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Education

Congregation Bonai Shalom cultivates a strong Jewish identity and life-long learning through community participation in an environment that celebrates diversity and promotes spiritual, ethical, and social growth in each individual.  Inclusion is the framework around which the educational activities are planned so that each child can learn in a safe and respectful environment.  Learning encompasses all aspects of Jewish life and learning such as, the study of the Torah, life cycle events, Jewish History, T’filah (prayer), Jewish food and environmental issues, Tikkun Olam (social action), Jewish art and music, and Israel.

Realizing that Jewish learning is lifelong, the building blocks of Hebrew, Talmud Torah, Mitzvot, Prayer, Traditions, and Celebrations begin with our youngest students.  Each year, the curriculum adds to student knowledge while building skills to ensure they feel proud and comfortable within their Jewish identity.  Inclusion is the framework through which educational activities are planned so that every student can learn in a safe and respectful environment. 

If you have any questions, would like more information, or want to come see the school, call Esther Benari-Altmann, the Director of Education, at 303-442-6605, X1104 or email her at esther@bonaishalom.org.

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Religious School at Bonai Shalom

The safety of our Religious School students is of the utmost importance. As such, we will continue to follow state and local guidelines for re-opening our school. As such, we are currently planning on offering virtual learning opportunities for at least the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. If you'd like the most up-to-date information about how Bonai is handling the pandemic, feel free to check out our COVID-19 Resource Page

All of our students meet on Saturday mornings (9:30 am - noon) allowing us to celebrate the gift of Shabbat with the whole community while learning about the richness of Jewish life through Torah. Our students who are Grade 1 and older, come for an additional day during the week after school to expand their learning and increase their Hebrew reading skills. Ask the students of CBS’s Religious School what they like best about the school, and you will get many different answers because the teachers employ a number of different strategies and activities designed to engage all learners.

With the recognition that Jewish learning develops through individual challenge within the support of the community, we have a madrichim training program which brings our teens into the school to learn leadership skills, engage in Jewish education, and contribute to our younger students’ education through their role modeling. Parents are also an integral part of the school through participation in various volunteer opportunities in the classroom and in fundraising that help enrich the students’ learning, by engaging in family activities, and by providing feedback and support.

The teaching staff is diverse and highly knowledgeable both in Judaism and pedagogy.   Within their collaborative environment, the sharing of ideas, strategies, and experience helps provide the students with the best possible inclusive learning environment. Click here to learn more about our curriculum.

We offer Early Childhood Programming and a rich B'nai Mitzvah program, as well as adult education options with our Lifelong Learning programs. 

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