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TEMPLE EMANUEL
CELEBRATING OVER 150 YEARS

"To foster and promote the love, understanding, and practice of Reform Judaism"

Yom Sheini, 3 Heshvan 5778

Directions

Our Religious School meets Sundays from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon during the regular school calendar year.  Children may begin their formal Jewish education in Preschool once they are one year away from attending regular Kindergarten.  Younger children who are at least three years old and toilet trained may attend a special class held 6 times each year called GAN.  Our Religious studies continue through 10th grade when students spend a year in Confirmation study.

Hebrew School classes are held on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am.  First year, Aleph Hebrew for girls and boys may begin at the start of 2nd or 3rd Grade.

If you are a current Temple member click here for more information and registration forms.   

If you are not a Temple member yet, please join us by completing our Membership forms.

Confirmation was originally developed by the Reform movement in the 1800's as an alternative to a traditional Bar Mitzvah at age 13.  However since the 1970's when Bar and Bat Mitzvahs made a resurgence in the Reform movement, Confirmation became an additional way to continue religious studies for teenagers into their high school years and encourage youth to continue advancing their Jewish education.   Even though created by the Reform movement, the Confirmation concept is now being explored and adopted In some Conservative synagogues as a way to continue a child's Jewish education and involvement for a few additional years.

Temple Emanuel has a long history of confirming students as a formal way of acknowledging their religious studies through the tenth grade.  Students are encouraged to explore their Jewish identity, challenge their boundaries about religious expression and formulate their own Jewish theology.  Often, students will select a Tikkun Olam project and perform a variety of mitzvot throughout their Confirmation year.

If you are a current Temple member click here for more information and registration forms.

If you are not a Temple member yet, please join us by completing our Membership forms. 

 

At Temple Emanuel we are committed to providing our members with educational programming opportunities which has been our Temple culture for many years.  As our Temple vision states it is our goal, "to promote Jewish learning as a life-long process."  The hope for our congregants is to engage them in a journey of learning and spiritual growth. Members of all ages are challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey.

In the past few years we have developed a variety of programs directly reflecting our Jewish values, ethics and other programs of interest to our congregants including several interfaith dialogues with diverse local religious groups.

Have an idea for an educational program?  Please share it with us by contacting the Adult Education Committee or the  Temple Office.  You may also call us at 563.326.4419.  

 

 

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