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Announcing CHALLAH: New classes for teens 8th - 11th grade!

09/09/2022 11:33:07 AM

Sep9

We are very excited to announce that enrollment is now open for our brand new teen education program called CHALLAH! At no point in recent history has CBI held regular, ongoing classes for teens beyond the b'nai mitzvah age, and we are glad that we can now provide those in grades 8th - 11th an opportunity to sink their teeth into Jewish learning on a weekly basis. Hebrew will be offered each trimester, but the rest of the courses will vary. For our very first trimester starting on October 20th [not 9/29, as originally planned], we also have classes in Jewish food studies and Jewish theater. In the future, we hope to have classes focused on music, graphic novels, and so much more. 

 CHALLAH classes are designed to:

  • deepen Jewish knowledge through focused skill-building
  • prepare teens to enter the world as well-rounded Jewish young adults
  • help develop lifelong Jewish learners

CHALLAH will begin each week with a community gathering led by new(ish) CBI Director of Youth and Family Education and Engagement, Rabbi Ariella Rosen, who says “CHALLAH teens will have a chance to choose what they are most passionate about learning, and even more importantly, to be a part of a community that they build together with their peers. I’m excited to learn with them this year, and to continue to respond to what they tell us matters most to them.”

CHALLAH is hosted by CBI, but the classes are open to any teens in the 8th - 11th grade range, so please help spread the word if you know someone who might be interested! For all CHALLAH related details including the schedule, courses, and fees, here again is the enrollment form: 

https://www.cbinorthampton.org/form/2022-23-challah-registration.html

If you have any questions, feel free to email Rabbi Ariella

We hope to see you for CHALLAH!

-Aaron Kagan, CBI Teen Engagement Coordinator

[Photo: CBI teens on a recent hike at Mt. Tom]

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