Visit us on a Sunday, and you will find little ones singing, dancing, creating beautiful pieces of art, and then refreshing themselves with challah and juice. You’ll find some of our older children being tutored by teenagers and others outside in the synagogue’s Peah Garden, learning about nature and feeding the poor. And you’ll find still others, alongside their parents, learning about the meaning of tzedakah – “righteous giving.” Other parents relax with a bagel and coffee in hand at the Brotherhood Coffee Shop, leisurely reading the newspaper or schmoozing with one another.
“Teach them faithfully to your children; speak of them in your home and on your way, when you lie down and when you rise up” (from the Shema V’ahavtah, Deuteronomy 6:6).
The mission of the Religious School is to instill students with strong Jewish identities, knowledge of Hebrew language and prayer, a connection to the State of Israel, a sense of social responsibility and respect for all people, and a life-long love of Jewish learning. We seek to provide our students with the necessary tools to create a meaningful Jewish life as an adult.
This is accomplisihed through a professionally supported Religious School by focusing on youth, adult and family education, as well as on social action, community involvement, youth groups, and tzedakah, and through living Torah in the tradition of the Reform movement. Our Religious School is guided by beloved teachers – three of whom grew up at CMI.
You must be a member to enroll your children in our Religious School.