We create the future Jewish community. Join us! Our new and unique approach to Jewish education immerses students in an environment which authentically represents a twenty-first-century Jewish experience. Students solve real-world problems within a Jewish context to learn how to embody and apply a Jewish framework for real life.
We participate in Judaism by singing, praying, and connecting with each other. Hebrew is infused in daily learning, and relationships are developed and nurtured. Our approach to Jewish education is experiential and project-based. Students learn and actively engage in “Living Judaism,” and discover their Jewish identities by defining what being Jewish means to them. We help our students figure out who they are, wherever they are on their journey, and are a beacon for enhancing Jewish life and values.
When students enter our school, they are immediately immersed in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our teachers come from diverse educational backgrounds and take traditional Jewish values and make them contemporary and meaningful to your children.
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Learn all about our wonderful Religious school programs!
Kindergarten through 12th Grade
The focus of our Religious School is to create successful Jewish adults. We prepare our students for the world by teaching them to cultivate compassion, empathy, and practical skills through interdisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) projects. Students learn how to weave their Jewish identity into their 21st-century lives to discover a life full of meaning.
For additional information, email Karen@tebh.org or call 310.409.2950.
PASSPORT – Teen Travel Fellowship
Our PASSPORT program welcomes teens to their new role as stewards of communal Jewish life. This experiential learning and travel program focuses on leadership, advocacy, volunteerism, and social justice. Temple Emanuel’s Passport is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program designed as a creative, fun experience for teens to enrich their preparation for college and the bright futures ahead of them.
For more information or to sign up, please email at Karen@tebh.org.
We strive to create a B’nai Mitzvah environment that is collaborative, where every family understands the child’s responsibilities and privileges within the context of our community. Our staff and community are here to offer support, guidance, clarification, and encouragement throughout your family’s journey. Our hope is that your entire family will find great meaning in preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime moment.
The B’nai Mitzvah Experience
At Temple Emanuel, we want to help ensure that our Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are meaningful and memorable We strive to create a collaborative environment in becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, in which every family will understand the child’s responsibilities and privileges within the context of our community
Each Bar/Bat Mitzvah student will have a Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Hasadim Project (also known as the Mitzvah Project), and we will match your child with a Madrich Ruchani, a Spiritual Mentor. This mentor will help guide the student throughout the project, which includes helping him/her understand his/her Torah portion, writing a D’var Torah (Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech), discussing thoughts and feelings about prayer and God, monitoring attendance at services, and overseeing fulfillment of gemilut hasadim. It is our belief that your child’s relationship with his/her mentor will help him/her understand the true significance of this important ceremony. Temple Emanuel’s staff and community are here to offer support, guidance, clarification, and encouragement throughout your family’s journey.
We are eager to help answer any questions and to provide valuable information and assistance along the way. Our hope is that your entire family will find great meaning in preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime moment. We look forward to seeing you at the synagogue, and contributing to all the beauty and significance of this milestone in your family’s life.
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