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Middle School Bonus Chugim

We are excited to roll out Bonus Chugim (electives) for middle school students! These are included for free for all enrolled BIRS 6th-8th graders, and require a minimum of five students in order to run. 

Registration is now open for all chugim. 

Conversational/Intermediate Hebrew with Moreh Oren Segal (for HDS grads at TBE and BIRS) This class is primarily for HDS alumni with a strong foundation in Hebrew vocabulary and grammar.
Tuesday/Wednesday, October 27, 2020-March 24th, 2021 
6th-7th grades: 4:30-5
Register HERE
8th-9th grades: 5-5:30
Register HERE

Tefillah Kavanah (BIRS ONLY) with Aviva Panush This class is for all students who want a better understanding of and relationship with prayer.
Thursdays, Nov 5th-Dec 17th
4:30-5:30 for 6th-7th grades
Register HERE

Torah is Not Just for Kids with Aviva Panush BIRS AND TBE This class explores more mature or complicated Torah stories.
Thursdays, Nov 5th-Dec 17th
5:45-6:45pm for 8th-12th graders
Register HERE

Jewish Cooking with Jennifer Traig BIRS AND TBE Our popular cooking chug, at home! Ingredient lists will be provided.
Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm 6th-8th grade
Register HERE

High School Chugim

BIRS is pleased to roll out High School Chugim (electives) for 9th-12th graders. Over the course of the year we will offer several electives on a variety of topics; most chugim will be 4-8 weeks long, and some will be together with TBE students. All chugim will be over Zoom at least through December 2020.

Students can register and pay the $360 tuition, and then register for as many chugim as they would like.

*There is a separate cost for 9th grade Conversational Hebrew. Students who enroll in this class can participate in all other high school chugim at no additional charge.

BIRS High School Chugim Registration: Pay once and enroll in as many chugim as you like. (Excludes Conversational Hebrew)
Register Here

Conversational Hebrew: This class is for HDS alumni at both TBE and BIC to review Hebrew vocabulary, grammar, and to practice conversational fluency through a variety of fun activities. Taught by Moreh Oren Segal.
Open to 8th and 9th graders
Tuesdays AND Wednesdays, October 27, 2020-March 24th, 2021 5-5:30pm
Register Here 

Jewish Cooking For High Schoolers: Take a break from asynchronous learning to create a tasty Jewish dish. This class is open to students at BIC and TBE. Ingredient lists will be provided ahead of time. Taught by Jenny Traig.
Open to 9th-12th graders
Wednesdays, November 4th-December 16th, 1-2pm
Register Here

Contemporary Issues and Judaism with Rav Nadav: Reading the Torah as adults, we will delve into issues such as personal identity, ethics of social media, vegetarianism, and other issues. This class is just for BIC students.
Open to 9th-12th graders
Sundays, November 1st-December 13th, 2020, 5-6pm
Register Here

Jewish Monsters and Magic: Jewish tradition is filled with creatures and magic of all types. To find them, we will engage with Torah, Talmud and later Jewish rabbinic writings that describe angels, demons, ghosts, giants, golems, vampires, dybbuks and more! This class is open to BIC and TBE students. Taught by Jack Zaintz. 
Open to 9th-12th graders
Tuesdays, November 10th-December 8th, 5:30-6:30pm
Register Here

Torah is Not Just for Kids: Join teacher Aviva Panush to explore Torah stories with more mature or complicated content. We will reexamine the story of Creation, the real ending of the Noah story, and some of the complex family dynamics found in Genesis.
Open to 8th-12th graders
Thursdays, Nov 5th-Dec 17th, 5:45-6:45pm
Register Here

Thu, December 3 2020 17 Kislev 5781