8th Grade (Gesher):
What You Need to Know

New Day!  Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Dinner is back! Optional dinner at 6pm for $5.

Annual Tuition: $1,250

Gesher (Bridge) is  CBB’s program, for 7th and 8th grade students. In this program, students will come of age together as they approach and experience their B’mitzvah and beyond.  Gesher will focus on Jewish learning and group bonding while treating our students as adults in our community.  If your student is still approaching B’mitzvah in their 8th grade year, you will follow the formula for 7th grade additional activities. If they are post B’mitzvah, The Wednesday night class becomes their main engagement at CBB.  This year, the 10-week core subjects of study are:

  • Leadership/Madrichim training (required for Sunday Morning Classroom Volunteering/job) with Laurie Greene
  • Holocaust study with Marlene Beckerman
  • Israel: History, Culture and Political Understanding with Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Throughout the year, students will additionally have the opportunity to participate in Rosh Hodesh/ Shevet Achim (Girl’s/Boy’s Clubs) offered monthly, plus event planning, social justice projects, and leadership roles, as they are invited into the congregation as adults who are responsible for tikkun olam – repairing the world.

NOTE: This year, 8th grade will also attend the 3rd-8th Camp Ramah retreat (January 27-29, 2023) as part of their leadership training course. They’ll also have their own programming and fun while they’re there but will be responsible for some of the program planning, leading and supervision provided for the 3rd-7th graders.

Don’t give up after 8th grade! High school at CBB has wonderful things to offer. Check out Mechina on the JLP website page and continue with us through 12th grade Confirmation!