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Welcome from Our Religious School Director

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 for ourselves an our school community.

Our students learn and experience 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. The 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. 

We are excited and proud of our new Hebrew program — L'chaim: Hebrew for Life — that will enable our students to read Hebrew and lead services with confidence. Our L'chaim: Hebrew for Life program will utlize Hebrew to learn and understand core concepts of Torah, prayer, and Jewish traditions. 

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.”

Dora Geld Friedman
Director, Temple Emeth Religious School 

About Mora Dora

Our Religious School Director, Dora Geld Friedman, has many years of experience in the fields of both formal and informal Jewish education. 

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.

She was a teacher in the fifth grade Jewish Studies program at the Solomon Schechter School in New Milford.  She has also taught Hebrew language and culture at the University of Florida, where she also served as Jewish Cultural Coordinator at the Hillel Foundation.

Mora Dora and the teaching staff's dedication and enthusiasm make for a warm and nurturing learning environment.

Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783