Who We Are
CBH Community School celebrates the diversity of our students and families in Jewish background, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and sexual identity. We welcome every kind of Jewish family, and love the beautiful distinctiveness each family brings to our school.
Not only do our students receive a Jewish education, but we strive to foster an experience that engages their entire families in the fundamentally Jewish concept of kehillah - community.
We offer programming for preschool children, elementary/middle school students, and teens.
About Congregation Bet Haverim
Congregation Bet Haverim celebrates Jewish living by fostering connections to people, to spirit, and to tradition.
Bet Haverim (“House of Friends”) was founded by gay men and lesbians as a Jewish home where they could bring their whole selves to fully engage Judaism and Jewish life. Recognizing the value of hospitable, empowering community, CBH grew to enthusiastically embrace all Jews and their loved ones, particularly those who have wandered seeking acceptance. CBH affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement, opened a religious school, established what would become a nationally recognized music program, and hired Rabbi Joshua Lesser, one of the country’s most dynamic religious leaders.
Throughout CBH’s evolution, the congregation’s guiding principles have been rooted in the vision of its founders and early members: Inclusion and Creativity. At Bet Haverim, we work together to create a safe haven of acceptance for both members of the LGBQT community and their allies.