Religious School With Honors was created to acknowledge the important part
our students play in the Temple Emanu-El community above and beyond the time
that they are with us for our regular weekly program.
We know that living in New York City provides many opportunities to do just about anything you want at any given moment. And, we appreciate that so many of our students and families choose to join Temple Emanu-El for events outside of Religious School hours. This is our way of recognizing your ongoing commitment to our community.
To qualify for Religious School With Honors at Congregation Emanu-El, students in Pre-K through Sixth Grade must fill out the Application Form and submit it to the Religious School office for approval. Students need to earn five points to achieve Honors status; forms may be submitted as soon as this is achieved. Points are earned by attending Temple events outside of Religious School hours or by participating in certain programs.
How “Religious School With Honors”
Has Added to My Emanu-El Experience
(A true story by a former Sixth Grade student)
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WITH HONORS LEVELS
What, you want to come to more than five events outside of Religious School?!? Well, please do! You can earn different levels of Religious School With Honors! Here is what you will earn at each level:
Religious School With Honors: Level I (5 points)
• Religious School With Honors tattoo
• Certificate suitable for framing
• Name added to Honor Roll
• Recognition at our final Shabbat dinner
on May 20, 2016
Religious School With Honors: Level II (10 points)
• Another Religious School With Honors tattoo
• Name moved to Level II Honor Roll
• Religious School With Honors magnet
• $50 certificate for the next
Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel*
Religious School With Honors: Level III
• Yet another Religious School With Honors tattoo
• Name moved to Level III Honor Roll
• Religious School With Honors special gift
• An invitation to breakfast with Rabbi Allison Tick
• An additional $100 certificate for the next Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel
NOTE: The first person to achieve Level III status for the day he or she attends Religious School (Sunday or Monday) will get to be School Assistant Principal for a day. The second person per day to reach Level III will get to be Assistant A-TEEMer for a day.
* Each student can earn a maximum of $150 in certificates per Emanu-El trip to Israel.
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WITH HONORS APPLICATION FORM
Complete our form online, or download the PDF version.
Completed paper forms must be returned to the Religious School Office.
QUALIFYING EVENTS FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WITH HONORS
The following is a partial list of events that qualify for Religious School With Honors.
It is not a complete list; if you participated in an event at the Temple outside of Religious School hours (i.e., Sabbath services, a Tikkun Olam volunteer opportunity) that you think qualifies, then please ask!
|• Friday, 16||Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service|
|• Sunday, 2||Rosh Hashanah Family Worship Service, reception and Tashlich|
|• Wednesday, 12||Yom Kippur Family Service, followed by activities in the Bernard Museum|
|• Sunday, 16||Sukkot Family Celebration|
|• Monday, 5||Simchat Torah Family Dinner & Celebration|
|• Friday, 11||Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service|
|• Saturday, 14||Sixth Grade Family Breakfast & Shabbat Morning Service|
|• Sunday, 13||Mitzvah Day|
|• Friday, 2||Shabbat Worship Service, including installation of Cantor Mo Glazman|
|• Sunday, 11||Golda’s Balcony performance, followed by a light Family Dinner|
|• Friday, 20||Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service|
|• Sunday, 22||Fifth/Sixth Grade Family Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mini-Retreat|
|• Sunday, 5||Tribes Color War Lunch|
|• Friday, 10||Family Dinner & Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service|
|• Saturday, 11||Pre-K to Second Grade Havdalah Pajama Party|
|• Friday, 3||Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service|
|• Sunday, 12||Purim Carnival|
|• Friday, 21||Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service|
|• Friday, 19||Shabbat Worship Service honoring Lifelong Learning’s 10th Anniversary|
IN ADDITION, participation in any of the following programs earns one point each:
|• Student Council||• Annual Student Newspaper|
|• Junior Choir||• Rosh Hodesh|
|• Fifth/Sixth Grade Youth Group||• Family Trip to Israel|
|• Temple-sponsored Tikkun Olam events
throughout the year
QUESTIONS? Contact the Religious School Office.
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