Nourishing

Jewish Minds

Learn

With Us

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.

Our Philosophy

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.

Our
Staff

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.

Read about them and learn more about what makes our Religious school so great!

Engaging
Curriculum

Learn all about our wonderful Religious School programs.

 

Kindergarten through 7th 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.

To find out more about our innovative GENESIS Conservatory | Laboratory Program click on the button below.

GENESIS

For additional information, email Karen@tebh.org or call 310.409.2950.

PASSPORT – Teen Fellowship
8TH-12TH Grade

Our PASSPORT program is the perfect opportunity for teens to continue their Jewish learning and deepen their connection to Judaism and the Jewish community in an exciting way that meets the needs of their demanding schedule! Teens can choose from different options, depending on their time constraints and interests. PASSPORT offers programs focused on leadership development, advocacy, volunteerism, social justice, and just plain teen fun with other Jewish teens. We look forward to having them rejoin their temple community!

For more information or to sign up, please email at Karen@tebh.org.

Passport Overview

Temple Emanuel’s one-of-a-kind learning and travel program is tailored to teens interested in preparing for college by taking an active role in leadership, advocacy, volunteerism, and social justice. Our PASSPORT program is designed as a creative, fun experience for young adults to enrich their communal Jewish life and prepare for the bright futures ahead of them.

Madrichim (8th-12th)

Weekly leadership program. Madrichim at Temple Emanuel embody what it means to lead and guide students. They are role models and leaders who are critical to the fabric of our school community. Through their work assisting in classrooms, Madrichim will have the opportunity to learn from each other, from their teachers, and from their students. During our training sessions, we will explore our roles as leaders in all the spaces we inhabit: the temple classroom, the home, and the wider world. We’re excited for the coming year with you as part of the team!

Teen Civic Leadership Council (9th-12th)

Our Teen Civic Leadership Council (TCLC) meets once a month and is taught by Rabbi Bassin. Students are invited to learn the ins and outs of being a community leader with a Jewish lens. We have built a nationally-celebrated partnership with the Religious Action Center (RAC). Each year, teens select an issue that engages their intellect and passion, learn from experts in the field, lobby, and engage in non-profit advocacy and philanthropy. The students take a 4-day trip to Washington, D.C. to meet and learn with over two thousand teens from across the country, through the RAC’s L’Taken Social Justice seminar.

Trip dates: January 25-29, 2019

Tivnu (8th-12th)

Class meets once a month and is taught by Rabbi Lutz. Tivnu is Hebrew for “Build!” Tivnu participants build community, justice, and purpose together to build a better world. Tivnu students will learn about how “building justice” integrates with direct service for the fulfillment of basic human needs, Jewish learning and living, and leadership development. The course will culminate with a trip to Portland, OR, organized by Tivnu, to enact the values learned in class.

Trip Dates: March 29 – April 1, 2019
TCLC and Tivnu classroom hours: 9:45 am – 11:15 am and/or 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
(classes will meet on seven Sundays during the year + Teen service on Friday, May 24, 2019)

Paving a Path to Justice (8th-12th)

(This program will be offered during the 2019/2020 school year and will alternate with Tivnu)

Our PPJ class meets once a month and is taught by Rabbi Lutz. This track offers students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to explore their Jewish identities by encountering the history of the civil rights movement in America, and exploring the Jewish imperative to pursue justice. By studying the people and events of the civil rights movement in America and engaging with Jewish texts and values, participants will be challenged to integrate a commitment to social justice into their Jewish identities. In the spring, the program will culminate in a four-day journey to Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma for a guided, close-up experience of the history of the civil rights movement.

Trip dates: March or April 2020.

TEMTY - Youth Group (8th-12th)

All teens need a safe and fun space to just be themselves! TEMTY recently elected its first youth governed board in over a decade. TEMTY is a youth group for teens, led by teens. Our Youth Group is a space for our teens to socialize, relax, and talk about whatever is on their minds. Additionally, the TEMTY board it is an amazing opportunity for teens to try out what it feels like to be a leader, not to mention a great resume builder!

Meaningful
Jewish
Moments

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.

Upcoming
School
Activities

Check out our Religious School calendar and stay up-to-date with all of our activities!

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BMR – 7th Grade

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Madrichim Training 8th & 9th Graders

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Religious School

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Madrichim Training 10th-12th Graders

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Hebrew Club

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Sign
Up
Today

Interested in signing your children up to our Religious School? We’d love to meet them! For questions and information about the application process, please email our Religious School & Membership Coordinator Karen Porper at Karen@tebh.org.