“I just wanted to let you know that [my son] thought the chug was awesome last night. He said the group of boys, teacher and crystal project were all great!” – CRS Parent
Chugim (plural of chug/After-School Enrichment) means group activities.
Our CRS’s core curriculum is strong; however, our parents wanted enrichment activities that would enhance the curriculum, something to increase their child’s enthusiasm about being a part of CRS. This is what chugim/After-School Enrichment provide. The chugim are a series of group activities designed to complement and personalize the students’ educational experience in an area of his/her choosing.
Chugim will be offered for one hour after religious school on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays, and includes dinner (which includes socializing and a blessings). Parents select the day and the season that works best for them. Each chug will culminate in a project presentation or performance.
CHOOSE SERIES 1, 2 OR 3
Chug 1A: Tuesdays, October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 28, December 5 – OR…
Chug 1B: Wednesdays, October 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29, December 6
Chug 2A: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 – OR…
Chug 2B: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Chug 3A: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, April 10, 17, 24 – OR…
Chug 3B: Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, April 11, 18, 25
Judaism and game shows will be highlighted in this chug. Each week we will play a different game show, all playing with Jewish-knowledge questions. The game shows will be: Jeopardy, Family Feud, Hollywood Squares, Millionaire, The Match Game and Let’s Make a Deal. Jewish topics will include Hebrew, Bible, customs, prayer, holidays and more!
All Things Israeli
In this chug, students will explore the multi-faceted lives of Israeli families – from the military traditions, to the foods (burekas and hummus, for example), to the popular songs and music of the region, and other Jewish customs. Students will even learn a dance or two! A perfect way to help celebrate Israel’s 70th Birthday.
Each week participants will create a new ritual object for learning and/or use. From learning to tie Tzitzit to making an acid-etched glass kiddush, to painting “stained glass” panels that signify a meaningful verse of Torah, of Psalms, Pirkei Avot or other text. At our final session, parents and children together will create a decoupage wooden plaque with the traditional Parents’ Prayer for use at Shabbat dinner.
Book Club and Reader’s Theater
For those who dream of making it big on Broadway, an interactive social group that will be actively involved in selecting, reading, and discussing Judaic-themed books, and in the process learning important Jewish values and middos. The last few sessions will be dedicated to creating an award-winning theatrical production complete with props and costumes based on the literature covered.