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Grades 6-12

6th and 7th Grade (Prozdor) Program

Here is an update on our plans for the 2021-2022 program! Click here to download the Prozdor Calendar 2021-2022 !

  1. Days/hours/topics will be as follows. We’ve included both in-person and virtual ways to engage to meet the needs of as many families as possible while continuing to offer a high quality program.

Tuesday Prozdor- Fall 2021

Classes will meet on Zoom from 4:30pm-6:30pm

Classes will include Hebrew and elective courses

Saturday Prozdor- Fall 2021

Classes will meet in-person, at CBS, from 9:45am-12:15pm

Parents are requested to attend select classes with their child

6th Grade classes will include Mitzvot, Tefillah, and time in the sanctuary

7th Grade classes will include Partners in Parasha, time in the sanctuary, and Synagogue Skills

*students currently attending a Jewish Day School are expected to participate on Shabbat mornings.

  1. Mark your calendars for the following special events this Fall (also listed on the attached calendar)

9/18 first day of Shabbat Prozdor classes

9/26 Prozdor Family dinner in the Sukkah

9/28 Simhat Torah- 7th Grade Maftir Reading Event

10/5 Tuesday Prozdor classes begin

12/14 Celebration of Learning- Parents invited on Zoom!

  1. Please take this opportunity register, if you haven’t done so yet. Visit this page for details on how to register. Click here to log on to your ShulCloud account and begin the registration process.
  2. We take your health and safety very seriously and are working on a detailed COVID policy for in-person Prozdor learning. This will include wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing, screening for symptoms, staying home when you are sick, using outdoor spaces for singing and eating when possible, and using HEPA filters and keeping doors and windows open when possible.

As reminder, participation in Prozdor is a requirement for the CBS Bar/Bat Mitzvah process. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, registration, financial aid, COVID policies, and/or what will work for your family in the upcoming year, please let us know! We’d be happy to find a time to talk.

General Information About Learning in Our Prozdor Program (6th – 7th Grade): 

Classes meet Saturdays (or Sundays on Zoom) 10:00am-12:30pm & Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm
*Students enrolled in a Jewish Day School attend weekend classes only.

Prozdor provides students with opportunities to delve deeper into various subjects within Judaism.

Tuesday afternoons include Hebrew and text learning, a Holocaust course, and an elective hour.  Electives vary each semester and include offerings such as: comparative religions, text study, Israeli music, visual midrash, modern Hebrew slang, and more.

Weekend morning courses are facilitated by a variety of Rabbis and educators in the CBS community.  At the beginning of each semester a calendar will be provided with the session topics, facilitators, times and locations. In addition to class time, students spend time in the sanctuary familiarizing themselves with the Shabbat morning service and supporting their peers who are celebrating their B’nai Mitzvah.

Weekend morning classes include:

  • Tefillah Study
  • Synagogue Skills
  • Time in the sanctuary
  • Partners in Parasha
  • Conservative Judaism
  • Mitzvot Class
  • Modern Day Israel

Parent Participation: Parents of 6th and 7th grade Prozdor students are strongly encouraged to attend the first hour of class with their teen each Saturday (or Sunday) morning. They are also invited to stay for the the third class beginning at 11:40 each week.

Prozdor Celebrations of Learning: Tuesday students will have 2 opportunities during the year to share their learning with parents, classmates, and teachers. Dates will be shared on our academic calendar.

Participation in Prozdor is a requirement of our B’nai Mitzvah program.


Q: Why should I register now when there is so much uncertainly about the fall?

A: Your registration is tremendously important for our planning. Over the summer we need to hire teachers, make decision about curriculum, purchase books, and more based on the number of students participating in each program.

Q: How do I know what is taught in each grade level?

A: Download our details Religious School and Prozdor curriculum overview here

Q: I’m not sure what will work for my family or have other questions.

A: Let Rachel know and she will be happy to find a time to meet via phone and discuss the options and/or answer any questions.

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Tuition Pricing 2021-2022

CBS believes that Jewish education should be accessible to all. The synagogue’s budget offsets the cost of Religious School to keep it affordable, reflected in the “standard tuition.” The actual cost to educate each child, retain excellent teachers, and provide quality, innovative programming is higher than the standard tuition, reflected in the “unsubsidized tuition.” Members who are willing and able to are invited to pay the unsubsidized tuition or make a tax exempt donation. Standard fee rates are available to members of CBS. Non-members kindly pay the unsubsidized rate. As always, we want our Prozdor Program to be open and welcoming to all, and scholarship funds will be available to anyone who might need some financial assistance. To discuss financial assistance or if you are interested in becoming members, please contact Melani Baker.

In addition, Prozdor tuition is adjusted depending on whether the student is enrolled in a Jewish Day school.

  Standard Tuition Unsubsidized Tuition
Student Attending Jewish Day School $1,215 $1,680
Student Not Attending Jewish Day School $1,545 $2,195
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