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2022-23 CHALLAH Teen Registration, Winter



Join us for CHALLAH, Winter 2022-2023!

The winter trimester of CHALLAH begins on January 5th, and we would love to see you there! Please see below for more information and to enroll.

CHALLAH is a new, weekly series of classes for teens in grades 8th-12th. CHALLAH is 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
  • foster Jewish joy!
CHALLAH meets on Thursday nights with the exception of school breaks and Jewish holidays, from 6:00pm-8pm. Each session includes a one-hour class, a community gathering led by Rabbi Ariella, social time, and an optional dinner.  

CHALLAH Dates:

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

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

Requesting Financial Aid
Are you requesting Financial Aid? If so please fill out THIS form instead:

https://www.cbinorthampton.org/form/2022-23-challah-teen-registration-t2-FA.html

We strongly believe that finances should never be an obstacle to Jewish education. 
 
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 January 15th and on the 15th of the month until June (6 months total).
 
CHALLAH Tuition Rates
  • Individual trimester ($320), monthly payment through June (6 months) $53.33 for 6 months

Dinner, 6pm-6:45pm
For those who wish to opt-in, we will be providing vegetarian dinner from local restaurants or prepped at CBI from 6pm-6:45pm 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! 
Winter Trimester Course Descriptions

Garage Band, Literally
Come and rock out with Aram in the garage of the new building! We will explore different kinds of Jewish music, and question what makes music Jewish. We'll learn music from Shabbat services that will help you lead songs not only in our own community, but also at camp, college, or even just a campfire with your friends. You do not need to be an accomplished musician to join the band! If your thing is singing, we’d love to have your voice! If you dance, then come and show off your moves. If you’re into banging on a drum, come add some rhythm. By the end of the trimester, our Jewish Rock Orchestra will help to lead a service at CBI. We look forward to making music together!

Crafting Judaica 
Join Abundance Farm's Miriam Kudler-Flam to look at the role of craft-making in Jewish rituals and traditions. We will ask these questions to inspire our art-making: How can we bring to life “hiddur mitzvah” (the principle of beautifying ritual objects like kiddish cups and mezuzot) in modern and personally relevant ways? Where do common symbols and imagery in Jewish art and objects come from? How have societies through time influenced the ways that Jews make art around the world? The projects that we create will be both ritually useful and aesthetically beautiful (think candle making, paper cutting, and more)! This is a great course for artists of ALL experience levels. 

Supper Club (11th and 12th grade only- enrollment permitting, 10th graders might be considered)
When the rest of CHALLAH leaves for their other classes, linger over dinner for relaxed and meaningful group discussions facilitated by Rabbi Ariella. Topics might range from current events to big questions exploring identity, community, and how we prepare for life after high school. We'll set the agenda together. 

CHALLAH courses to look forward to in future trimesters: Hebrew, Meditation, Graphic Novels, Forest Exploration, Food Studies.  Please note that course selection for 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!
Winter Trimester Course Descriptions

Garage Band, Literally
Come and rock out with Aram in the garage of the new building! We will explore different kinds of Jewish music, and question what makes music Jewish. We'll learn music from Shabbat services that will help you lead songs not only in our own community, but also at camp, college, or even just a campfire with your friends. You do not need to be an accomplished musician to join the band! If your thing is singing, we’d love to have your voice! If you dance, then come and show off your moves. If you’re into banging on a drum, come add some rhythm. By the end of the trimester, our Jewish Rock Orchestra will help to lead a service at CBI. We look forward to making music together!

Crafting Judaica 
Join Abundance Farm's Miriam Kudler-Flam to look at the role of craft-making in Jewish rituals and traditions. We will ask these questions to inspire our art-making: How can we bring to life “hiddur mitzvah” (the principle of beautifying ritual objects like kiddish cups and mizuzot) in modern and personally relevant ways? Where do common symbols and imagery in Jewish art and objects come from? How have societies through time influenced the ways that Jews make art around the world? The projects that we create will be both ritually useful and aesthetically beautiful (think candle making, paper cutting, and more)! This is a great course for artists of ALL experience levels. 

Supper Club (11th and 12th grade only- enrollment permitting, 10th graders might be considered)
When the rest of CHALLAH leaves for their other classes, linger over dinner for relaxed and meaningful group discussions facilitated by Rabbi Ariella. Topics might range from current events to big questions exploring identity, community, and how we prepare for life after high school. We'll set the agenda together. 

CHALLAH courses to look forward to in future trimesters: Hebrew, Meditation, Graphic Novels, Forest Exploration, Food Studies.  Please note that course selection for 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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