Hebrew School

Children from CBI Hebrew School with Jane Shiya
Our school draws from experiential and informal education models and provides children a place to explore what it means to be Jewish in a welcoming, supportive and creative environment. 
We are a vibrant after school synagogue program located in the beautiful Northern Berkshires.  
In 5782 we will have two classrooms, spanning from 3rd grade through 7th grade. (Our Alef Tav families will be attending our monthly Family Education programs this year and learning that way, instead of after school.) We also offer Family Education programs for children of all ages. We’re grateful to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for funding our family education programs, and to Jewish Federation of the Berkshires for making our Hebrew school possible.
Hebrew school this year will begin on Monday, October 4, and will meet on Mondays from 4-5:30pm. Contact the office for a registration form.



Alef TavTeaching blowing of the shofar

Jane Shiyah teaches the Alef Tav class of Pre-K, 1st, and 2nd graders. This class focuses on learning blessings and Hebrew letters, hearing Torah stories and bringing them to life with drama and flair.


Heather Levi

Heather Levy teachers our Ne’arim class of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. She integrates Torah study with creative projects like creating Pokemon cards of Biblical figures and making Illuminated manuscript drawings of Hebrew prayers.

B’nai Mitvah

Rabbi and StudentRabbi Rachel Barenblat works with 6th and 7th grade students as they prepare to become Bnai Mitzvah. Some of the topics students learn are Practicing Hebrew Prayer, Introducing the world of Mitzvot and participating in Torah study.