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Yom Sheini, 4 Sivan 5777

Shaari Emeth Confirmation class students visiting Washington, D.C. to participate in a political action seminar and to lobby their representatives on critical social issues. From left, Jayne Lieberman, ELC Director and Rabbi Melinda Panken.

Social Action

"Justice, justice shall you pursue." Torah commands us to do so inParshat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:20. It does not say, "Justice, justice if it happens to come to

Shaari Emeth Confirmation class students lobby their U.S. Representative in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
 Mission Statement
Shaari Emeth students and their parents volunteer to serve meals to the needy at a soup kitchen on December 25, in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church.
you." As Reform Jews, we take this commandment very seriously. We actively seek out injustice and inequity, and apply ourselves to remedy the wrongs of society. Each year our Confirmation class takes a trip to Washington, D.C., accompanied by Rabbi Panken and Religious School faculty members. The students tour Washington, visiting the Holocaust Museum and celebrating Havdalah at one of the monuments. They participate in the L'taken Seminar, which is run by the Religious Action Center, the political action arm of Reform Judaism, in which they learn about what Reform Judaism says about civil rights, poverty, the environment and Israel, among many other important subjects. The students choose their topics, prepare extensively, and then verbally present their messages to their Congressional representatives in person, to do their part to influence our federal government and effect change on a national level.

At all grade levels, our students learn the importance of tzedakah(righteous charity). Each year, there are a variety of projects in which students decide which organization or group of people they wish to help, and work toward fund raising, collection of food, and other activities in support of tzedakah.

Religious School Events

Tue 06/20/17 07:00PM - 08:00PM Religious School Committee Meeting

Religious School Office Hours

School Year Office Hours
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed  
Saturday: Closed  

The direct telephone number for the Religious School is 732-462-4245


July-August Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.