TO OUR TEENS: this page and program have been created just for you!  We know how much you have on your plates, so we want to make things as easy as possible for you. Below, you’ll find information on your classes offered, a calendar of the school year, and even local teen events!

CBI strives to provide innovative Jewish involvement for our entering and current high school students. We challenge our teens to incorporate Jewish thought into their everyday life while furthering their education. Studying our culture shouldn’t be hard or boring! We have enhanced our Ma’ayan classes with rich content and interactive exercise. Each class incorporates personal integrities, viewpoints, faith, history, community service, current events, and textual studies. We provide a forum for you to think deeply about yourselves and build a strong foundation of beliefs and values.

With our Ma’ayan programming, our goal is to give you a place to explore, grow, and participate through critical thinking, challenging activities, text analysis, public speaking, mock debates, and driving questions while building your personal convictions and passions.

We encourage you all to discover your own voice by sharing opinions and challenging the ideas presented – maybe even inspiring future leaders!


Weekly Schedule | Grades 7th–12th  | Thursdays 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

5:45-6:10 pm Dinner

6:10-7:00 pm 1st Hour  |  Core Class

7:10-8:00 pm 2nd Hour  |  Elective Class 

*Schedule for the year provided to show when there is/isn’t class.

Core Classes | Grades 7th–12th

Students are required to attend these core classes for their grade level – Thursdays, 6:10-7:00 pm.

7th | B’nai Mitzvah Prep
The rite of passage (Bar and Bat Mitzvah) for coming of age in the Jewish tradition marks a significant step toward Jewish responsibility for fulfilling Mitzvot and continuing the journey to lifelong Jewish learning. Students will be working with Cantor Seth to prepare for their prearranged dates!

8th 9th & 12th  | Post B’nai Mitzvah  
From contemporary Judaism to discussing G-d in the modern world, to exploring other religions and cultures. This group will be getting an all-around Jewish educational experience this semester. Includes guest speakers and Tikkun Olam opportunities!

10th & 11th  | Confirmation & Tikkun Olam
Come hang out with your favorite rabbis; you know you love them! Become part of the Confirmation class and learn more about a variety of Jewish topics and issues. Make a difference in our world and travel to Washington, D.C. for L’Taken, a social action seminar for Jewish teens in January 2023! The world is a fixer-upper. This is your chance to make it a better place. Social action projects abound, as well as meaningful discussions about how to make a difference in our immediate community.
Please note the additional Confirmation Fee: $160.

Elective Classes (7:10-8:00)| Grades 8th–12th  

Students may choose one elective for the rest of the semester:

Fall Semester Electives for Grades 8-12:

  • No-Bake Cooking Class w/ Hannah Miller & Amy Shugar | Learn new recipes each week, no oven required
  • Mindset & Focus w/ Rachael VanLandingham | Learn the different ways to meditate, declutter, and refocus.
  • Leadership Training w/ Jennifer Walker | Learn to identify, understand, and engage your unique leadership style.

Fall Electives will go until our last class in December 2022 and will happen on days when we have Ma’ayan programming only. B’nai Mitzvah students can join with the approval of Cantor Seth.

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