CAARS 2017-2018 Calendar
CAARS Registration Forms
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Congregation Agudas Achim Religious School (CAARS) provides a well-rounded education, grounded in Jewish literacy and the development of a strong Jewish identity. Jewish literacy emphasizes Jewish understanding of God and the Conservative Jew’s struggle to live with halacha (Jewish law and tradition) in the modern world. Literacy is based on Torah and prayer, well-versed in reading the Hebrew language. Our children’s identity will be based upon an understanding of Jewish ethical values, concern and identification with K’lal Yisrael (the Jewish People), and knowledge of Jewish culture; all grounded in family, spirituality, and service to God. Our vision of the education at CAARS creates the foundation for life-long Jewish learning and living.
Providing our children a Jewish education is a core mission of Congregation Agudas Achim. General fundraising pays for 37 percent of the costs; tuition 36 percent; and special CAARS fundraising accounts for 18 percent. Scholarships underwritten by individuals and contributions from Sisterhood, the Cemetery Fund and the Aytz Chaim endowment account for the remaining nine percent. Please be generous with your time and money in support of CAARS. Donate here.
CAARS is a service provided to families of Congregation Agudas Achim to draw us together as a community. Families must be Members in Good Standing in almost all cases. All CAARS Registration is done online and through the school office. Please contact the school office at 512-735-8420 for further information.