Student and parent actors in the Purim Spiel or Purim skit.Temple Emanuel Religious School 

Director of Education: Arlene Lemieux
Arlene is now in her 18th year as the Director of Education at Temple Emanuel of Marlboro. She graduated from Northeastern University and from Worcester State College and has worked in Special Education at religious Institutions for the last 30 years. Arlene was honored as a Keter Torah recipient in 2007 for her contributions and dedication to Education in the Jewish community. She also has served as the Spiritual Leader to New Horizons of Marlboro for 16 years. Arlene resides in Marlboro with her husband and son and is a member of Temple Emanuel for 21 years.

About our School: The Temple Emanuel Religious School educates students beginning in Kindergarten through grade 8. Our goal is to educate and guide students so they will have the ability to feel comfortable in synagogue service and feel connected to the larger worldwide Jewish community.

Each grade is one step along the journey in the learning process toward the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Our informal/formal tefilah program provides a forum where each student can gain confidence and skill leading services from the bimah. 

- Kindergarten through Grade 2
: A holiday-based curriculum. Students are introduced to Hebrew pre-reading skills and stories of creation. 
Grades 3 through 6: A curriculum rooted in learning to read prayers.  Torah and ethics are the key to the foundation of our curriculum. 

Our educational program is geared to meet the needs of each individual and addresses students’ specific learning styles.  We are an inclusive community that provides multi-sensory learning opportunities for all children.   

If you are interested in our school and perhaps seeing our program in action, or would like to talk about your child’s individual needs, please contact us for a personal conversation at 

1) Do I have to be a member to enroll my child in the school? A strong connection between the family and the synagogue is best for a child who is in religous school. That said, while we recommend temple membership, it is not required.
2) When does school meet? Classes meet Sundays from 10AM - 12 two times per month and Mondays from 4-5PM two times per month.