CAARS Fall 2020

Bruchim Ha’baim – Welcome

The CAA community is excited and looking forward to beginning our new school year with our new education and engagement vision. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to learn more about our new vision.

Vision, Mission & Values

In this time of uncertainty due to Covid-19, we know you have questions. We have developed the CAARS section of the website to provide you with answers. And know that if you still have questions or would like to talk about any aspect of your child’s Jewish education and engagement, you may reach out to Adra Lustig, our Director of Education, at adra.lustig@caa-austin.org.

After much consideration, we have made the decision to offer virtual education to our learners of all ages during Fall 2020, because it is our highest priority to maintain the protecting the health and safety (pikuach nefesh) of every member of our community. We will continue with virtual education until the circumstances are such that we feel it is physically safe, and also conducive to our goals to return to our building.

FAQs


CAARS 2020-2021 Calendar


Sunday Mornings

Pre-K – 1st2nd3rd – 4th5th – 6th7th8th – 12th
9:30 – 10:30 AM9:30 – 10:45 AM10:15 – 12:00 PM10:15 – 12:30 PM11:00 – 12:00 PM12:00 – 1:00 PM

Pre-K – 2nd Grade

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Community Mifgash & Tefillah
  • 10:00 Breakout to grade level classes

3rd – 6th Grade

  • 10:15 – 10:45 Community Mifgash & Tefillah
  • 10:45 Breakout to grade level classes

Sunday Jewish Learning Curriculum, Pre-K – 6th

We are a proud ISJL Education Partner!

Click here to learn more about the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL).


Weekday Hebrew Pods

3rd – 6th Grade

Beginning in 3rd Grade, our students take off on a journey of learning to read and understand Hebrew prayer. Although they are given a solid foundation is recognizing Hebrew letters in the year before, at this point we start with separate direct Hebrew learning time. 

Students will be grouped in Hebrew Pods, small groups based on student ability and needs. These groups will consist of up to only 6 students per pod. Our curriculum for Hebrew is based on a progression of goals that each pod will move through at their own pace lead by a teacher. 

Pods will meet virtually on Zoom for at least the fall semester. Pods will meet for 50 minutes per week. Most pods will take place on Tuesday afternoons between 3:30 – 6:30 PM. We are looking into options for Hebrew pods on other days of week. Please fill out your Hebrew pod preferences on the CAARS Registration form.