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Keshet/Confirmation

Continuing the opportunity for Jewish learning.

Keshet, Confirmation Classes

Keshet (for students in eighth & ninth grade) as well as Confirmation (for students in tenth grade) continue the opportunity for Jewish learning. 

These classes meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Keshet is the educational offering for our students in eighth and ninth grades and meets two Sunday evenings most months from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The Keshet curriculum includes the Jewish perspective on current events, a unit about Israel as well as the Holocaust, and a variety of lessons based on Jewish values.  In addition, the Keshet curriculum includes monthly Teen Tikkun Olam experiences such as volunteering at the IRWS (Interfaith Winter Rotating Shelter), leading Kabbalat Shabbat services and visiting with residents at the University Retirement Center, and running activity booths at the Purim Carnival.  Students in Keshet are also invited to participate in Teen Space Time, which includes pizza dinner and an opportunity to social with friends, each Sunday before class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

We are very fortunate to have Tim Brown continuing as our Keshet Teacher.  Tim is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  While a student in Southern California, Tim worked as a Jewish educator and music specialist teaching students in elementary, middle, and high school grades.  During his time at UC Irvine, Tim was actively involved with Hillel, J Street, and Chabad, In addition, Tim has worked in the Jewish community as a Program Coordinator at Hillel at the Claremont Colleges and as a Campaign Assistant at the Jewish Federation.  While a teen himself at CBH, Tim participated in our Keshet and Confirmation classes, was actively involved in DRTY and served on the DRTY Board, and worked as a Religious School madrich.  Tim has had the unique experience of participating in an Israel experience through the Olive Tree Initiative, a university-based organization that works with students, faculty, and community participants to teach conflict resolution, experiential education, and leadership training.  Based on his participation and learning through this experience, Tim has created a curriculum for middle school students about the Israeli Palestinian Conflict and developing necessary skills to analyze media and historical sources.  For more information about Keshet, you may contact Tim at timjeromebrown@gmail.com.

Confirmation is the educational offering for students in tenth grade and is taught by Rabbi Greg Wolfe.  The curriculum is built on an exploration of Jewish texts and how they inform our lives today as well as leadership from a Jewish perspective.  In addition, parents and students participate in a mini unit learning about and creating their own ethical will.  One of the highlights of the Confirmation year is a day trip to explore Jewish San Francisco.  The year culminates with students leading a Confirmation service around the time of Shavuot, celebrating the giving of Torah and harvesting their learning.  In addition, Confirmation students are invited to participate in the monthly Teen Tikkun Olam experiences as well as Teen Space Time, which includes pizza dinner and an opportunity to social with friends, each Sunday before class from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  You may contact Rabbi Greg at rabbi@bethaverim.org.

Enrollment

Enrollment is accepted at any time during the school year. If there is an unpaid balance from the previous school year, please contact the CBH office (530-758-0842) to make a payment.

A minimum payment of 50% of the unpaid balance from a previous school year is required before you can register your child for the upcoming school year and a payment plan needs to be in place for the remainder of the balance.

Current school year payment options include paying in full, quarterly, or monthly payments. Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $410 for CBH Partners and $475 for Non-Partners.

Financial assistance is available. Please review our tuition assistance policy and then contact the  confidentially.

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