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2022-23 CHALLAH Teen Registration, Spring



Join us for CHALLAH, Spring 2023!

The spring trimester of CHALLAH begins on March 16th, 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.  

אֲבִיבֵ / aviv / spring trimester dates: March 16th - May 25th
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: Tuition and 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 options are available: we strongly believe that finances should never be an obstacle to Jewish education. 
 
CHALLAH Tuition Rates
  • Individual trimester = $320 one-time payment, or monthly payments of $53.33 for 6 months
  • No payment is due at the time of enrollment: a CBI staff member will contact you about payment after you have signed up
  • If you are requesting financial aid, please email aaron@cbinorthampton.org with the subject heading "CHALLAH financial aid request."
Dinner, 6pm-6:45pm
For those who wish to opt-in, we provide 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! 
The Jewish Graphic Novel
Jewish artists have played a key role in the development of graphic narrative as a unique genre, from the earliest superhero comics to masterpieces like Maus. In this course, we will learn about the history of Jews and comics and graphic novels, and dive deeply into some very recent works that draw from Biblical narrative, Jewish folklore, modern history and collective memory in describing Jewish experiences in North Africa, France, Israel, Poland, and New York's Lower East Side.The course will culminate with students' own creative projects where they will put image and text together in their own graphic narrative experiments. This is a great course for readers, writers, and artists of all kinds! Led by literature professor and Springfield College Dean of Arts and Sciences Rachel Rubinstein. 

B'Midbar: Into the Wilderness
Food! Fire! Friends!  What are the skills one needs in order to navigate the wilderness of land and of spirit?  What did the Jewish people learn about survival as they wandered in the wilderness after leaving Egypt?  In this class, we will learn how to forage wild foods, build fire safely, and cook over a campfire.  In addition, we will share experiences navigating the unknowns of our own internal lives, and build tools to support ourselves and each other in this ever-changing world.  This class will take place outside, in all weather conditions!  This course will be led by Rose Cherneff, the former Farm Manager at Abundance Farm. 

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. 

Possible CHALLAH courses to look forward to in future trimesters: Hebrew, Yiddish, Meditation, Forest Exploration, and more! 
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!
The Jewish Graphic Novel
Jewish artists have played a key role in the development of graphic narrative as a unique genre, from the earliest superhero comics to masterpieces like Maus. In this course, we will learn about the history of Jews and comics and graphic novels, and dive deeply into some very recent works that draw from Biblical narrative, Jewish folklore, modern history and collective memory in describing Jewish experiences in North Africa, France, Israel, Poland, and New York's Lower East Side.The course will culminate with students' own creative projects where they will put image and text together in their own graphic narrative experiments. This is a great course for readers, writers, and artists of all kinds! Led by literature professor and Springfield College Dean of Arts and Sciences Rachel Rubinstein. 

B'Midbar: Into the Wilderness
Food! Fire! Friends!  What are the skills one needs in order to navigate the wilderness of land and of spirit?  What did the Jewish people learn about survival as they wandered in the wilderness after leaving Egypt?  In this class, we will learn how to forage wild foods, build fire safely, and cook over a campfire.  In addition, we will share experiences navigating the unknowns of our own internal lives, and build tools to support ourselves and each other in this ever-changing world.  This class will take place outside, in all weather conditions!  This course will be led by Rose Cherneff, the former Farm Manager at Abundance Farm. 

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. 

Possible CHALLAH courses to look forward to in future trimesters: Hebrew, Yiddish, Meditation, Forest Exploration, and more! 
Section C: Release Forms

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Section D: Additional Information
Mon, March 4 2024 24 Adar I 5784