Jewish learning for grades 8 – 12

JT Awakenings from JTConnect

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!

At The Emanuel JTConnect (aka: JTAwakenings), offers teens a variety of courses from which to choose; CLICK for class details.

  • Fall term starts Sept. 15, 2019
  • Meets Sundays, 10:30 am-12:00 noon

JT Connect offers 4 Terms per year

CLICK for 2019-20 Calendar

Madrich/cha (Teacher Aide) Program

Students selected to be Teacher Aides receive a modest salary to assist with various student activities on Shabbat and Sunday mornings.  Requirements:

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

Click for a Teacher Aide application For details contact: Director of Youth & Family Learning

Three Emanuel Synagogue Students honored by the Jewish Federation!

Recognized 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, these teens received awards at the Federations 70th annual meeting, held at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford:federation-teens win awards-620x350

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

Innovative Program Skeptic 2

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, students and their families learn about Passover, with information from Torah texts, commentaries and the Haggadah. See: Innovative Program: DESCRIPTION / Innovative Program: APPLICATION