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At Temple Emanu-El we value kehilah (community), chesed (lovingkindness) and learning with simchah (joy).

Our primary goals of the religious school are:

  • To provide a safe, loving, nurturing Jewish community in which students can grow and feel seen and heard as their whole selves
  • For children to be able to make decisions in their lives based upon Jewish knowledge and Jewish values
  • To provide students with a toolbox of Jewish wisdom to confront life's joys and challenges
  • To help children develop an identity that anchors them in thousands of years of tradition and with the Jewish people.


We hope each student will find their path to personal connection with Jewish life through the variety of activities we offer.  By the time they reach b'nei mitzvah age, students will get a taste of:

  • Jewish music and Israeli dance
  • Jewish rituals at home
  • Holiday celebrations 
  • The richness of Torah stories
  • An introduction to the Talmud and the expansiveness of Jewish sacred texts
  • Jewish History
  • Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through service projects
  • Jewish nature connections and being shomrei adamah (guardians of the earth)

Temple Emanu-El Religious School - The religious school serves the needs of children who are entering kindergarten through grade 7.

Students in grades kindergarten through grade 7 meet on Sundays at Temple Emanu-El from 9:30AM-12:30PM. They focus on tefilah (prayer) skills, music, Jewish history, Torah study, values, holiday celebration, and life cycles, among other Jewish topics. Students and teachers also have some time to socialize and enjoy snacks along with their appropriate blessings.

Students in grades 3-7 also learn Hebrew a second day of the week.  For the 2022-23 school year, students have the choice of learning in person on Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm or on zoom on Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:30 - 5:15 pm.  In-person Tuesdays include fresh-cooked dinner at the end!

There is still time to join us for the 2022/23 school year!
For information, please contact me at or at the temple office at 401.331.1616.

I look forward to connecting with your family!

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Shabbat B'yahad is a monthly Shabbat experience designed for families to learn, celebrate and socialize together. Students and their families participate in age-appropriate family services, spend time in the sanctuary with the entire congregation, and enjoy a kiddush lunch after services. Afternoon activities including board games, physical games in the gym and time to catch up with friends is a great opportunity to stay engaged with friends.

Students in grade 8 will participate in a program entitles "Tikkun Olam: Our Turn," a curriculum created by Avodah, which addresses many social issues that out teens can relate to. Together with, Rabbi Fel and Cantor Mayer, I am excited to work with the 8th graders to explore the topic of Tikkun Olam, all while creating and implementing a meaningful mitzvah project in their first year living as B'nei Mitzvah, adult members of the Jewish people.

Upcoming Dates

(coming soon)




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Sun, April 2 2023 11 Nisan 5783