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- Temple Emanu El
Formal religious education for children begins in Pre-Kindergarten, and includes Judaic and Hebrew studies through high school.
Eileen Sadowsky, Education Director
Reform Judaism is founded on informed choice. Temple Emanu El’s ARJE accredited Religious School encourages our PreKindergarten through Grade 12 students to make informed choices so that they can develop a sense of faith in their lives found through love of God, study of Torah and identification with the Jewish people. Education at Temple Emanu El is considered to be a life-long process that emphasizes the partnership between parents, synagogue and school. Click here to read Temple Emanu El’s Vision for Jewish Living and Learning.
Our wonderful clergy and faculty instill the importance of doing mitzvot and provide engaging lessons that teach our students about Torah, Avodah (the work we do to find sacred connections) and G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). We also partner with parents to find enriching ways our students can live Jewishly. Students have the opportunity to engage in T‘filah (prayer) with our clergy, draw closer to God and study Ivrit (Hebrew) in order to understand the meaning behind the prayers we say on Shabbat, Holy Days and lifecycle events. Together, students find meaningful ways to connect to Eretz Yisrael (Israel) and learn about the chagim (holidays). Parents also have the opportunity to study with their children or attend adult education courses at the same time so they can model the importance of learning for their children.
Under the guidance of the Learning Congregation Committee (LCC), we hope to create significant experiences that you and your children will carry throughout your lives.