Special Needs

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Special Needs 2016-11-18T10:59:02+00:00

Samuel and Fay 1cropJewish children with special learning needs thrive at The Emanuel, as do their parents. We have successfully guided children with Autism, Tourettes Syndrome, and Fragile X to Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

  • Our Resource Room teachers evaluate each child’s learning style and give extra help as well as enrichment as needed.
  • With the help of one of our older students as a personal aide, most children can be mainstreamed into regular classes.
  • All children participate in family programs, where they and their parents are accepted as a valued part of The Emanuel community.

Special learning needs should be discussed with our Director of Congregational Learning, to design an appropriate individual plan.
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Our high school students do Unified Theater activities that serve as a model for other religious organizations to engage and include their members with special needs and allow students to explore and lead in theater and the arts. Every year, we build on the success of our Unified Theater and Unified Crafts offerings by giving a Unified class in the second Trimester.  Each week the group of special needs children and typical teens will work together. If you would like your child to attend or would like more information on this year’s offering.  Please contact the religious school office by email  at school@emanuelsynaogue.org or by calling 860-233-2774.

USY Shelanu, meaning Our USY, is the first Conservative Movement Jewish youth group serving this population in Connecticut. Click here for more about this group.

CONTACT Director of Congregational Learning, school@emanuelsynagogue.org, (860) 233-2774.