Educating our Future NOW

A campaign to Sustain Chai (Life) at CBT and in our Jewish community through Education: three years strong and running!

From Consecration through Education to reach Confirmation

Continuing Beth Torah’s innovative shift in membership commitment. Religious school fees are now included, and school enrollment has opened to the Jewish community

Our Accomplishments so far!

• Religious School is free to fully-paid CBT members!
• Thanks to a challenge grant and some early donors, we are more than half way to our goal of raising $53,000 for the 2017-18 school year. • Jewish education open to everyone, not just CBT members.
• The only ARJE accredited religious school in the Kansas City area.

Accomplishments on the Way!

• Leveraging new technology for enhanced learning
• Special interest programs such as music and kids’ choir
•Programs that infuse classroom experiences with Jewish culture
• Connecting with Jews world-wide through innovative programming
• Furthering Jewish education as a CBT core value

How can you help? 

We’re asking all our members to participate in Educating our Future.

First, please serve as “Personal Beth Torah Ambassadors.”  Whether you have kids in the school or not,  represent the school and our congregation. Invite your friends to check out our synagogue, and to experience first-hand how special religious school is at Beth Torah. The single best way for us to get 10 new families each year is for current families to connect us to people they know.

Second, donate if you can. Support the bold steps taken in support of a critical Beth Torah value of education, cited over and over during congregational focus groups.

Thank you for spreading the word and helping to grow our religious school! You are the community we need and your continued support has helped grow enrollment 31%!

Special thanks to Molly Levinson, a sterling result of the religious school and confirmation student at CBT, for designing the beautiful logo for the Educating our Future campaign.

Feel free to contact Linda Zappulla at for any questions you may have about Educating Our Future.