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At Congregation Beth Judea we are dedicated to life-long learning. ​We want each and every child to view Beth Judea as a second Jewish home. We strive to create a caring and nurturing environment. Every space in filled with children learning, singing, praying, and growing together as a community. Our outstanding teachers help bring Judaism to life for our students.
We view Jewish education as a partnership between the children, the Religious School and you.  We will work to develop a strong identification with Judaism, pride in our heritage and a love for all humanity. Our learning never ceases and there is always more to what we think we've already mastered.
Email: Cantor Bat-Sarah for more information at

Our Guiding Commitments
Communal learning and Social-Emotional Development in a Jewish context
Health of our students and their families


Religious School for Kindergarten through Kitah Heh (7th grade)

Begins on-site, on Sunday, September 12, 2021

Structure of School in the Fall

Kindergarten through 2nd graders will have in-person classes on Sundays from 9:00am - Noon. Their access to the building will be prioritized.

3rd through 7th graders will have in-person classes on Sundays from 9:00am - Noon, with a remote option with director’s prior consent (no last-minute decisions to access RS remotely).

3rd through 6th graders have remote-only classes on Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:15pm.

7th graders will have in-person classes on Tuesdays, 6:15pm – 8:00pm.


Any time that Religious School is in session in the CBJ building, we are requiring everyone in the school area to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. When the RS students are using indoor space on the main floor, we will require those in our vicinity to be masked.


We are requesting a copy of Covid-19 vaccination cards for all vaccinated students, madrichim, and teachers. No student will be denied enrollment in the Religious School because of their vaccination status. This information is vital to our ability to make informed risk assessments as a community.

Possible Shifts During the Schoolyear

If we continue to see a low transmission rate in Lake and Cook Counties, as determined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, combined with high Covid-19 vaccination rates in our school, we will revisit these guidelines.

Conversely, if we see a rise in transmission rates in Lake and Cook Counties, as determined by the Illinois Department of Health, combined with low vaccination rates in our school, we will temporarily move to remote-only Sunday classes for the 3rd through 7th graders, allowing us to spread the Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders throughout the synagogue building, thus permitting in-person education for our youngest students.




School starts September 12


Mon, May 16 2022 15 Iyar 5782