Religious School

At Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El we are dedicated to fostering a love of Judaism throughout our youth population.

Our Religious School is a warm sanctuary for children ages five through 17. As your partner in educating your Jewish child we look forward to work closely with you as we create a vibrant parents committee that provides much needed service and support to our school. Creative curriculum integrated with music and art is tailored for each grade level, and engages our children in innovative and technologically advanced teaching techniques.

Check Out All of the Different Ways to Explore Jewish Education at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El!

TKAE Religious School • Kindergarten – Sixth Grade

The value of a Jewish education, is the key in keeping Judaism alive, and our role at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El’s religious school, is instrumental in making Judaism meaningful and joyful for our children. We are touching our students’ lives by giving them a strong Jewish foundation, along with the tools to make it a conscious, value-based choice in life.

Our Project Based Learning curriculum is centered around teaching our children to look at the world through Jewish eyes and ideals. Developing a core sense of Jewish spiritual and ethical values will empower our children and help guide them throughout their lives.

Our goal is to be relevant. Learning Torah is great, but applying the lessons from the Torah to our daily lives is even better! Learning prayers is part of our curriculum, but finding meaning in prayer and embracing the love of prayer is much more powerful. Likewise, developing Hebrew reading skills is a key element of our curriculum, but understanding the meaning and loving the language that bonds us from generation to generation is our ultimate goal. These mindful and intentional goals are the foundation of our school.

Family Educational Programs are key components of our program. All grades will participate in annual programs with the clergy and our religious school director.

Annual Field Trips are scheduled at the beginning of the school year per grade. Each field trip is related to the Project Based Learning students are focusing on.

Classes are offered for Grades K-6th - Sundays 9-12
Grades 4th - 6th Grade - Mandatory Extra Hebrew hour on Sundays from Noon to 1:00 or Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:15
Sababa - Special after school program designed for students in Grades K-3rd on Sundays after religious school from Noon to 1:00PM.
For more information contact Valeria at vmichanie @tkae.org

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OMGJK!

A Program for Grades 7 and 8

OMG + Junior KAFTY = OMGJ

For TKAE 7th and 8th graders

Most Activities Are On Tuesday Evenings & Sunday Afternoons

Starts in September 2018

OMGJK is a mix of Religious School and Youth Group for our 7th and 8th graders. OMGJK is an informal education model where students will learn through doing. Past programs have included examining what makes you proud to be Jewish and then making a Jewish symbol to take home, Learning what it's like to have a special need by being given a physical challenge while bowling and then discussing those challenges and how we can treat others with special needs. The group also takes part in several community service experiences though out the year. OMGJK also takes a weekend long class trip. This year the group is going to Atlanta to learn about the Civil Rights movement.

Call Temple Office at 954-472-1988 for the program cost for 2018.

*Not included: Overnight hotel costs and some NFTY regional programs

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YELL! • Youth, Engagement, Leadership & Learning • Grades 9 thru 12

A unique and exclusive program for our teens in grades 9-12 created, developed and led by our Rabbi and Cantor.

YELL is a new and groundbreaking program that focuses on philanthropic leadership training in collaboration with the teen funders network. Students will raise funds, research potential local and national charitable recipients,  disseminate funding, and join together in hands-on social projects and programming.

YELL participants will grow spiritually and Judaically through concentrated study and interaction with our clergy. Retreats, trips, beach services, and acts of loving kindness will help prepare our teens to make decisions based on Jewish ethical values in college and beyond.

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If you have questions about TKAE's Religious School, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 954-472-1988.