Community Beit Midrash of RI:
A place for Middle and High School students to learn Torah and build community with their peers.
Community Beit Midrash of Rhode Island is all about learning Jewish Together. It does not matter in what synagogue you pray, what you practice at home or where you have been to school. We are excited to learn together. We are a Jewish non-profit that focuses on Jewish learning outside of synagogues and day schools, while also building a vibrant community.
Currently, we provide continuing Jewish education for pre-teens and teens. We are offering 3 programs for the 2023-2024 school year. Programs will be geared toward Middle School students in 6th – 8th grades and High School students in 9th – 12th grades.
Wednesday Evening Modules
Incredible educators teach our pre/teens on Wednesday evenings at the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island.
Our Middle School program runs from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Each module is taught for 2 months by a different educator on a different theme or topic. You can find the outline of courses for the 2023-24 school year below.
Our brand new High School program runs from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and will be led by Dr. Rebecca Schorsh
In previous years, our child have had the pleasure of learning with Rabbi Dolinger, Rabbi Fel, Rabbinate Avital, Rabbi Bolton, Michelle Raskin, Rabba Amalia, Briana Cahana, Shosh Jacob, Batya Forman, and Dr. Yitz Schleifer.
Shabbat Afternoon Learning
Shabbat afternoon is about learning and building community on Shabbat. This is open to all Middle and High School students (and any adults who wish to participate).
Shabbat Learning is led by families and the location rotates between family homes. Families have the opportunity to lead learning on Shabbat (support is available if you are not comfortable with doing this). The experience may also include singing, food and/or Havdalah. The program usually starts around 4:30 p.m. on Shabbat but the time changes depending on the time of year. Plentiful hang-out time is built into the afternoon, before and after the learning session.
High School students have the opportunity to lead this learning.
Saturday night (Motzei Shabbat) Learning
Learning with Rabbi Dolinger
One Saturday night a month, our teens have the chance to learn with their parents while enjoying pizza. This program is led by Rabbi Dolinger.
Middle School Students: $600/year
High School Students: $1,000/year
Shabbat Afternoon and/or Saturday Night Learning ONLY: $300/year
Tuition covers the cost of our wonderful educators. If cost is a barrier, we will do our best to accommodate your particular needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Aliza Krieger, CBM President and Co-Founder, 401-286-6703
Rabbi Navah Levine, CBM Vice Present and Co-Founder, 617-628-2476