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

8 Elul (9/11)

September 11, 2016 by

And we’re off! It’s wonderful to see all of our bright and energetic students ready for another great year of Jewish learning. Let’s make this school year the best one yet!

This year, the blog will be once again written by Jake Biderman. Here, you can learn about what’s happening at the Religious School and find information and sign-ups for important events. We post every Sunday, so stay tuned!

Sunday, September 18 (that’s next week!) is our Back to School Day, so come at 11:00 AM to meet our wonderful teachers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore where and how your children will be learning this year. Come see us!

This year we welcome our new Kadima President, Mikhail Goldenberg. Mikhail is an eighth grader at Langston Hughes Middle School, and he and the Kadima Board are hoping to see all of our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Kadima events this year.

Let’s make it a great year!

Jake Biderman

14 Iyar (5/22)

May 22, 2016 by


Hello once again!

Mark your calendars – this year’s Celebration of Learning is Sunday, June 5. Learning happens at ALL ages, and we can all celebrate our learning together! End the religious school year with great activities for all ages including music, stories, montages, Israeli dancing, inflatables, discussion group, Gaga, and arts and crafts.

Today marks the last Sunday of the 2015-2016 RS school year and, therefore, my last blog post. I really enjoyed writing these little messages for all of you.

Thank you all and see you in the fall,

Jake Biderman

7 Iyar (5/15)

May 15, 2016 by

As the Religious School year starts to come to an end, things here show no sign of winding down.

Join us Friday, May 20, 8 PM, for services with some special guest service leaders – the 3rd grade! Come to pray, support the 3rd grade, and enjoy the company of your fellow Jews.

Mark your calendars – this year’s Celebration of Learning is Sunday, June 5. Learning happens at ALL ages, and we can all celebrate our learning together! End the religious school year with great activities for all ages including music, stories, Israeli dancing, inflatables, discussion group, Gaga, and arts and crafts.

Next Sunday, May 22,  marks the end of this year’s Religious School for our Kindergarten and 1st graders. Our 2-7 graders have midweek sessions until June, 2.

It’s been a wonderful and educational year for all and we hope to see you there next week to round out the Sundays of this school year.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Jake Biderman

23 Nisan (5/1)

May 1, 2016 by

We hope you all had a great Pesach!

Today, Chai School will be attending the North Virginia Holocaust Observance at the JCCNV. All teens are welcome to attend who have previously submitted permission slips.

At sundown this Wednesday, May 4, please light your Yellow Candle in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, which will run from sundown on Wednesday to sundown on Thursday.

This weekend we will be holding B’yachads on Friday and Saturday! For K-3, B’yachad will be Friday evening starting at 5:30 PM, with specials guests, the BEECC Owls! Grades 4-7, come on Saturday at 7:30 PM.


There will be no Religious School next Sunday, May 8. Happy Mother’s Day!

Have a good one!

Jake Biderman