Education

Religious School

Registration for Religious School for 2018-19 is now open.  Click here to begin the registration process using ChaverWeb, our online user portal.

Calendar for Religious School 2018-19

Our Goals

  • Build Community
  • Nurture Jewish Identity
  • Engage in Experiential Learning

 

We focus on these core content areas:

  • Torah
  • Living Jewish Values
  • Jewish Time/Yearly Calendar/Life Cycle
  • Prayer
  • God
  • What does it mean to be a Reform Jew?

Curriculum for 2018-19

Classes will resume on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Our curriculum, which is designed to provide an interactive, “hands on” learning experience will focus on:

Kindergarten – Grade 8 – Students in our Sunday morning program will engage in learning about various areas of Jewish life: Prayer & Synagogue, Celebrations, Tzedakah & Ethics, Israel, and Torah/Bible.  Theirs will be spiraling curriculum, allowing these core areas to “spiral” through the grades, growing in complexity as the students mature.

Grades 5 & 6 – Extended class time includes B’nei Mitzvah Prep which is our program for developing Hebrew and prayer skills in pre-bar and -bat mitzvah students.

Grades 9-12 – Our high school Havayah class will explore Reform Jewish identity, including these questions:

  • Who tells Reform Jews what to believe?
  • Reconciling obligations and choice
  • Our relation to the State of Israel
  • How do I feel about God?

The Havayah program includes several travel experiences, including a three-day trip to New York City.

2018-19 Class Times

Kindergarten through Grade 4 Sundays, 9:45-11:30 a.m.
Grades 5-6 (w/B’nei Mitzvah Prep) Sundays, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Grade 7-8 Sundays, 9:45-11:30 a.m.
Grades 9-12 Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Weather-Related Closings

In the event that it is necessary to cancel Religious School due to inclement weather, families and teaching faculty will be notified directly by email. The closing will also be announced on WXII 12 News and Weather.

 

For more information, contact Director of Education Debi Rowe at:  educationdirector@templeemanuelws.com or (336)722-6640, ext. 102

UPCOMING Religious School EVENTS

Religious School Sunday, December 16, 2018

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No Religious School Sunday, December 23, 2018

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No Religious School Sunday, December 30, 2018

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