About Our Hebrew School

Hebrew School Registration

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield’s new Hebrew School year – the Chai School. Temple Emmanuel’s Chai School offers an engaging, stimulating and energetic classroom environment where children can embrace their Jewish roots, regardless of their level of observance, affiliation, or prior knowledge; we welcome all learners. Our classes are large enough for engaging group activities, and sufficiently small to provide excellent individual attention. With the involvement of Temple Emmanuel’s Rabbi Greg Hersh and classes led by experienced Jewish educator Brenda Dolan, we are excited to offer the following classes each week from October 3rd, 2021 through May 2022:

· Kindergarten (ages 5-6) / 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: A Sunday morning class for children who are getting started with their Jewish education. We will focus on introducing students to basic Jewish prayers, learning the Hebrew language through English and Hebrew songs, and studying the Torah and Jewish Holidays with multi-sensory themed, creative activities.

· 1st & 2nd Grades (ages 6-8) / 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Tuesday afternoon for students who are building upon their foundational Jewish education or just getting started. We will focus on introducing students to basic Jewish prayers, learning the Hebrew language through English and Hebrew songs, and studying the Torah and Jewish Holidays holidays with multi-sensory themed, creative activities. There will be a mixed-age group tefillah (prayer) sesion that overlaps with the other Tuesday class.

· 3rd – 6th Grades (ages 8-12) / 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Tuesday afternoon for students who are building upon their foundational Jewish education and are interested in becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We will offer an innovative curriculum of Hebrew instruction focusing on Torah study and discussion, and of course, singing tefillot and other Jewish songs. There will be a mixed-age group tefillah (prayer) sesion that overlaps with the other Tuesday class.

· Bar/Bat Mitzvah Age: Students ages 12-13 are encouraged to attend a second class each week with Rabbi Greg Hersh to focus on Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation, including learning to read from the Torah.

Note that half the balance is due by the 1st day of school and the remainder is due January 1st, 2022. Tuition is $700 for members and $780 for non-members.

We look forward to welcoming your family to Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield’s Chai School for the 2021/2022 year!

Please contact hebrewschool@wakefieldtemple.org for enrollment details, rates and more information. The registration deadline is October 3d, 2021, and the registration form can be completed online here