Religious School

There is no place like Temple Emanu-El to begin your child’s Jewish journey.

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Lifelong Learning

Jewish education comes alive 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.

Religious School Social Media

Religious School News


The Association of Reform Jewish Educators has named Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman as one of two 2019 Distinguished Educators. Mr. Kaiserman will be honored at the ARJE Annual Gathering in Washington, DC, this January.

Articles by Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman

Ideas in Jewish Education and EngagementThe Jewish Federations of North America — November 2018

The Golden Age of Religious School EducationTemple Emanu-El Bulletin — March/April 2018

The Case for Tzedakah in Jewish EducationeJewish Philanthropy — July 2015

Looking Ahead

Be part of the Religious School experience, join us for these family events…

Shabbat Kodesh

At Shabbat Kodesh, Hebrew prayers are sung with lively melodies, and we experience the weekly Torah reading through interpretation and storytelling.  Join us on March 1 at 6:00 PM for dinner and at 7:00pm for worship in the Beth-El Chapel.

The Sorcerer’s Shushan

Join us as we celebrate our annual Purim extravaganza! Activities for kids of all ages: games, music, crafts and food. Open to all temple members and friends! Sunday, March 10. The Shpiel starts at 11:00 AM, Carnival at noon.

Elsie Adler Memorial Holocaust Program

Ann Arnold, author of Together: A Journey for Survival, and her father, Mark Schonwetter, a Holocaust Survivor, will join us for a special talk and book signing. Through a series of memories shared, Ann and Mark will relate the remarkable true story of how their family’s love and incredible courage helped them survive during the Holocaust. This event is open to all Religious School parents and temple members – April 28 & 29.

Program Information

Everything you need to know to get started…

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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 program highlights for students in Pre-K through High School. Also available, Religious School with Honors, and curriculum information for grades 3–6.

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Arrival and Dismissal

Temple Emanu-El has a big campus, with a lot going on. Check in here to see the Religious School policies for arrival and dismissal and our day-switching policy.

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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Other questions? Contact the Religious School — 212-507-9546

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The Family Trip To Israel

The 2018–2019 family trip was incredible, check this page for photos and get the details for our next Israel adventure.

Department of Lifelong Learning – Religious School

10 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065

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