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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 our final Shabbat dinner
  on May 15, 2015


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

 



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!

MAY 2014
• Saturday, 31 End-of-Year Family Trip to Brighton Beach

 

SEPTEMBER
• Friday, 12 Family Dinner/Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
• Thursday, 25 Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service, followed by reception

 

OCTOBER
• Saturday, 4 Yom Kippur Family Worship Service, followed by tour of the museum
• Wednesday, 8 Eve of Sukkot Family Service, followed by family dinner and celebration
• Wednesday, 15
 
Eve of Simchat Torah Family Service and Consecration
(Sunday and Wednesday students)
• Sunday, 26 URJ Camp Family Lunch

 

NOVEMBER
• Friday, 7 Volunteer Recognition Shabbat Worship Service
• Sunday, 9 Mitzvah Day (Monday and Wednesday students)

 

DECEMBER
• Friday, 5 Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
• Sunday, 7 Community Identity Day (Monday and Wednesday students)
• Wednesday, 17 Chanukah Family Service followed by family dinner and celebration

 

JANUARY 2015
• Friday, 9 Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
• Sunday, 11 Sixth Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat

 

FEBRUARY
• Friday, 6 Family Dinner/Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
• Sunday, 8 Tribes Color War Lunch

 

MARCH
• Sunday, 1 Congregational Purim Shpiel, followed by Purim Carnival
• Friday, 6 Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
• Sunday, 8 Fifth Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat

 

APRIL
• Friday, 17 Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service
• Saturday, 18 Pre-K–2 Havdalah Pajama Party
• Friday, 24 All-Access Pass Tour of the Temple

 

MAY
• Friday, 15 Shabbat Worship Service, including
High School Confirmation and family dinner


 

 

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

• Student Council

• Junior Choir

• Fifth/Sixth Grade Youth Group

• Annual Student Newspaper

• Rosh Hodesh

• Family Trip to Israel

• Temple-sponsored Tikkun Olam events throughout the year

 



QUESTIONS? Contact the Religious School Office.


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