Temple Emanu-El Religious School
TEMPLE EMANU-EL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SUKKAH DECORATING AND SUKKOT CELEBRATION
The Temple Emanu-El Religious School is a warm and inviting place where children from age two through high school can come to learn what it means to be Jewish. Through studies of the Hebrew language, tefillot (prayer), holiday celebrations, history, life cycle events, crafts and music, your children will be involved in activities which lead them to discover the many facets of Judaism, while allowing them to thrive in an atmosphere surrounded with other Jewish children. Through these interactions, your children will become adults who identify with the Jewish community here and around the world.
TAPT (Tots and Parents Together) for ages 2 and 3 and their parents meet every Sunday from 9:00 to 10:30 am for stories, crafts, music and fun holiday activities. TAPT is open to both members and non-members.
Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 2 meet on Sunday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon to learn about holidays, Torah and Judaism with games, crafts, music and special activities.
Gan Days, scheduled on selected Sundays are for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and their parents. This program provides an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities centered on a theme from the Jewish year. During the first hour parents meet with our Family Educator to explore a relevant Jewish topic; the final hour is devoted to a parent and child activity.
Home Start, scheduled on selected Sundays from 11:10 am to 12:00 noon are for Grades 1 & 2 students and their parents. This program provides an opportunity for you and your child to participate in hands-on activities that you can continue at home.
Grade 3 through 7 students meet on Sundays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. These classes begin the students' journey into Jewish history, life cycle events and their identification with Israel and other Jews. Students learn to read and write Hebrew, recite prayers and blessings, participate in school-wide Sunday morning services, and prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
The Stella Kurland Wise Family Education Program, scheduled on selected Sundays from 9 am - 12 noon are for grades 3 & 4. The first hour of this program the students join with the parents for a special themed activities. The last two hours, the parents meet with our Family Educator for an adult study.
Grades 8 through 12 meet on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The program begins with dinner of pizza or salad and ice cream for dessert. Dinner time is an important time for students to socialize and connect with new friendships and friendships they have developed over the years at Religious School. After dinner, students in grade 8 gather to learn about comparative religions. Grade 9 students meet with Rabbi Korinow to study and prepare for Confirmation. Students in grades 10 through 12 discuss relevant present-day topics about Judaism, Israel and how Judaism enhances their lives.
Thank you for the opportunity to present our Religious School Program to you. Our staff of seasoned and dedicated teachers will enhance your children's Jewish education with creativity and enthusiasm. Below you will find all the necessary paperwork to enroll your children in our school. I would be happy to give you and your family a tour at your convenience. If you have any questions or would like to set up a tour, please contact me at 978.373.3861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to meet with you soon!
Debra L. Levasseur
Religious School Director