Arlene Lemieux has been the Director of Education at Temple Emanuel for over 20 years. She graduated from Northeastern University and Worcester State College and has worked in Special Education at religious institutions for the last 34 years. Arlene was honored as a Keter Torah recipient in 2007 for her contributions and dedication to education in the Jewish community. She has also served as the Spiritual Leader to New Horizons of Marlborough for 25 years.
Temple Emanuel Religious School educates students beginning in Kindergarten through grade 7. Our goal is to educate and guide students so they will have the ability to feel comfortable in a synagogue service and feel connected to the larger worldwide Jewish community.
Each grade is a step among the path of discovery, drawing release from the prayers and Torah stories that enable the students to personalize their Jewish journey. Our Tefilah program provides a comfortable setting where students can gain confidence and skill in leading religious services. Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the next level of learning where our students develop the knowledge to implement the responsibilities of a young adult Jew.
Our educational program is geared to meet the needs of each individual and address students' specific learning styles. We are an inclusive community that provides multi-sensory learning opportunities for all, including special needs educators on staff.