Religious School at Emanuel
Registration for the 2020-21 school year will be open later this spring!
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-12:15pm. All Grades.
● Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm. 3rd-7th Grades only.
UPDATE TO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHEDULE due to COVID-19:
In consultation with our president Leah Jones and some of our physicians - and given similar decisions by Temple Sholom and Anshe Emet - we will suspend religious school activities at 5959 North Sheridan effective immediately, tentatively resuming Sunday, April 19th.
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.