Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School

Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School

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Sunday School Classes

A three-hour meeting of all classes on Sunday mornings is the core of our format. "We want to inspire our children with the richness and beauty of Jewish history and traditions," explains Alicia Gejman, Director of Formal Education.

This format maintains the core curriculum of Hebrew, Torah, and prayer as well as Jewish holidays, customs, and history. These traditional areas of study are expanded through enrichment classes such as our six-week chug opportunities,  family Shabbat services, and small-group activities that supplement classroom instruction.

Shabbat Family Services for all our students

Tefilah (prayer life) is emphasized for all ages in the Cohen Religious School, and all students learn the prayers of the Shabbat morning service.  In addition, Hey (5th grade) and Vav (6th grade) students learn to read Torah with the special Torah trope.  Our older students lead family worship services six (6) times a year, during Junior Congregation.

Vav (6th Grade) and Gesher (7th grade) students gain important synagogue skills that will enhance their b'nai mitzvah experience.

A Choice of Weekday Classes – Tuesdays or Wednesdays

Our educational model responds to the needs of 21st century families by offering alternatives in classroom instructional time.  Children and their parents have a choice of Tuesday OR Wednesday afternoons, which allows for more flexibility with today's busy schedules. We also offer a Thursday afternoon Enrichment/Tutoring program for those students who need extra support.

"This approach provides optimal opportunities for learning and community connectedness within a flexible framework," according to Alicia Gejman, Director of Formal Education. "Most importantly, it maintains the high standards and strong core curriculum for which we at the Cohen Religious School are known."

Teaching with current technology is important to us!

We use iRovers, iPads, Apple TVs, and Smartboards to meet the needs of teachers and students alike by creating a unique technological and traditional learning environment. In addition, we have a fully-equipped computer lab.

This technology, due to a generous donation, enhances our students' learning experience as new technology blends with our ancient traditions.

Second to None

Right now, the Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El is offering second grade parents FREE tuition for the 2020-21 School year!* There are only 25 openings in our Second to None Program – so register now! • No tuition for one year • No synagogue membership fee required • Value of $1,375 Contact Alicia Gejman, Director of Formal Education at agejman@nssbethel.org or (847) 432-8900 ext. 227.

CRS Office Hours

Tuesday - 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday - 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday - 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday - 9 am to 2 pm (September-May)
Office Phone: 847-432-8924 

Office is currently closed. Please e-mail.