Mock Trial Preparations

Our 5th grade students are busy examining evidence and developing their arguments in the mock trial case of whether Esau wrongfully stole Jacob’s birthright. Over the past two weeks, in addition to learning about the ancient Jewish court system, we’ve been lucky enough to hear from real lawyers about their jobs and experience. Thanks so much to our parent volunteers who spent time with our students explaining the process of a trial and the job of each role in the trial. In our Monday/Wednesday class, we heard from Howard Masters and Daniel Seidenstein, and our Tuesday/Saturday students heard from Dave Rody. The students were on the edge of their seats listening to real life case examples and getting excited for their own parts.

If you haven’t already, please RSVP for the mock trial and pizza dinner via the links below. You can also volunteer to be on our jury on these pages.

Tuesday/Saturday RSVP Link (Tuesday, March 5th @ 5:30pm)

Monday/Wednesday RSVP Link (Wednesday, March 6th @ 5:30pm)



1. Save the Date: Installation of Rabbi Rebecca Epstein

Friday, March 1 beginning at 5:00 PM

Friends and families of all ages are invited to join us for a special dinner and Shabbat service to officially welcome Rabbi Epstein to the CBE family!  Yachad students present will help lead the service together!


2. Upcoming Closures | Presidents’ Week

Yachad will be closed Saturday Feb 16- Saturday Feb 23 for Presidents’ Week.


3. URJ Camp Info Session & Lunch 2/9

This Saturday the Director of URJ Crane Lake Camp, Debbie Shriber, will be coming to CBE to tell us all about Eisner, Crane Lake, and Sci-Tech! This is a great opportunity for students and parents to ask questions and learn about the URJ camping system. We will be providing lunch as the presentation will be directly after Yachad in the Ballroom. Please email Hannah Isaacs ( to let her know you’re attending!