Religious School

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The Religious School is a cornerstone of The Emanuel Community of Lifelong Learning.

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We focus on inter generational programming, to actively engage parents, grandparents and children in lifelong Jewish learning, relevant to the contemporary Jewish experience.

Accepting NEW Students for 2018-19! CLICK to enroll online!

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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: Sun. 9 – Noon
Grades 3 – 7: Sun. 9 – Noon & Weds. 4 – 6 pm
Grades 8 – 12: Sun. 10:30 – Noon (JTConnect)
Additional opportunities: serve as an Ozer on Sun. (9 – 10:30 am), or mentor younger students through 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.


If you are NEW to our school, or need to update your information, links to our forms are provided below. For your convenience, the following forms may be completed online:

*Aides MUST be in enrolled in a Jewish educational program- JTConnect or Hebrew High School.

For those who are NEW or need to update their information, please download and complete the Emergency form below, and return to us by email or dropped off to the school office:

Additional information:

Class assignments are made on a first come first served basis, and 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, Director of Youth and Family Learning: EMAIL (860) 233-2774

Torat Hayim

Our Religious School philosophy is rooted in Family Education, as the most significant and long-lasting Shema Pillow Cases4 croplearning 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 religious education schedule fit today 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 Educational 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

Learn how to donate; CONTACT