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“The purpose of Jewish education today is to ensure that Jewish tradition empowers people to thrive in today’s world.” - David Bryfman

The Steinmetz Family School of Chai seeks to inspire each student with a comprehensive Jewish education in a caring, innovative, and vibrant community. Through engaging learning for students in grades Pre-K through 6th, we combine compelling Hebrew and Judaic curriculum with our fun Camp Chai specials which include art, music, cooking, & drama! We seek to inspire students and their families to connect to their Jewish heritage while building a sense of Jewish identity that is relevant and meaningful in today’s world.

Growing – You will experience your own Jewish journey.
Belonging – You are an important member of our sacred community.
Impacting – Let’s make a difference together.

Explore & experience Judaism together through Torah, Holidays, Traditions, Israel, Hebrew, Prayer, Mitzvot, Jewish Values
Be a part of our Camp Chai electives… Art, Drama, Cooking, Music and more…

Kindergarten children celebrate their Consecration into Jewish learning at a special Shabbat Service!

Third Graders celebrate Kabbalat Ivrit, their formal introduction to learning the Hebrew language.

Each grade helps to lead a Shabbat service during the year!


Family parent participation days are rich opportunities for you and your children to study together with their teachers, clergy, and the director of education. Each grade has a very special morning of making connections to topics of Reform Jewish learning.

During the course of the year, each class will have the opportunity to participate in leading services at either a Friday or Saturday Shabbat service. These services are a wonderful way for your child’s class to work together to be leaders in our community. We will be working alongside the Rabbi and Cantor in order to prepare the students for the service.

PRE-K THROUGH 2ND GRADE: Join us on campus on Sundays from 9:30-12:30.

3RD - 6TH GRADE: Join us on campus on Sundays from 9:30-12:30 and Midweek Virtual Hebrew.  

2021-2022 TUITION 
Pre-K - 2nd Grade: $749 ($699 through June 30)
3rd - 6th Grade: $849 ($799 through June 30)
Financial assistance is offered for those individuals and families in our community who wish to participate in school but are unable to afford the full fees. Please call Executive Director Michael Kancher at 407-645-0444 to privately discuss your needs.  No child will be turned away from a Jewish education due to finances. 

To help provide scholarships to those of modest means, please contact Executive Director Michael Kancher at 407-645-0444.

NEW MEMBER SPECIAL: If you are new to CRJ, receive a free membership to attend High Holy Day services, participate in special programs, and discounted events through December 2022.*
*Eligible to those who have never been a member or have not been a member since 2018.

For more information about the Steinmetz Family School of Chai or to schedule a tour contact Cantor Bryce Megdal at 407-645-044

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Be a Parent Liaison and become a leader in your child’s school. Contact Cantor Bryce Megdal at 407-645-044 to get involved.

Children under 6 can explore a wide array of programs, including developmentally appropriate Judaic enrichment classes and Shabbat sing-a-longs. Click here for more information 

Students enter YALA, a new and groundbreaking program engaging 7th-12th graders in innovative, fun, relevant, Jewish learning and social experiences. Click for more information on YALA

enrolling your child in the School of Chai

1. You must be logged into your ShulCloud account.  

2. All CRJ Members automatically have an account and it's easy to log in and access your account. If you are new to CRJ, please complete a membership application first prior to registering your child for school

How to login to your CRJ Account (skip this section if you are already logged in)

  1. In the upper right-hand corner click on “LOGIN”
  2. If this is your first-time logging in you will need to recover your email address
  3. Click “forgot password”
  4. The website will prompt you to enter your email address: ex.
  5. A link to reset your password will be sent to that email (as long as it matches the email CRJ has on file for you)
  6. Go back to
  7. Login using your email and password you created

3. Once logged in here to enroll

4. Choose the program you want to register for School of Chai 20XX-20XX and click “CONTINUE”. 

5. Choose the appropriate grade for any children registering click “CONTINUE”
Enrollment into programs is limited by grade. if you would like your child to be part of a different grade please contact Cantor Bryce,

6. Complete the appropriate registration form required and optional fields and click “CONTINUE”

7. This will take you to the payment page, your registration is not complete until you hit “CONFIRM AND CONTINUE”


Sun, June 13 2021 3 Tammuz 5781