at The Emanuel (Grades 8 – 12)


From cooking and yoga to Jewish ethics and philanthropy, there is something for everyone at JTConnect, where minds and souls enjoy a world of Jewish learning! Sunday classes include two 45 min. classes, where students get the opportunity to explore Jewish traditions and values with their peers from throughout the Greater Hartford community. 

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2018-2019 Calendar

  • Term 3: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31; 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

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Madrich/cha (Teacher Aide) Program

Students are selected to be Teacher Aides for the primary department and resource room on Sunday mornings and in Junior Congregation on Shabbat mornings. Aides receive a modest salary for their work. The requirements are:

  • Attendance at JTAwakenings, JTConnect or Jewish Day School.
  • In 8th Grade by September, 2019.
  • Commitment to work schedule
  • Willingness to be flexible regarding class and work requirements.
  • Patience and a desire to work with young children.
  • For Resource Room Aides: excellent Hebrew reading skills

Click here for an Emanuel Teacher Aide application. For more information: Director of Youth and Family Learning (860) 233-2774.

Three Emanuel Synagogue Students honored by the Jewish Federation!

federation-teens win awards-620x350Recognized by the Commission of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (JFGH) for their uniquely effective  work at their respective West Hartford synagogues, the following five teens received awards at the Federations 70th annual meeting, held at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford.

Shown here with Federation board Chair Emeritus, Judy Schlossberg, are award winners: (l to r) Ellen Schenk, Stephanie Rosenthal and Jacob Graber-Lipperman, from The Emanuel Synagogue, and Leah Goldman of Beth El Temple. Not shown: Miriam Katz of Beth El Temple.

The Commission also awarded Nancy Fichman and Robin Rosenthal winners of the Innovative Program Award for their board game:  “The Passover Skeptic,” which allowed for participating students and their families (Grades K-7) to learn facts about Passover.

By progressing through a game board of questions, students of different grades and their families successfully learned about Passover. The learning sources came from the Torah texts, commentaries and the Haggadah.

Innovative Program Skeptic 2

See attached materials: Innovative Program: DESCRIPTION
Innovative Program: APPLICATION