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Administrative Policies


“Find a teacher, make a friend, and treat everyone with respect.”
— Pirkei Avot (Sayings of Our Ancestors) 1:6

For more information about how our Religious School operates, download and view our “Logistics and Frequently Asked Questions” fact sheet, or log on to our Family Handbook: A to Z Guide.


REGISTRATION: Copies of the 2015-2016 Religious School registration form can be downloaded in either a PDF format or as a Word document. For more information or to receive a full packet of materials, including the Religious School calendar, send an email to the Religious School or call (212) 507-9546.

NOTE: In order to register a student for Religious School, at least one of the student’s legal guardians must be a member of the congregation. For membership information, call the Temple Office at (212) 507-9519.


TUITION: Annual tuition for each child enrolled in the Religious School is $1,225 ($1,175 before July 31, 2015), which includes books and supplies.


REFUND PROCEDURES: All dues and fees associated with the Congregation Emanu-El Religious School are nonrefundable.


ENTRANCE AND DISMISSAL: The Goldsmith Religious School Building of Congregation Emanu-El is located at 10 East 66th Street. Unless otherwise noted, children enter and leave from this location only. For the security and safety of all children, parents and caregivers must come into the building lobby to collect their children. No student will be allowed to leave Religious School unescorted or prior to daily dismissal without written permission from the child’s legal guardian. In case of an emergency or a last-minute change, call the Religious School office at (212) 507-9546 for instructions.


CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
School closings will be communicated to Religious School families via email; please make sure we have your current email address on file. Or, families may call the Religious School office at (212) 507-9546.


SECURITY/SAFETY: All security procedures are enforced strictly at all times. Please be advised that our security officers have the right, at any time, to inspect any individual as he or she enters or exits the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street), the Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue and 65th Street) or the Goldsmith Religious School Building (10 East 66th Street). The Temple Religious School provides security and safety supervision for students arriving or departing by bus or by car, as well as for students arriving by foot at the doors of 10 East 66th Street. The Temple cannot maintain security for those students being dropped off or picked up at any other location.


CELL PHONES: Students are requested to keep cell phones OFF during Religious School hours. Should you and your child need to make contact, you can reach each other through the Religious School Office: (212) 507-9546.


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