the religious school. Well done, 5th Graders!

The 5th Grade is also holding a mock wedding next weekend, where they will be going through the ceremony of a Jewish marriage.

See you next week!

Jake Biderman

10 Tevet (1/8)

January 8, 2017 by

Happy New Year to all! We hope that you had a good Hanukkah and a nice Winter Break!

A big Yasher Koach to our wonderful first-graders for leading Friday night family services.

A quick reminder: our next Ruach Shabbat with Simon and Rebecca will be on February 11.

Enjoy the snow but stay safe when on icy roads. See you next week!

4 Kislev (12/4)

December 4, 2016 by

Happy Kislev everyone!

As Hanukkah fast approaches, the Religious School is in full holiday mode. The delicious smell of oily latkes has been filling the hallways, since today the 1st and 2nd grades cooked their own potato pancakes. Yum! The rest of the school shouldn’t get too jealous–they will be making their own latkes soon.

Don’t Miss the 2016 Hanukkah Boutique! There you can find all your Hanukkah gifts and decorations – toys, menorahs, dreidels, candles, wrapping paper, gelt, jewelry, and more! Come stop by and see the collection!

Today marks the last Sunday Religious School of 2016–and thus the last blog post of the year. But remember, there will still be Wednesday and Thursday classes and Chai School until Hanukkah begins. Don’t stop coming to CBE just yet.

Have a wonderful Hanukkah and an even better New Year’s,

Jake Biderman

19 Cheshvan (11/20)

November 20, 2016 by

After almost a month with no posts, the RS Blog is back!

We’d like to begin by giving a special thanks to Hazzan Rebecca and Morah Robin for a truly ruach-filled Shabbat. Everyone had a great time, all thanks to their hard work.

Remember: there will be no religious school next Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday due to Thanksgiving. Have fun with your family, and we’ll see you Wednesday, November 30!

Here at the CBE Religious School we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t eat too much turkey!

Happy holidays,

Jake Biderman

28 Tishri (10/30)

October 30, 2016 by

!בוקר טוב

Make sure to sign up for B’yachad next Friday, November 11 (grades K-3) and Saturday, November 12 (grades 4-7). To view details, read the schedule, and sign up, click here.

Reminder: there will be no religious school next Sunday, November 6.

See you in two weeks,

Jake Biderman

21 Tishri (10/23)

October 23, 2016 by

Welcome back to the Religious School blog!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Raising of the Sukkah this year! The Sukkah looks great, and we know that everyone had a blast. Check out the photos on the CBE Religious School Facebook page.

Remember, Simchat Torah begins tomorrow night (October 24th at sundown). Join us tonight for Shemini Atzeret and Yizkor, and Monday night and Tuesday morning for Simchat Torah. You can check the times of each of the services on the Congregation Calendar.

!חג שמח

Jake Biderman

7 Tishri (10/9)

October 9, 2016 by

Happy 5777!

As we enter the New Year, we think back to those we have wronged and beg their forgiveness–both from them and from God. We encourage all of you to take this opportunity to apologize to your family and friends for any way you have offended them in the past year.

On a related note, there is no Chai School this Wednesday, October 12 due to Yom Kippur.

Next Sunday, October 16, we’ll be raising the Sukkah from 10 AM-12 PM in preparation for Sukkot. Come join us–the whole family is invited!

Wishing you a light and easy fast,

Jake Biderman

22 Elul (9/25)

September 25, 2016 by

As we find ourselves at the end of Elul, the Religious School is kicking into gear to get ready for the High Holy Days.

Join us next week to celebrate Rosh Hashana and usher in the New Year! If you’re a student, the times for your services are on your High Holiday tickets. Also, for the first time, all Kadima and USY will be in the Teen Tent. Finally, next Sunday, October 2, there will be no Hebrew School due to the holiday.

Today, we welcome JCADA to our Religious School. All 6th- and 7th-graders are participating in JCADA’s AWARE Program for Healthy Friendships, and they seem to be having a blast and learning a lot.

Enjoy your apples and honey, and have a wonderful 5777!

Jake Biderman




15 Elul (9/18)

September 18, 2016 by

Shalom to everyone! Back to School Day was a huge success–thank you to everyone who came!

Next week, our 6th- and 7th-graders will be participating in a special workshop: JCADA’s AWARE Program for Healthy Friendships.  This program will help teach them how to form and maintain lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with peers.

That’s all for now!


Until next week,

Jake Biderman