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"Arts Matter" Shabbat Service

A creative approach to Simchat Torah through arts and music.

Friday, October 25 at 7:00 PM

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In the Spotlight

We welcome Interfaith Families

Learn how interfaith families have found a spiritual home right here in our congregation.

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Love To Read?

CBT's Book Club members share their list of favorite Jewish-themed books.

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Religious School

Religious School registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year.

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School Calendar

Learn more about our Religious School.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

It's never too late 

Join our new adult B'nai Mitzvah program, led by our Cantorial Soloist Jodi Blankstein.

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Shabbat on the Beach

This year's final beach Shabbat was filled with song, spirit and the most spectacular sunset. Many thanks to all who joined us for a beautiful moment in time. We are looking forward to next year!

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Photo Gallery

Explore life at Congregation B'nai Torah by browsing our photo collection.

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Grade 7

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The Classroom and Sanctuary as a Laboratory for Jewish Community

Seventh Graders need to feel a sense of inclusion and belonging and are better served if they themselves are part of the community-building process.

Our Grade 7 students are frequently present at Congregation B’nai Torah: they come for their weekly class, individual tutoring preparation for B’nai Mitzvah, and at Shabbat services as part of the B’nai Mitzvah class – comprised of seventh and eighth graders. Their curriculum is built around an in-depth study of Torah, including a deepened exposure to its narrative and legal sections and an introduction to the yearly Torah-cycle and the practical aspects of Torah reading/chanting in the sanctuary. Students move from being readers/chanters of Torah to interpreters of Torah as they focus on the meaning and message that they themselves derive from their cumulative knowledge. Students also build a sense of community through a detailed study of the Holocaust. Using the well-known pedagogical approach “Facing History and Ourselves,” our students learn about the Holocaust as a historical event, but also as a meta-lesson for being social activists and not bystanders in our own world.