Religious School

Register Now for the 2021-22 Religious School Year!

Our vibrant and caring Religious School community is a fun way for children and their families to learn, celebrate and worship together. At our school, which meets one day a week, Jewish learning is always meaningful, relevant and empowering. For the 2021-22 schoolyear, we offer both in-person and on-line learning options. For more detailed information, contact us at .


A window into our vibrant Religious School community.


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At Emanu-El, you can depend on a weekly religious school experience that is inspirational, relevant, and fun. Our students and families know us as a consistent source of connection and meaning amidst changing and often unpredictable circumstances. Our flexible approach, integrating group experiences with personalized learning, responds to the unique needs of each student and the varied situations of every family, whether or not you are local in NYC this coming year. Our curriculum is rooted in ancient wisdom and relevant to our current situation. And as always, we have a whole lot of fun!

Our program incorporates:

  • Our weekly gathering, offered both on-site and on-line on Sunday mornings and Monday afternoons
  • Individual and small group Hebrew study on-line, scheduled at your convenience
  • Weekly Off-screen, at-home activities and challenges

Days of AWE-some!

Join Director Saul Kaiserman and the Temple Emanu-El’s Lifelong Learning department for three weeks of online activities beginning September 13.

  • For children in grades PK-8 and their families
  • Open to members and nonmembers

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Lifelong Learning

Your child’s Jewish journey starts here, at Temple Emanu-El.

Inspirational. Transformative. And fun! At Temple Emanu-El’s Religious School, learning centers on leading lives of meaning and purpose, providing a comprehensive foundation for how we live our lives as Jews at home and in the world.

Lifelong Learning Asks: Where is God during the Coronavirus? ⇒ Watch the video

Religious School 2019-20 Video Yearbook ⇒ Watch Here

Director Saul Kaiserman interviewed by the Jewish Education ProjectWatch the video

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Program Information

Everything you need to know:
Students at Emanu-El attend one day a week, either on Sunday Mornings or Monday afternoonsand may switch back and forth as needed. The first sessions of the new schoolyear for Pre-K through 8th Grade will be on Sunday, September 12 and Monday, September 13. During the 2021-22 school-year we will continue to provide a weekly online option. Our 7th-8th graders will meet on-line every week, with in-person volunteer mitzvah projects resuming as soon as our circumstances allow.

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General Information

General information about the Temple Emanu-El Religious School/Department of Lifelong Learning with tuition and departmental contact information.

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Apply, Visit, & Other Forms

Apply to the Religious School, Schedule a visit, Religious School with Honors registration…all the forms and information you need in one place.

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Program & Curriculum

Check out our exciting, experiential curriculum for students in Pre-K through High School, and how to earn Religious School with Honors!

Parents as Partners

We value the involvement of our parents, they are a vital part of the vibrancy of our School. Find out how you can get involved.

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Shabbat Kodesh

At Shabbat Kodesh, Hebrew prayers are sung with lively melodies, and we experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling.

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A Family Adventure Like No Other!

The itinerary is set! Join Rabbi Davidson and Saul Kaiserman as we take off to explore Israel on December 24, 2020!

Department of Lifelong Learning – Religious School

10 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065

  |  212-507-9546