Bazaar, 9.30 am,
Yiddish Class, 10.45 am, Library
"Literature from a Jewish Perspective" with Dione Danis, 7.30 pm, Library
"Bibliodrama" taught by Linda Poskanzer, 8.40 pm,
Lunch & Learn, 12.00 pm, Library
Etz Chayim Sings at Hackensack Medical Center, 5.30 pm, Hackensack Medical Center
Board of Trustees Meeting, 7.30 pm, Youth Lounge
Carlebach Style Shabbat Service, 8.00 pm, Sanctuary
Torah Study, 9.10 am, Library
Tot Shabbat, 9.30 am, Sanctuary
Temple Emeth Religious School
A new school year at Temple Emeth is always an exciting and challenging journey. The holiday season of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot affords us a unique opportunity to renew, reassess and to create new goals and dreams.
Each grade learns and experiences Torah through stories, text analysis, Midrash, drama, dance, and song. Our goal is to help our students discover and strengthen the personal ties that connect each of them to Torah. Our teachers and students in K-7 will encounter the beauty, wisdom and depth of Torah by learning a passage, doing a mitzvah, and chanting a word or even a single letter.
Our Torah guides and teaches us how to live an ethical life, a life filled with mitzvot, and love and respect for all creation. Our special focus on Torah will give all of our students and families the opportunity to get closer to God and to each other.
On behalf of our faculty and staff and from my family to yours, I wish you “a world that is new every morning and to feel reborn and renewed each day.”
What we stand for: Philosophy and goals
Temple Emeth Religious School exists as a Jewish community in miniature within the congregation. Our goals are to provide a rich learning environment that flows with the Jewish calendar; to build strong and productive relationships between students, families, faculty, and clergy through shared experiences; and to lay a foundation of knowledge and skills in Jewish texts and history, ethics and culture, Israel, Hebrew literacy, and religious worship.
Our Religious School Director, Dora Geld Friedman, has many years of experience in the fields of both formal and informal Jewish education. She taught in the fifth grade Jewish Studies program at the Solomon Schechter School in New Milford. A graduate of Brooklyn College with a degree in comparative literature, Dora received training in Hebrew language and culture at Stern College and Hebrew University. Dora taught Hebrew language and culture at the University of Florida, where she also served as Jewish Cultural Coordinator at the Hillel Foundation.
Our educational program's purpose is to:
Schedule of Classes
Lines of communication
During the school year, someone from the Religious School is in the school office on most weekday mornings and during class hours on Wednesday and Sunday. You may leave a message on our answering machine at any time; we will return your call.
Religious School Office: 201-833-8466
Membership and registration
Students whose families are not Temple members are accepted in the Religious School from kindergarten to third grade. Upon entering fourth grade, students’ families must become members. Temple Emeth Religious School registration is open to children who, regardless of either parent's religious affiliation, are being brought up exclusively in the Jewish faith and are not receiving formal instruction in any other faith.