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Education

Early Childhood Engagement at CBI

We are looking forward to presenting a full range of programs and opportunities, and if you have ideas or inspiration you want to share as we make out plans for next year, please call (503-222-1069) or email (ben@bethisrael-pdx.org) me. We are eager for your thoughts!

by Ben Sandler Education Director Congregation Beth Israel has always been dedicated to Jewish families with young children, and, next year, we will be innovating the way we involve them with our community. After much consideration, we have decided to move away from our morning preschool model and transition to a new Early Childhood Engagement model that will connect them with Jewish culture and ethics throughout their lives. While our morning preschool has been a wonderful opportunity for families who are able to participate, this change will allow us to engage more families throughout their Jewish journeys.

Jewish summer camp is wonderful on so many levels! That is why CBI’s Director of Youth Engagement Shoshanna Pro and Education Administrator Sarah Reiter so strongly believe in bringing the magic of camp to CBI through Camp Sababa.

We will always be grateful for the connections we made through our morning preschool program, and to the inspiring leadership of Sanny Snell, who first established it. It has been an honor and a joy to watch our youngest members find their places in our thriving community. None of this would have been possible without our many dedicated early childhood educators, and we look forward to carrying their vision forward with the next phase of CBI’s Early Childhood Engagement program. L’Shalom, Ben

Registration is now open to members at a discounted rate, as well as to non-members.

This year, we are thrilled to expand Camp Sababa to a four week program. 8th and 9th graders will participate in the MadrichimIn-Training (MIT) week from July 31st- August 4th, learning valuable leadership skills in anticipation of their active roles as MITs for Sessions 1-3. In these sessions, which run August 7th though 25th, campers in grades K-5 will play games, create art projects and enjoy field trips and the summer sun!

Cost

Session

Grades

Madrichim in Training Program: 7/31-8/25

8th-9th

$550/$600*

Session 1: 8/7-8/11

K-5th

$250/$275

Session 2: 8/14-8/14

K-5th

$250/$275

Session 3: 8/21-8/25

K-5th

$250/$275

(member/nonmember)

* Flat fee to cover training and all Sababa sessions Sibling discounts and limited scholarships available

Please see the Camp Sababa webpage (www.bethisrael-pdx.org/education/camp-sababa) for more details or contact Shoshanna (Shoshanna@bethisrael-pdx.org) or Sarah (Sarah@bethisrael-pdx.org) for more information.

March/April 2017

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March/April 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the March/April 2017 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

March/April 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the March/April 2017 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

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