In response to COVID-19, we are temporarily closing our buildings until further notice. All  Kabbalat Shabbat services will be held online via Live Stream. Check the Temple Emanuel calendar for the latest information on scheduled events and virtual connection opportunities.


Religious School

Religious School Registration for 2019-2020 is now open!

Important Links:

New Immunization Policy

Instructions – How To Register for Religious School

Calendar for Religious School 2019-20

Religious School Welcome Letter, sent via US Mail

Click to begin registration in ChaverWeb.  NOTE: Online registration is available only if paying the deposit with a credit card.  Otherwise, contact temple office at (336) 722-6640 to complete manual registration.

Here at Temple Emanuel, we welcome families from all Jewish backgrounds. We are committed to providing engaging, experiential Jewish learning, as well as the opportunity to connect and create friendships with other Jewish children. To better accomplish these goals, we have lengthened the Religious School day to provide more learning and engagement opportunities for our children, with no increase to tuition.

To protect you, your children, and Temple Emanuel, your registration must be completed by the first day of Religious School.  Registration will now include emergency contact information and acknowledgement of our Immunization Policy.

Our Curriculum for 2019-2020

Our curriculum, which is designed to provide engaging, experiential based Jewish learning as well as the opportunity to connect and create friendships with other Jewish children, will focus on:

Kindergarten – Grade 8 – Students learn about core areas of Jewish life: Prayer and Synagogue, Celebrations, Tzedakah and Ethics, Israel, and Torah/Bible. These topics will “spiral” through the grades, growing in complexity as the students mature.

Grades 9-11 – Our high school Havayah (“Experience”) class will explore Reform Jewish identity:

How did Reform Jews develop Judaism and make informed decisions?
Balancing Commandment and Choice
Deepening understandings of and connections with the State/Land of Israel
Exploring conceptions of God and godliness

The Havayah program also includes travel experiences throughout the year.

2019-20 Class Times and Tuition 

Holiday Simcha (Pre-K, Age 4) 7 Sundays, 9:00-11:00 AM $180
Kindergarten-Grade 8 Sundays, 8:00-11:30 PM $475
Grades 9-11 Sundays, 12:15-2:30 PM $375

If you need to make arrangements for tuition assistance, please contact: Steve Zucker, Asst. VP of Finance.

Please note that making a membership pledge for 2019-20 and being a Temple Emanuel member in good standing are prerequisites for Religious School registration. Religious School registration materials and links have been sent via email and US Mail.

Bobby Stern is our Interim Religious School Curriculum Coordinator. Please contact him if you have questions about our Religious School.  You can email or call him at (336) 722­-6640 x102.

We would love to hear from you!

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 us via Email or by phone at (336) 722-6640, ext. 102

UPCOMING Religious School EVENTS

Religious School - First Day - Pancake Breakfast Sunday, September 13, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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No Religious School Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Religious School Sunday, September 27, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grade 6-8 will go to Mt. Sinai Cemetery

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