Religious School News
Opening Up a New Religious School in Wicker Park:
Looking at an analysis of the latest JUF census study, Cantor Shelly noticed a missing gap of religious school education for parents of young children in the Wicker Park area who attend the popular JCYS. The EC team has identified a missing “next step” for offering an enriching community and Jewish religious education at the early stages of matriculation.
Email the Mandy Herlich, RJE: Mandy@Emanuelcong.org to RSVP
Open House Dates:
May 14th, Sunday at 11am
June 4th, Sunday at 11am
**Enrollment is open now for pre-K to 2nd grade**
The mission of Emanuel Wicker Park Religious School is to provide our students with a strong foundation of Jewish knowledge based on learning Jewish traditions; understanding the history of Israel, both historically and in a modern context; and experiencing spiritual opportunities. We seek to cultivate within them a commitment to live according to the ethical and spiritual values of Judaism.
Religious School at Emanuel Congregation
At the Emanuel Congregation Religious School we strive to nurture each student. Our experienced staff
of teachers are dedicated to building Jewish knowledge, beliefs and values, actions, and a sense of
belonging. The program guides our students to find their own Jewish voices, encouraging each child to
discover their own Jewish questions. We serve approximately 100 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade each year.
● Sundays, 9:30am-12:00pm. Grades K-8.
● Midweek Hebrew, 25 minute Zoom sessions. Grades 4-6.
Meet Mandy Herlich, our Director of Religious School
Mandy joined Emanuel’s professional staff on July 1, 2020 as the Director of the Emanuel Congregation Religious School. Click below to learn more about Mandy.
Emanuel Congregation Religious School Mission Statement:
The mission of Emanuel Congregation’s Religious School is to provide our students with a strong
foundation of Jewish knowledge based on learning Jewish traditions; understanding the history of Israel, both historically and in a modern context; and experiencing spiritual opportunities. We seek to cultivate within them a commitment to live according to the ethical and spiritual values of Judaism.
The curriculum is designed with the understanding that students attend Religious School as a means of
complementing the spiritual foundation of home and synagogue life. We strive for students of all ages
to discover the relevancy of Jewish learning to daily life, and through their education begin to make their own Jewish decisions with a foundation of knowledge and commitment.
Believing firmly that a Jewish education is a social justice education, our youth are immersed in curricula that allows them to become future leaders committed to creating good in the world. At Emanuel, our youth learn to carry on the Hebrew language, practice Jewish tradition and values, and see the role the Jewish community plays in creating positive change. Through this, Emanuel youth are equipped to be lifelong learners, Jewish leaders, and creators of change.
While equipping them with the knowledge necessary to grow in the Judaism, Emanuel Congregation’s
Religious School is also functions as a home away from home for students. We hope to make every
student feel they are welcomed and loved and to leave knowing that they are part of a community.
You will have to log into your ShulCloud member account in order to register. If you need assistance getting into your ShulCloud account, please contact the Emanuel Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.561.5173.