Jewish Studies

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At Congregation Emeth, Jewish Studies programming fosters both the development of Jewish identity and the acquisition of knowledge.

Congregation Emeth, as a Reform-affiliated congregation, affirms the autonomy of each Jew to make choices regarding personal observance and theology while simultaneously expecting members to make these choices in an informed, responsible manner respectful of our Jewish tradition. Emeth’s Jewish Studies programs, for children from pre-kindergarten through grade 7, are intended to prepare students to make these choices.

All the programs are curriculum based and include classroom and informal learning environments.

  • Kindergarten through grade 2; children learn the basics of Judaism.
  • Grade 3 through B mitzvah: youngsters learn skills for participating in a Jewish community.

Congregation Emeth’s role in the development of children’s Jewish identity is secondary to and supportive of the parents’ role. Therefore, much of the Jewish Studies programming and many projects are specifically designed to empower family discussion, practice, and participation.

Emeth’s Beit Sefer, which includes Jewish Studies programming, encourages students to participate in summer camps, day camps, and camp weekends. These programs provide opportunities for students to experience a wholly Jewish environment and schedule.

2023-24 Education Registration is Now Available

2021-22 Youth Education Packet

Registration is due September 22, 2021.  To submit your registration packet for the 2020-2021 year, please:

  • Download the appropriate education packet (follow above links)
  • Print and complete the packet
  • Scan and Email the Youth Education packet to Barry Freund at 
  • (or alternatively print and mail to Congregation Emeth / 17835 Monterey Road / MH 95037 /  Attn: Barry Freund (Youth Education) 

Additional Information

For additional information please review our youth education brochure,



or contact Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz at  or our education committee For information about our adult education programming, contact our adult education chair



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