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2022-23 CHALLAH Teen Registration

Join CHALLAH 2022-2023!

Introducing CHALLAH: a brand new series of courses for teens 8th-11th grade hosted by CBI and open to all! 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 courses will be fun and engaging for teens, yet also challenging and geared toward achieving specific learning goals. That's why we chose the name CHALLAH, which stands for Community Having A Lotta Learning And Happiness. (Thank you for groaning!)
 

CHALLAH meets on Thursday nights with the exception of school breaks and Jewish holidays, from 6:30pm-8pm. There is also an option to participate in a vegetarian take-out dinner from 6pm-6:30pm, for an additional fee. Each session includes a community gathering led by Rabbi Ariella Rosen, a one-hour class, and social time. 

CHALLAH Dates:

סְתָו / stahv / fall trimester: October 20th - December 15th 

חורף / choref / winter trimester: January 5th - March 2nd

אֲבִיבֵ / aviv / spring trimester: March 16th - May 25th

Requesting Financial Aid
Are you requesting Financial Aid? We strongly believe that finances should never be an obstacle to Jewish education. We ask that every family commits to some financial contribution, however we are very happy to discuss financial aid options for any family that may require tuition assistance. 

To discuss financial aid, please contact Rabbi Ariella Rosen to have a confidential conversation at rabbiariella@cbinorthampton.org BEFORE completing this registration form. 
 
Section A: Family or Caregiver Contact Information

If there is a secondary contact, all emails and mailings will go to both contacts. In case of urgent need, the primary contact will be notified first

Section B: Student Enrollment Information
CHALLAH Tuition makes it possible for our program to sustain educators, specialists, and provide materials for students. Tuition does NOT cover all of our staffing and overhead needs and is significantly subsidized by CBI.  CHALLAH tuition fees can be paid one time annually or monthly through a payment plan.  Financial aid is available to CBI members.  Monthly payments will begin with a first payment when you submit this form.  The next payment will be on September 15 and on the 15th of the month until May 15, 2023 (10 months total).
 
CHALLAH Tuition Rates
  • Full year (3 trimesters) $950, monthly payment $95 for 10 months
  • Individual trimester ($320), monthly payment $32 for 10 months

Eat Dinner with Us, 6-6:30pm
For those who wish to opt-in, we will be providing vegetarian dinner from local restaurants (and at times prepped internally at CBI) 6-6:30pm each week prior to the start of each CHALLAH session. This is open to all CHALLAH students at an additional cost of $80 per trimester. 

 
Please fill out an additional form for any additional teens over 2.
Student 1 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
If yes, we will be in touch before the start of the trimester to best understand how to support you.
Student 1: Choose Your Course! 
Fall Trimester Course Descriptions: 

1. Hebrew Language and Conversation 
Open to all levels of Hebrew language learners, with no previous experience required. This will be an immersive classroom that makes use of a self-directed, online study program (such as Duolingo) combined with conversational practice and other interactive activities led by the instructor. Beginning Hebrew speakers will learn foundational skills such as grammar, vocabulary and composition, while more experienced learners will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the language as they progress towards fluency.  

2. Jewish food studies: Fermentation and Baking 
What makes a food Jewish? How is Jewish food from a particular region different from non-Jewish food from the same place? Are certain ingredients Jewish? Working with both a geographical and a historical framework, this course seeks to interrogate the very idea of Jewish food. Using texts from the Torah, ancient recipes written on tablets, songs about schmaltz, and our very own hands, we will chop, mix, and bake our way through some big *kashes. The class will alternate between pickling and preservation on A weeks and baking on B weeks. Students will either eat what we have prepared, or have something to take home and eat.

*Yiddish word for both: 1.) Large difficult questions & 2.) Buckwheat porridge

3. Beyond Fiddler on the Roof: Jewish Theater Past, Present and Future
A survey of Jewish theater across the centuries, exploring the following questions: How have Jews used theater as a tool for enlightenment, survival, and social critique? How has theater shaped Jewish culture, and how has Jewish culture shaped theater? How can theater embody Jewish values and enrich our own lives? Classes will be divided between practical exercises that develop and strengthen theater skills and study of theater as it relates to Jewish life throughout history. This is a perfect class for “theater kids” interested in learning something new, or for those who have never tried theater before!

CHALLAH courses to look forward to in future trimesters: Garage Band, Crafting, Graphic Novels, Supper Club, Forest Exploration.  Please note that course selection for winter and spring will become available later in the year. 
Student 2 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
If yes, we will be in touch before the start of the trimester to best understand how to support you.
Student 2: Choose Your Course!
Fall Trimester Course Descriptions: 

1. Hebrew Language and Conversation 
Open to all levels of Hebrew language learners, with no previous experience required. This will be an immersive classroom that makes use of a self-directed, online study program (such as Duolingo) combined with conversational practice and other interactive activities led by the instructor. Beginning Hebrew speakers will learn foundational skills such as grammar, vocabulary and composition, while more experienced learners will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the language as they progress towards fluency.  

2. Jewish food studies: Fermentation and Baking 
What makes a food Jewish? How is Jewish food from a particular region different from non-Jewish food from the same place? Are certain ingredients Jewish? Working with both a geographical and a historical framework, this course seeks to interrogate the very idea of Jewish food. Using texts from the Torah, ancient recipes written on tablets, songs about schmaltz, and our very own hands, we will chop, mix, and bake our way through some big *kashes. The class will alternate between pickling and preservation on A weeks and baking on B weeks. Students will either eat what we have prepared, or have something to take home and eat.

*Yiddish word for both: 1.) Large difficult questions & 2.) Buckwheat porridge

3. Beyond Fiddler on the Roof: Jewish Theater Past, Present and Future
A survey of Jewish theater across the centuries, exploring the following questions: How have Jews used theater as a tool for enlightenment, survival, and social critique? How has theater shaped Jewish culture, and how has Jewish culture shaped theater? How can theater embody Jewish values and enrich our own lives? Classes will be divided between practical exercises that develop and strengthen theater skills and study of theater as it relates to Jewish life throughout history. This is a perfect class for “theater kids” interested in learning something new, or for those who have never tried theater before!

CHALLAH courses to look forward to in future trimesters: Garage Band, Crafting, Graphic Novels, Supper Club, Forest Exploration.  Please note that course selection for winter and spring will become available later in the year. 
Section C: Release Forms

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Section D: Additional Information
Section F: Payment Information

Your CHALLAH Tuition Total is below. Upon submission, you will have the chance to decide your payment plan. We can't wait to learn with you this year! 

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