We are busy planning an exciting new year for our families! This one comes with some unique challenges, and now, more than ever, we need our C@S community! We still have the opportunity to spend Sunday mornings together and return to a bit of normalcy in our weekend routines. While things will be altered, much of what we know and love about C@S will be maintained. We will continue to auto-enroll all of our returning students; however, our tuition structure will be different this semester, as we are moving to voluntary donations.
When will we begin?
There will be a very special and exciting Sinai on the Sidewalk program on Sunday, September 13, right outside our building to get everyone ready for the High Holy Days. We look forward to welcoming your family then. Please see the flyer below for details.
For C@S, we will begin regular online classes on Sunday, October 4, after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. For now, most of our program will begin online on Zoom. We will ask everyone to log on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. ending no later than 11:30 a.m. Sessions will include a mix of smaller group instruction, with experiences led by Rabbi Sherman, Cantor Colman, and Avital Kadosh. In addition, we will plan one outdoor in-person program each month in order to see each other in person. In addition, we will be rolling out our exciting new experience, Chavurah@Home.
What is Chavurah@Home?
Chavurah@Home is a program modeled after subscription boxes. One to two age-appropriate boxes will be available for curbside pick up each month at the Temple. Boxes will be themed and will align with a coordinated virtual experience. Included in each box will be a hands-on project with materials included, a Spotify playlist, a featured Instagram account to follow, a LEGO building activity (BYOL), an Israel/Hebrew component, recipes, a parent resource page, and a found@home project. The first box will be available Sunday, September 13, at our Sinai on the Sidewalk event. We ask you that you RSVP so we have a box prepared for your family’s age groups.
What will this cost my family?
At this point in time, we are not charging standard tuition fees. However, there are costs associated with this model. If you are able, we will happily collect donations toward the cost of materials for the Chavurah@Home box supplies as well as supplementary staffing costs. The average cost for Chavurah@Home through December is $118 per family. Anything you are able to give will be considered a tax-deductible donation. During this time, we are prioritizing the ability to provide accessible enrichment for all to maintain our sense of community and to help your family connect to Temple Sinai in these difficult times.
Is this temporary?
Gosh, we sure hope so! We plan to reevaluate on an ongoing 6-week basis. As soon as it is safe to return to our classrooms, we plan to do so. At that time, tuition may be assessed on a pro-rated schedule. Now and in the future, we look forward to being with you every week. Please engage with us however you are able.
And as always, we are here to listen to you. Please reach out by email or by phone!
Avital Kadosh, Rabbi Sherman, & Cantor Colman