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Religious School With Honors


Religious School With Honors was created to acknowledge the important part our students play in the Temple Emanu-El community above and beyond the time that they are with us for our regular weekly program.

We know that living in New York City provides many opportunities to do just about anything you want at any given moment. And, we appreciate that so many of our students and families choose to join Temple Emanu-El for events outside of Religious School hours. This is our way of recognizing your ongoing commitment to our community.

To qualify for Religious School With Honors at Congregation Emanu-El, students in grades K-6 must fill out the Application Form and submit it to the Religious School office for approval. Students need to earn five points to achieve Honors status; forms may be submitted as soon as this is achieved. Points are earned by attending Temple events outside of Religious School hours or by participating in certain programs.



READ How “Religious School With Honors” Has Added to My Emanu-El Experience

(A true story by a former Sixth Grade student)



RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WITH HONORS LEVELS
What, you want to come to more than five events outside of Religious School?!? Well, please do! You can earn different levels of Religious School With Honors! Here is what you will earn at each level:


Religious School With Honors: Level I  (5 points)

• Religious School With Honors tattoo

• Certificate suitable for framing

• Name added to Honor Roll

• Recognition at final Shabbat Kodesh worship service
   of the year (May 9, 2014)


Religious School With Honors: Level II (10 points)

• Another Religious School With Honors tattoo

• Name moved to Level II Honor Roll

• Religious School With Honors magnet

• $50 certificate for the next
   Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel*


Religious School With Honors: Level III (15 points)

• Yet another Religious School With Honors tattoo

• Name moved to Level III Honor Roll

• Religious School With Honors special gift

• An additional $100 certificate for the next Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel

NOTE: The first person to achieve Level III status for the day he or she attends Religious School (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday) will get to be School Assistant Principal for a day.

* Each student can earn a maximum of $150 in certificates per Emanu-El trip to Israel.



RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WITH HONORS APPLICATION FORM
Please download, fill out and submit the
completed application to the Religious School Office.

• PDF Format

• Word Format

 



QUALIFYING EVENTS FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WITH HONORS
The following is a partial list of events that qualify for Religious School With Honors.
It is not a complete list; if you participated in an event at the Temple outside of Religious School hours (i.e., Sabbath services, a Tikkun Olam volunteer opportunity) that you think qualifies, then please ask!

JUNE 2013
• Sunday 2 End-of-Year Family Trip to Greenwich Village

 

SEPTEMBER
• Thursday 5 Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service
• Saturday 14 Yom Kippur Family Worship Service
• Sunday 22 Family Sukkot Celebration
• Friday 27
 
Shabbat Worship Service,
followed by dinner with Rabbi Joshua Davidson

 

OCTOBER
• Friday 4 Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service
• Saturday 19 K–2 Pajama Havdalah

 

NOVEMBER
• Friday 1 Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service
• Sunday 10 Mitzvah Day (Monday and Wednesday students only)

 

DECEMBER
• Friday 6
 
Shabbat Worship Service,
including installation of Rabbi Joshua Davidson

 

JANUARY 2014
• Friday 10 Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service
• Sunday 12 Sixth Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat
• Sunday 26 Fifth Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat

 

FEBRUARY
• Friday 7 Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service

 

MARCH
• Friday 7 Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service
• Sunday 9
 
Family Purim Megillah Reading (Monday and Wednesday students only)
Purim Carnival

 

APRIL
• Friday 4 Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service
• Saturday 26 K–2 Pajama Havdalah

 

MAY
• Sunday 4 Seventh Grade Bar/Bat Mitvah Mini-Retreat-in-Sixth-Grade
• Friday 9 Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Worship Service


 

 

IN ADDITION, participation in any of the following programs earns one point each:

• Student Council

• Junior Choir

• Annual Student Newspaper

• Rosh Hodesh

• Temple-sponsored tikkun olam events throughout the year

 



QUESTIONS? Contact the Religious School Office.


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