In-person Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin Friday, April 16 2021 at 6pm.

Registration is required.

Please read our Guide To Attending Services In-person HERE.


Religious School

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Temple Emanuel Religious School year. Our staff is very excited about the upcoming year. Due to our current health situation and temple reopening guidelines we will be beginning our year with virtual instruction for our students in kindergarten – grade 8. Our teachers have been busy planning interactive, creative and engaging lessons for their students. Each week all of our students will have a Zoom meeting with their Hebrew and Judaica teachers, as well as have an opportunity to meet with Rabbi Mark. Class sessions will be between 45 -60 minutes in length. Please contact Bobby Stern, Religious School Director, at or 336- 722-6640 (ext. 102) if you have any questions.

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Religious School Calendar | 2020/2021

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 | Our Schedule |

Our virtual weekly schedule will be similar to our in- person religious school schedule.

9:30 – 9:50am

  • K-3 students and parents meet with Rabbi Mark


  • K-3 students meet with Katy Levy or Rona Klein

9:30 – 10:15am

  • Grade 4 meets with Miss Naomi for Hebrew
  • Grade 5 meets with Mr. Backfield for Hebrew Grades 6 – 7 meet with Mr. Stern for Judaica

10:30 – 11:15am

  • Grades 4 – 5 meet with Mr. Stern for Judaica
  • Grade 6 meets with Mr. Backfield for Hebrew
  • Grade 7 meets with Miss Naomi for Hebrew


  • Grade 8 meets with Mrs. Jaffe


  • Grade 4-8 students and parents meet with Rabbi Mark

| Curriculum – Judaica Focus |

Kindergarten – Grade 1 – A study of holidays and symbols in our synagogue

Grades 2 and 3 – A study of the Bible from Sinai to the nation of Israel

Grades 4 and 5 – A study of the traditions and celebrations associated with Jewish life cycle events

Grades 6 and 7 – An in-depth study of the Jewish holidays

Grade 8 – A study of Israel and an opportunity to explore and discuss ten classic debates from Jewish history including Abraham and G-d, the five daughters and the twelve tribes, and Herzl and Wise.

| NEW THIS YEAR – Mishpacha Sundays |

Our staff is very aware that many of our students will be involved in virtual online instruction during the week. In order to reduce the amount of screen time for our students, we have included two Mishpacha (family) Sundays in our calendar in

place of our regular religious school class days. The Mishpacha Sundays will be on October 25 and November 15. We encourage our families to plan a special family activity on each of the Mishpacha Sundays. We hope each family will share photographs with us to highlight how they are working and playing together as a family. As we approach the first Mishpacha Sunday I will put additional links in the weekly schmooze.

| Temple Emanuel Hebrew Chai |

Our new Temple Emanuel Hebrew Chai is open for all of our high school students.

Students will meet once a month with Rabbi Mark to discuss timely matters from a Jewish perspective. In addition, as life allows, Rabbi Mark will be planning various get togethers throughout the year hopefully including some of the following – mitzvah projects, movies, speakers, community outreach opportunities and field trips. Any cost for these programs will be paid when parents register through Chaverware. Students and parents will receive information about all upcoming programs.

| Additional Resources + Forms |

Temple Emanuel Religious School Immunization Policy

Field Trip Permission Form

UPCOMING Religious School EVENTS

Religious School Sunday, April 18, 2021 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Religious School Sunday, April 25, 2021 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Religious School Sunday, May 2, 2021 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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