While we have made changes to our instructional model in response to COVID-19, our curriculum has not changed and we remain committed to providing a solid foundation of Jewish learning.
As we enter the 2020/2021 school year we are continuing instruction in virtual classrooms. Classes are one hour long and staggered to accommodate challenges with device availability for our families. As always, there will be music sessions with Cantor Kintisch and instructional sessions with Rabbi Starr and our Rabbinic Intern, Mikey Hess Webber.
While we know we need to start the year in a virtual environment, we hope that we will be able to meet in person before the year is through. The CJCS Board will continue to evaluate the feasibility of in-person sessions following the direction of Howard County, CJC and OMI while keeping student and teacher safety at the forefront of the decision making process.
The Columbia Jewish Community School (CJCS) is the oldest religious school in Howard County, Maryland. Founded in 1971 in the tradition of Ahad Ha’am, a great Zionist thinker who once claimed that “nothing Jewish is alien to me.” CJCS has strived, through its curriculum, its faculty, and its activities, to expose its students to many diverse Jewish religious perspectives and to do so in a positive manner. We believe that this approach best equips our students to make informed decisions of their own when faced with the many monumental choices of life in general and of Jewish life in particular.