Director: Rabbi Andy Koren
The goal of the Temple Emanuel Religious School (TERS) is to help
children increase their knowledge about their identification with Reform
Judaism. We want them to feel good about being Jewish. To accomplish
this, we help the students to become knowledgeable about Judaism –about
Jewish history, customs, rituals, community and values – within a
caring, safe, active and fun learning environment. Preschoolers
(four-year-olds) through eighth graders attend classes. Tenth, eleventh
and twelfth graders are assistants in the school, particularly in the
classroom, and ninth graders volunteer in the classrooms and the office.
We have special classes that are arranged for Bar and Bat Mitzvah
candidates. Children and their parents are welcome to visit the school
We are honored to have the following Teachers as our Staff & Faculty for the 2013-2014 Religious and Hebrew School year:
We are honored to have the following Teachers as our Staff & Faculty for the 2012-2013 Religious and Hebrew School year:
Pre K Sarah Schoultz
Kindergarten Caroline Fields
2nd Grade Samara Flatt-Bryant
3rd Grade Marissa Milstein
4th Grade Emily Rex
5th Grade Ariel Samsell (Sunday)/Mike Backfield (Hebrew)
6th Grade Karen Dresser
7th Grade Mamie Todaro
8th Grade Sara Kramer
Art Vanessa Lee Oldham
Library Marcia Berger
High School Coordinator David Rosen
as well as our amazing 9th-12th Grade Madrichim!
Returning this year, Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing and Shevet Achim enrichment programs for 6th-8th Grades.
There are lots of wonderful options for learning available to our high school students. In addition to our popular madrichim program, the New Orleans Service Trip, L’Taken and the March of the Living, we have added monthly “Lunch and Learn” programs on Sundays and “Tzedek Mondays” when the students will go out and volunteer in the community. Stay tuned for a full list of "Tzedek Monday" trip dates and locations and Lunch and Learn dates and topics.