Parents

Parents/guardians are our partners in helping children learn and grow. We welcome regular communication and participation. Parents are provided with the head teacher’s school email account and are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher directly. Parents are also invited to join their child’s class Shutterfly account where they can view photos of their child involved in various school activities. Formal parent/teacher meetings occur in January and May, and teachers are always available as needed. The school’s Parent Association creates opportunities for families to get together at different times throughout the year. Families are encouraged and invited to participate in the synagogue’s events whether or not they are CBI members.

CBI Programs for Young Families

Music Together Sing Shalom

Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 pm

Music Together Sing Shalom music classes combine everything you love about the internationally recognized Music Together early childhood music education program with a carefully selected collection of familiar (and not-so-familiar) Jewish songs from throughout the world. Music Together Sing Shalom classes introduce Jewish themes, and celebrate community through song, supporting parents and caregivers in introducing their children to a diverse, culturally rich Jewish heritage.

Bim Bam Shabbat

Monthly Saturdays, 11-11:45 am

Monthly Shabbat experience including songs, stories, and special snack. Join Rabbi Julie Schwarzwald for an age-appropriate service geared toward toddlers through kindergartners (with adults) and open to all. Families will join the congregation for kiddush lunch after services.

For more information, contact Rabbi Julie Schwarzwald, CBI Director of Congregational Learning, 973-379-1134, rabbijulie@cbi-nj.org