$250 for members, $360 for non-members, also includes a subscription to PJ Library! Registration is required and space is limited.

Two Attendance Options!

Designed for Pre-K to 2nd Grade students, Temple Emanu-El offers children and families the opportunity to “explore” Religious School.

Once a month, from January-May, children registered in the Emanu-El Explorers program will join our school’s community, participating in vibrant learning experiences centered around rich traditions and holiday celebrations.

Emanu-El Explorers runs monthly during Religious School hours. Session options:

SUNDAYS 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Jan 23, Feb 13, March 6, Apr 10, May 15
or
MONDAYS 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Jan 24, Feb 14, March 7, Apr 11, May 16


COVID-19 Protocols

Due to Covid-19 Omicron variant safety concerns, visitation and in-person attendance at Temple Emanu-El Services and Programs has been paused until January 10, 2022. Please refer to this announcement for more information.

Please click here to read more about what we are doing to keep our community as safe as possible during the pandemic.

In order to participate in our Explorers program, all students ages 5-11 must receive their first vaccination shot by January 3, 2022. As children turn five moving forward, they will be required to show proof of vaccination within 30 days of their birth date and show proof of their second vaccination within 60 days of their birth date.


Emanu-El Explorers February Session

Welcome to Emanu-El Explorers

Once a month, from October to May, Emanu-El Explorers join in our school’s vibrant learning experiences. With two sessions, Sunday mornings (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) or Monday afternoons (4-6 p.m.) parents and children participate in select activities and holiday celebrations.


Contact

For more information about Emanu-El Explorers, contact the Religious School: or 212-570-9546. Our address is 1 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Emanu-El Explorers February Session
Photos from our most recent Explorers session.

Click here view the entire album.

Welcome to Emanu-El Explorers

Once a month, from October to May, Emanu-El Explorers join in our school’s vibrant learning experiences. With two sessions, Sunday mornings (9:45 AM – 12:00 PM) or Monday afternoons (4:00 PM – 5:45 PM) parents and children participate in select activities and holiday celebrations.


Contact

For more information about Emanu-El Explorers, contact the Religious School: or 212-570-9546. Our address is 1 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Family Events Coming Up

For Pre-K to 2nd Grade Families, save these dates…

Explorers Photos

Check out our “Explorer” photos albums on Flickr!

Matzah Making

Hands-on fun! Check out this video of our Explorer families making matzah together.

Explorers Playlist

Check out the Spotify playlist of the music we sing with Cantor Mo.

Matzah Making

Hands-on fun! Check out this video of our Explorer families making matzah together.

Each month, we’ll explore a special Jewish holiday or theme:
JANUARY – Tu’BiShvatSunday, January 23Monday, January 24
FEBRUARY – TzedakahSunday, February 13Monday, February 14
MARCH – PurimSunday, March 6Monday, March 7
APRIL – PassoverSunday, April 10Monday, April 11

MAY – TorahSunday, May 15Monday, May 16

What do Explorers parents say about their experience?


“I am so proud of [my son] for joining right in and participating.  It says a lot about all of you for offering that warm welcome and personal attention!!!” – Julie


“This has really reconnected me to Judaism … Wish I had started earlier but better late than never.” – Elissa


“Thank you so much for these incredible sessions! Your generosity in opening these up and your amazing approach has completely hooked [my daughter]!” – Whitney


Click here for information about our weekly Religious School, or contact .

Rates

  • $250 for members
  • $360 for nonmembers
  • Also includes a subscription to PJLibrary!

Staffing

Emanu-El Explorers is led by veteran Religious School teachers Diane Bialick and Jessica Hasicka, along with Cantor Mo Glazman, Jackie Schreiber (Acting Director of Lifelong Learning), and Caryn Roman (Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning).

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