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At CAA, we strive to provide meaningful and stimulating educational opportunities for all ages.

Religious School
Our tuition-free religious school seeks to offer a well-rounded Jewish education to all families of children K-7. Classes cover Hebrew, prayer, Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), holidays, history, ethics, Israel, and life cycle. We embrace children of all learning styles and seek a holistic and creative approach to engaging all learners. Above all, we want this community to be a home for all of our children and for their Jewish identity to be a source of strength and guidance in everything they do.

For more information, please contact our Principal, Debbie Fruchtman: DFruchtman@agudat-achim.org.

Hebrew High School
Hebrew High School offers exciting monthly programs that give our students a range of educational, cultural, and social experiences. We value their personal and creative Jewish expression and the importance of maintaining relationships with other local Jewish teens.
Past events have included social justice projects, cooking, field trips to Jewish cultural organizations, Shabbat Across America, Holocaust memorials, and book clubs. 

For more information, please contact Mandy Susman: mandy.susman@gmail.com.

Adult Education
We always offer weekly adult education classes. In the past, these have series on the Mishnah, the weekly Torah portion, meditation, and Yiddish.

This year, please consider joining us for: Entering the World of Jewish Prayer, Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm
Explore the origins, structure, poetry, and ideas behind the liturgy. Get access to services and/or deepen your understanding of the prayers. We will also delve into Jewish texts of many genres that relate to prayer. This class is intended for people of all backgrounds and with any or no relationship to Jewish prayer.

Suggestions for future classes include Hebrew language, Introduction to Jewish Mysticism, Literary Approach to Biblical Narrative, and an Introduction to Judaism and Jewish History course for the wider community.

Please feel free to contact Rabbi Zehavi with questions or suggestions: RabbiZ@agudat-achim.org.

Once a year, CAA hosts a Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, welcoming a visiting Jewish thinker or artist to share their work and creativity with our community. As past guests, we hosted a cantor, folk singer, Bible translator, television critic, historian, novelist, and many others. These events are a wonderful chance for the community around North Central MA to come together for high-quality and enjoyable educational experiences.

Family Education
Periodically, Rabbi Zehavi will offer special programs designed for families with children. Ideas for upcoming events include Creative Exploration of the Hebrew Calendar, Bringing the Spirit of Shabbat into the Home, Staples of Jewish Cooking, as well as interfaith gatherings. Stay tuned for more details!

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