We focus on inter generational programming, to actively engage parents, grandparents and children in lifelong Jewish learning, relevant to the contemporary Jewish experience.
Religious School Education: For Kindergarten – Grade 12
We are committed to providing Jewish education for all children, including those with special learning needs.
- Grades K – 2: Sundays 9:00 – Noon
- Grades 3 – 7: Sundays 9:00 – Noon; & Tuesday or Wednesday: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Grades 8 – 12: Sundays 10:30 – Noon with JTConnect
Additional opportunities: serve as an Ozer on Sundays (9 – 10:30 am), or a role model to younger students via our Madrichim (Teen Aide) program.
CLICK HERE for high school and youth program descriptions.
- Monthly Family Education and Services programs, for both parents and children
- Junior Congregation held monthly and on holidays.
- A Resource Room teacher is available to meet the learning needs of all students, from enrichment to ongoing special help.
FORMS & FAQ’S
If you are new to our school, please email or drop off to the school office a completed registration form (click link below). If you are returning, please be sure to send us a completed registration form with any updated information:
- Religious School Parents Handbook
- Calendar Rel School 17-18 revised
- FAQs: Parents of school age Children 2017
- Religious School Registration form
- Emergency Form 2017-18
Class assignments are made on a first come – first served basis, and while we try to accommodate everyone’s first choice, we cannot guarantee that every child will be assigned their preferred day. We will make every effort to keep children in the same family on the same day, per request, while remaining committed to maintaining class sizes that support the best learning environment for all of our children.
CONTACT: Barbara Fink, Religious School Principal: EMAIL (860) 233-2774
Our Religious School philosophy is rooted in Family Education, as the most significant and long-lasting learning is achieved through the context of family. When children see their parents study, their own study takes on a greater personal significance.
Our nationally-recognized Torat Hayim program offers an innovative curriculum designed to involve the whole family in Jewish learning. The goals are:
- Provide a broad and deep religious educational experience for students and parents.
- Develop Jewish activities within The Emanuel congregation as well as the family home.
- Provide rich Shabbat experiences for the whole family.
- Facilitate pleasant, convenient parental involvement.
- Help each child’s religious education schedule fit today’s lifestyle needs.
Jewish Day School families are encouraged to be part of our Torat Hayim program through attendance at Parent Seminars and Family Shabbatot. Other family learning options include: hands-on holiday experiences, life cycle observances, trips, festival celebrations, Sunday workshops, and Jewish living activities.
Activities of the Religious School are supported in part by:
- The Kemler/Torat Hayim/ Religious School Fund
- The Parent Teacher Organization Fund
- The Director of Education’s discretionary fund
- The Davidson Art Fund
- The Turken/Weingast Family Education
Scolarships for Emanuel youth to participate in formal and informal youth education, such as camp and trips to Israel are supported in part by:
- The Scholarship Fund
- The Youth Activities Fund