Religious School

We will inspire our students to develop a Reform Jewish Identity and a lifelong conneciton to the Jewish Community.

Contact Us

Lisa Marcus, Director

Temple Emanu-El Religious School

(860) 443-3005 ext. 4




Pre-Gan through Chet
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Snack provided, please bring water



Dalet through Zayin
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Snack provided, please bring water

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We meet in our Temple Emanu-El Religious School classrooms on Sunday mornings, and grades 3 through 7 also meet on Wednesday afternoons for Hebrew instruction. 

Our school continues to use ShalomLearning’s values-based Judaics curriculum and Hebrew program in grades K-7.  This award-winning program was developed by a team of Jewish and secular educators and curriculum developers. Our school is among 120 partner synagogues making Jewish education more engaging and relevant for our students.

Our new Jewish Values-based curriculum meshes well with Temple Emanu-El’s mission; to build a vibrant community through Reform Judaism. We teach our students through the behavior we model. We inspire, engage and cultivate our students’ desire to do good in the world and embrace their Jewish identity.

The ShalomLearning values-based curriculum explores seven Jewish values and their relevance in our everyday lives. Students will learn to use Jewish culture, holidays, text, history, and traditions to make responsible decisions and build positive relationships. Using the ShalomLearning Hebrew program, we will teach your children to read Hebrew, chant prayers, and understand their meaning. At home, students can log into the ShalomLearning portal to practice reading and prayers. 

For more information about ShalomLearning, go to  If you have questions about how our school is implementing the program please contact our TERS Director, Lisa Marcus at (860) 443-3005 ext. 4. We look forward to another wonderful new school year and a continued productive partnership with ShalomLearning.

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Director Lisa Marcus
Assistant Director Amy Orce
Kitah Pre-Gan Ms. Masha Aviva
Kitah Gan/Alef Miss Elena 
Kitah Bet Ms. Violet 
Kitah Dalet Ms. Amy
Kitah Hay/Vav Ms. Renée 
Kitah Vav/Zayin Hazzan Sherry 
Kitah Zayin  Rabbi Marc 
Kitah Chet Mrs. Senges
In our classrooms you will learn:

In our classrooms you will learn:

  • Values-Based Judaics for self, peers and community
  • Hebrew
  • Trope
  • Jewish Holidays & Traditions
  • Torah Stories
  • Jewish Ethics
  • Being Jewish in the World
  • Holocaust
  • B’Nai Mitzvah Preparation

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