Welcome to CCM's 2023-24/5784 teen enrollment page!
Below you will find the information you need to sign up your teen to join us on Wednesday nights (in person!) and retreats from September 2023 - May 2024.
2023-24 Registration NOW Open!
We are now announcing 2023-24 registration! The full cost to register for the 2023-4 year semester is $1145.00. This cost includes the annual fee for the weekly Midrasha programming every Wednesday night ($770), two tickets to our February 24, 2024 Annual Gala event ($150), and a retreat deposit fee ($225), which totals $1145.
- If you are members of a CCM partner synagogue, Beth Chaim, B'nai Shalom, or B'nai Tikvah, your synagogue has agreed to cover $195 of the tuition, reducing your full cost to $950. Upon checkout, use the coupon code "SYN" to get this discount.
- Signing up for a second teen? If you are also a member of one of our partner synagogues, enter code "2ndSYN" to get the synagogue discount and to not pay for the Gala fee for your second Midrasha attending teen. If you are not a member of a partner synagogue, then use code "2ndsignup" to not pay the Gala fee twice.
How to register/Pay:
1 - Pick the "Annual Tuition" registration option listed below.
2 - If applicable, use a coupon code at checkout.
3 - Want to pay by check? Please fill out this registration, use promo code "check" (this will make your balance due here to $0) and mail or deliver the check to us within 7 days to Contra Costa Midrasha - 25 Hillcroft Way in Walnut Creek, CA 94597. (Don't forget to take off the amount of any synagogue discounts when making your payment.)
4 - Complete teen registration information, make *payment and you are done!
*Need scholarship, financial aid or a payment plan? Then use the "tuition assistance" registration option instead. You will be asked to pay a $25 fee and CCM's Executive Director will follow up with you to make payment plan and/or scholarship arrangements.
Wednesday Nights at Midrasha
CCM meets weekly from 715- 915pm for teens in grades 8-12 to build friendships and community, Jewish engagement, and learning. Teens call it "the Shabbat in the middle of their week" for the calm they find at Midrasha.
Retreats are a vital part of the Midrasha experience. Our teens gather for a whole weekend to celebrate Shabbat, share meals, bond with teens from all over the Bay Area, and connect to the quiet and calm of nature. For 2023-24, CCM is planning three full residential retreat weekends. As part of registration, each teen pays a retreat fee of $225, which can be applied to the cost of the first retreat your teen attends. Each retreat will be $375. If you sign up for all three retreats with your teen's registration today, the full cost will only be $1015, or $338 per retreat. This is a savings of $110! If your teen is not enrolling for Wednesday nights, you can pick "retreats only" if to pre-pay for all three retreats.
Confirmed retreat dates for 2023-24 are:
November 10 - 12, 2023
February 9-11, 2024
April 12-14, 2024
CCM Weekly Snack Donation
We ask each family to help once with our weekly (traditional) Midrasha snack of donuts and cuties. In this year's enrollment, you can pre-pay for this and we will take care of the ordering, or sign-up for weekly snacks via SignUpGenius.com once the form is live for the new year.
As part of your annual registration, consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to Contra Costa Midrasha. Your support helps us provide scholarships to teens who might need it! Use the "donation" button at the bottom or in the registration to make donations in multiples of $18.
Tuition Assistance - Payment Plans or Scholarships: No one will be turned away from CCM due to a lack of funds. To request tuition assistance, register using the "Tuition Assistance or Payment Plan: Application Fee" box below. The $25 fee will be applied to any balance due. Our Director, Devra Aarons, will get right back to you! E-mail Devra at [email protected] to make arrangements for 2023-24.
Senior/12th Grade Fee: CCM's 12th-grade programming includes monthly field trips and special educators. This $100 fee covers field trip and graduation expenses.
- You will need to sign up for multiple teens separately.
- 12th-grade students are asked to pay an additional $100 fee for field trips and graduation costs
Why are costs different this year? The true cost of offering our CCM Wednesday night program is $1400 per student. CCM works to keep that cost low, through grants and other fundraising methods. Due to inflation, CCM made the choice to increase fees this year. CCM is grateful for a scholarship fund from the Rothenberg Family. We aim to enable all teens to participate, regardless of their ability to pay. To make any kind of financial plan or scholarship request, register using the "tuition assistance or payment plan option" you can also reach out to CCM's Executive Director, Devra Aarons at [email protected].