About Our School

About Our School

The Rabbi Albert I. Gordon Religious School aims to 31435883935_605dba3393_zinspire in our students a love of Jewish learning and a strong Jewish identity built upon the foundation of our rich tradition of

  • Torah (joyous learning)
  • Avodah (meaningful worship)
  • G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness)

In a climate of cooperative teaching and learning, our students and teachers work together to develop the understanding and skills needed to become knowledgeable and caring members of the Jewish community. We recognize the commitment of our students and parents and take seriously our responsibility to offer an educational program that is meaningful, joyful, and engaging. We value the role of parents as our partners in the mitzvah of Jewish education and provide many opportunities for participation in family learning experiences throughout the year. We are dedicated to the success of each child and offer learning support services as an integral part of our program.

We invite you to visit our school and welcome your inquiries! Contact Ilene Beckman, Religious School Director for more information.

The Rabbi Albert I. Gordon Religious School is comprised of two

  • Gan (K), Kitah Alef (1st), Kitah Bet (2nd), Kitah Gimal (3rd),
    Kitah Dalet (4th), and Kitah Hay (5th Grade)
  • Makor 6th and 7th Grade Program in Partnership with Prozdor/Hebrew College

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  • Hebrew language (reading, writing, and basic conversation that enables students to appreciate Hebrew as both the historic language of our Jewish texts and a modern, living language of today)
  • TaNaCH (Bible) and Mitzvot
  • Tefilah (prayer)
  • Chagim (holidays)
  • Israel

Students participate in a full array of enriching programs including:

  • Shira (music)
  • Rikud (Israeli Dance)
  • Sifriyah (Library)
  • Family Education programs
  • Mitzvah projects
  • Special school-wide programmig

We offer an exciting selection of enrichment activities in Jewish cultural arts:

  • Youth Choir: Open to all Temple Emanuel children from Grade 1 through Teens, Temple Emanuel offers Youth Choir experiences for all ages. Under the direction of Eugenia Gerstein, rehearsals are both on site and online with opportunities to sing at services, holiday events, and concerts. The repertoire ranges from modern liturgical to Israeli to rap and a capella and the kids have a blast.
  • Israeli Dance Troupes: Temple Emanuel hosts three Israeli dance troupes which each meet to learn and rehearse a performance piece for the Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival of Boston. The energy and excitement are palpable as our dancers take the stage at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium along with groups from all over the country! Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from October-March.

Religious School Schedule

Grade Day Time
Gan (K) and Alef (1st)  Sunday  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bet (2nd)  Sunday
 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gimel (3rd) through Hay (5th)  Sunday
Tuesday (Opt-in)*
 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Makor Program: (6th) and 7th)  Sunday
 9:30 am – 12:45 pm (at Hebrew College)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (at Temple Emanuel)

* On Tuesday afternoons there are optional opportunities for enhanced learning, support, and special activities.