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School Registration 5782

Shalom, we can’t wait to learn with you and your family in the fall! 

We are excited to share our vision for the 5782 school year. At every step we will consult with our reentry protocols committee and base our decisions on CDC and state guidelines, and the Newton public schools. As new information arises, we will adapt our program as needed. 

Sunday Religious School: 9:30-12pm

We will be at JCDS on Sundays from 9:30am-12pm for Kitot Alef (1st grade) - Zayin (7th grade), with Nitzanim (age 3-preK) and Gan (K) meeting in-person once per month. Nitzanim and Gan will be in a combined class.
Each week we will begin together as a community and then students will split up by Kitah (grade level) to explore Jewish holidays, Torah, Jewish culture, and Jewish history. There will be opportunities for family and parent learning throughout the year. 

Tuesday Religious School for Kitot Gimel-Vav: 

This year we are excited to continue our small group and one-on-one approach to Hebrew and Tefillah (prayer) learning. Once a month students will come together on-site for a Rosh Hodesh (new Hebrew month) celebration that will include a student-led Maariv (evening service) and electives.

Here are the Tuesday details for Kitot Gimel-Vav (3rd-6th grade):

Kitah Gimel (3rd grade): Students will meet in small groups at FUSN (in Newton) for a one hour Hebrew class on Tuesdays. Students will be placed in either a 3:45-4:45pm class or 5-6pm class. The Gimel Hebrew curriculum is centered on learning the Hebrew alphabet and decoding. This important year serves as a foundation for all future Hebrew and Tefillah (prayer) learning. The small group creates a dynamic and engaging learning environment for our newest Hebrew learners. 

Kitot Dalet - Vav (4th-6th grade): Students will have a choice between in-person small group Tefillah (prayer) class at FUSN (in Newton) or one-on-one virtual tutoring. Tutors will work with students on learning to lead a prayer service, working on their Hebrew decoding and grammar skills, and exploring the meaning of each prayer. The small group option is to support students for whom virtual learning poses challenges and who learn better in a more social setting. We want to hear your child and family's preferences, but we can not guarantee that everyone will get their first choice. 

8th and 9th Grade Program - One Sunday and one Tuesday per month: 

We are excited to launch a CDT 8th and 9th grade program in collaboration with Kids4Peace Boston. One Sunday afternoon a month, the 8th/9th graders will participate in a Kids4Peace Boston program with local Boston teens for interfaith and social justice programming. One Tuesday a month, the 8th/9th graders will come back together at CDT to discuss their experience and deepen their relationship to Jewish tradition and culture. 

Please fill out our registration form below and see payment options at the end of the form. There is a multi-sibling discount of $100 per family. 

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek is committed to making Jewish learning accessible to all of our children. If our tuition costs are not feasible for your household, you are encouraged to contact our executive director, Melissa Colten, at 617-965-0330, or our treasurer, Ezra Hausman, at 617-875-6698 to discuss alternative financial arrangements.

Later this summer, we will send you updated school information, including safety guidelines and the calendar for the 5782 school year. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Please register by 8/15/2021, so we can best prepare for our new school year! 

Dorshei Tzedek looks forward to welcoming your children and you back to our school next fall!

L'Shalom,

Earnest Vener (he/they)
Director of Congregational Learning
e.vener@dorsheitzedek.org
 


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We care about your children's needs and want to work with you to create the best learning environment that we can for your child. Please answer the following questions to help us learn more about your child. 
 

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Parental Agreement

I grant permission for my child(ren) to attend Congregation Dorshei Tzedek Religious School and to participate in all activities for the grade in which child is enrolled. I release Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Inc. and its officers, employees, agents and volunteers from any liability arising out of my child's participation in its Religious School program.

I hereby give permission to the CDT staff to seek emergency medical treatment for my child if they deem it necessary. I agree to the release of any records necessary for insurance purposes. I give permission to the CDT staff to arrange necessary related transportation. In the event that I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician/health care provider selected by the CDT staff to secure and administer treatment, including hospitalization, for my child. I give permission to any health care provider, such as a hospital or physician, to share my child’s medical information with the CDT staff, for treatment purposes.

I understand and acknowledge the following: CDT cannot and does not guarantee a nut-free or otherwise allergen-free environment. CDT does not keep on hand any medications, including over-the counter- medications; if my child needs medication or other treatment, I must provide it, with clear instructions for its use, each day that my child attends school. CDT staff has no medical training and no training in the administration of medication or other treatment.

I understand that if I would like to provide copies of students' insurance information the CDT School will keep this information on file.

I hereby release Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Inc. and all of its employees, agents, officers and volunteers from any liability whatsoever, including but not limited to liability for personal injury arising out of or connected with my child’s health or medical condition or any acts or omissions by CDT or its employees, agents, officers and volunteers relating to my child’s health or medical condition, including but not limited to any acts or omissions relating to the administration of medication or other treatment.

If I have listed multiple households on this form, I attest that the parent(s) in other households have given consent for their child(ren) to attend CDT Religious School.

By selecting "Yes" and signing my name, I declare that I have read and agree to all the terms in the agreement above.

Photo/Video Permission

Dorshei Tzedek is increasingly focused on public relations and outreach as a way to share what we love about CDT with the wider world. This question relates to the public release of photos and videos to local newspapers, brochures, Facebook, the Congregation Dorshei Tzedek website, and other forms of communication.

Tuition*

A deposit of $100 per student will be charged now. 
 
Grade Tuition (Members) Tuition (Non-Members)
Nitzanim (Pre-K) $420 $550
Gan (Kindergarten) $460 $550
Alef and Bet (Grades 1 and 2) $700 $850
Gimmel (Grade 3) $1,150 $1,300
Dalet, Hay, Vav (Grades 4, 5, 6) $1,150 Membership Required
Zayin (Grade 7) $710 Membership Required
8th/9th Grade $460 Membership Required

Non-member option: We invite families to participate in Nitzanim (Pre-K), Gan (Kindergarten), or Grades 1, 2, or, 3 for one year as non-members. After that, to continue in our school, membership is required. All families with children enrolled in Grades 4 and above are required to be members of Dorshei Tzedek. Learn about becoming a member.

*Tuition rates have increased modestly this year after many years of staying level. Tuition payments cover roughly half of the cost of operating our religious school, and this increase reflects the significant costs we have incurred for teacher salaries and professional training, and operating/technology costs.

Please note that tuition should never be an obstacle to participation in CDT religious school. Congregation Dorshei Tzedek is committed to making Jewish learning accessible to all of our children. If our tuition costs are not feasible for your household, you are encouraged to contact our executive director, Melissa Colten, at 617-965-0330, or our treasurer, Ezra Hausman, at 617-875-6698 to discuss alternative financial arrangements.

$100 discount if you have two or more children in our religious school.
Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782