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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Hebrew School
Congregation Emanu-El’s egalitarian education program for children covers all ages up to Bnei Mitzvah.

Toddler Program

Our toddler program is free of charge and runs from 10:15 am to 11:15 am on Sunday mornings during Hebrew School. Toddler Time!, designed for parent and tot Hebrew fun, is geared for children aged 0 to 4 and incorporates Hebrew songs and letters in an engaging way.

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Hebrew School

Hebrew School runs on Sunday mornings
(10 am to 1pm) and Tuesdays after school (3:30 pm to 5:30 pm). Hebrew School is for children in preschool to Grade 5. The B’nei Mitzvah program is for students in Grade 6 and 7. Students in Grade 7 receive tutoring to prepare for their B’nei Mitzvah.

Hebrew School (Sundays)

Our Sunday Hebrew School is designed to be a hybrid indoor/outdoor program. Due to the current pandemic, Sunday Hebrew School is being held outside every week. Our outdoor programming connects Hebrew and Jewish experiences to the local and natural world. Special guest programming and outdoor Tikkun Olam (Putting the World to Right) projects are scheduled throughout the year.
A typical Hebrew School Sunday starts with a community Havdallah, where family members may choose to join before they drop off their child(ren). Students will then have time with their age-group classes as well as the whole Hebrew School Group. Biblical stories with a modern twist, Hebrew Songs and games as well as mitzvot are some of the fun things we experience together at Hebrew School. During the year there are opportunities for families to connect, pandemic-permitting, through various community activities.

Hebrew School (Tuesdays)

Tuesday Hebrew School—currently held indoors at the Synagogue—focuses on Hebrew enrichment and Jewish studies.  Both indoor and outdoor sessions will celebrate modern Jewish education with an emphasis on Jewish cultural experiences, community building and Hebrew.

Fees (2021–22)

  • Gan (4 & 5 yr olds): $460
  • Aleph - Hey (Gr. 1 - 5): $825
  • Vav (Gr. 6): $900
  • B'nei Mitzvah (Gr. 7): $925

There is a 10% discount for each additional child.

Hebrew School Payment Policy: We do not turn students away due to financial circumstances. If you have questions related to fees, please email
bookkeeper@congregationemanuel.ca.  Your privacy will be respected. 

With the kind support of:
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Bar- / Bat-Mitzvah
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The Congregation Emanu-El Bnei Mitzvah Guide (PDF) presents an overview of our Bar/Bat Mitzvah program. Please email the Hebrew School Director if you have questions.

Laurel Nahshon's SoundCloud recordings to guide students can be accessed below:
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Shalom Daycare
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Shalom Daycare
We have got a very special daycare upstairs in our building where most of kids from the Community get their early childhood education.

For more information, visit shalomdaycarevictoria.com