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Hebrew School:

Temple Emanu-El's Hebrew School program is appropriate for children ages 5-13. Our Hebrew School seeks to instill in each student a feeling of connection to the Jewish people, pride in our heritage, and love of Torah.

We try to accomplish these goals by:

  1. Teaching your child basic reading knowledge of Hebrew, emphasizing key words and phrases found in the prayer book;
  2. Teaching your child to be comfortable with and to participate in services by being familiar with the Friday night and Shabbat morning services, as well as selections from the Holiday services;
  3. Teaching your child key sections of the Torah on which our outlook and traditions are based, emphasizing the moral and ethical lessons that are derived from them;
  4. Teaching Jewish observances, including holiday customs and the life cycle.

Our curriculum also includes holiday celebrations, special programs, workshops and trips.

Our Rabbi, Youth Director and Hebrew School Teachers have an exciting and educational program planned for our students in the 2015/2016 school year!

For more information or to receive a copy of the Hebrew school registration form, please contact our youth director. Scott Kalmikoff at 718.737.8883 or scott.kalmikoff@gmail.com.

Upcoming Hebrew School Events:

Sunday, Apr 10 10:00 AM
Children's Model Matzah Bakery @ Temple Emanu-El
Dressed in bakers hats and aprons, participants will prepare matzah; take part in a concluding mini-model Seder, complete with the Four Cups; and eat their own crispy hand-made matzah.
Sponsored by Congregation B'nai Israel, Temple Emanu-El, & Temple Israel Reform Congregation.
Cost: $10 per person.
More Info: Contact Scott Kalmikoff. 718.737.8883 or scott.kalmikoff@gmail.com

Sunday, Apr 17 10:30 AM
Children's Model Passover Seder @ Temple Emanu-El
Join us for a traditional model Passover seder for children! We will sing traditional Passover songs, eat traditional Passover foods and teach the children about the Passover story. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Cost: Free.
More Info: Contact Scott Kalmikoff. 718.737.8883 or scott.kalmikoff@gmail.com





Our Hebrew School children getting ready to break the "Haman Piñata" at our Purim Celebration.





Learning and Celebration is an experience for the whole family at Temple Emanu-El of Staten Island