Welcome to Our Religious School Program for 7th Graders, Hineini! Attendance required for the following events.
Additional activities may be added throughout the school-year with attendance encouraged but not mandatory.
Our service projects will make a difference
to others in our community.
Wednesday, August 28th, 6pm-7pm
B’nei Mitzvah Orientation. Join us with your 7th grader as we walk through the exciting process and schedule of what lies ahead during this eventful year Rabbi Kahn, Rabbi Keller, Cantor and Stacy Rosenthal will be on hand to answer any questions.
Sunday, October 6th
Kivel Campus of Care. Students will visit with the residents at Kivel, a Jewish home for the elderly. We will spend the morning playing games, sharing stories, and even singing some songs with Kivel residents.
Saturday, November 9th
Light the Night Walk. Team CBI will collect donations and walk (1 mile) to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Tempe Arts Park. The Team bus will depart from CBI at 5pm.
Sunday, December 8th, 10am – 12:00pm
Hineini means "Here I Am!"
In the Torah, important people like Abraham say Hineini in response to a call from God. In that context it means, "Here I am, ready to serve You!" or, "You can count on me!" It is in the spirit of the Torah's meaning of the word Hineini that we named this program. Each month students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community service projects with other members of their 7th grade Beth Israel community.
Volunteer Day at Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM). Hineini students will visit ICM and help stock the shelves with food, sort through clothing, and learn about the working poor and the homeless.
Sunday, January 26th, time tbd
Supermarket Spree. Divided into teams, students will encourage shoppers to items on a list of food and dry goods needed by ICM. Over the years, our Hineini class has collected thousands of pounds of food and dry goods for ICM and had a great time too.
Sunday, February 9th, 10am – 11:45am
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival. A FREE showing for 7th-12th graders and their families at the Camelview 5 Theaters. Film to be announced.
Sunday, March 23rd
Volunteer Day at UMOM Homeless Shelter. Project tbd.
Sunday, April 27th, 3pm – 5:00pm
Yom Hashoah Services. Students will attend services. Location tbd.
Sunday, May 4th
Mezzuzah Making & Clothing Drive. Students will learn how to make their very own glass mezzuzot. We will also learn about the mitzvah of having a mezzuzah on your door and what makes a mezzuzah “kosher”. As well, we encourage some spring cleaning as we will be collecting clothes to be donated to ICM.