There is no charge to attend but registration is required and space is limited.

The warmth & majesty of Emanu-El right in your own home

  • A fun, immersive experience for Pre-K-2nd graders and their families
  • 30-minute sessions rooted in Jewish tradition and teachings
  • Explore self-awareness, gratitude, creativity and courage through storytelling, sing-a-longs and hands-on projects
  • Led by veteran educators and Emanu-El clergy
  • Includes free participation in our family Shabbat programming for members
  • Followed by an informal family schmooze

Drop-in for a single session or sign up for one session each week, at the dates and times that work for you.

Registration is required. There is no charge to attend but spaces are limited. Sign up now!

Explorers Online Topics

People of the Story
Telling family stories of overcoming hardship is the most powerful way to teach our children resilience. Inscribe your own stories side-by-side with those of your ancestors in a homemade Torah scroll!

Gratitude and Awe
Expressing our feelings of joy and sadness connects us with others as we go through both good and hard times. Revisit words that our ancestors used in moments of wonder to create a mizrach, a sacred reminder for experiencing life to the fullest.

Fairness and Kindness
Sharing our good fortune fairly with others makes the world a more compassionate and equitable place. Design a family tzedakah box, a powerful tool for teaching that with privilege comes responsibility.


Explorers Online Schedule
Monday: 4:00 to 4:30 PMFriday: 4:00 to 4:30 PMSunday: 9:30 to 10:00 AM
People of the StoryJune 8June 12June 14
Gratitude and AweJune 15June 19June 21
Fairness and KindnessJune 22June 26June 28

Explorers Online Topics

People of the Story: Telling family histories imbued with traditional wisdom and values

Gratitude and Awe: Expressing our feelings and experiencing wonder in both good and hard times

Fairness and Kindness: Giving to others as an act of kindness and justice

Monday: 4:00 to 4:30 PMFriday: 4:00 to 4:30 PMSunday: 9:30 to 10:00 AM
People of the StoryJune 8June 12June 14
Gratitude and AweJune 15June 19June 21
Fairness and KindnessJune 22June 26June 28

This program made possible through a grant from PJ Library

Sign up here to receive the gift of Jewish bedtime stories and songs each month – at no cost to your family!

For More Information

Contact the Temple Emanu-El Religious School: email or call 212-507-9546

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