Temple Emanuel Torah Center

Temple Emanuel Torah Center, School of Jewish Studies, is the Religious School and Hebrew school of Temple Emanuel.

TCartprojectThe curriculum includes classes in Hebrew and Judaica for students in grades pre-K-10, family programs, as well as occasional learning opportunities for students in grades 11 and 12.

Pre-K students attend Torah Center classes twice a month on Sundays from 9:30 AM – 12 PM. Students in K-2 attend Torah Center classes on Sundays from 9:30 AM to 12 PM.

Classes for students in grades 3-6 are held on Sundays from 9:30 AM – 12 PM and on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Our B’nei Mitzvah Students in grade 7 attend classes on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, and additional sessions as needed for the b’nei mitzvah tutorial.

Students in grades 8-10 attend classes as part of J-Line South Hills . Classes will be on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

For more information, please contact our Director of Education, Rabbi Jessica Locketz at (412) 279-7600 x13 or contact Paula Spock, Education Administrator at (412) 279-7600 x24.

Come join us! We look forward to welcoming your family to our school!



Our Mission

TCfacultyThe Temple Emanuel Torah Center supports and nurtures our students and their families by inspiring them to embrace lifelong Torah learning, ritual practices and Jewish values

Our Goals

Through the course of study at the Temple Emanuel Torah Center, we hope our students will achieve the following goals:


Proudly express their Jewish identity by nurturing a love for Judaism and understand the Jewish people’s relationship with God;


Develop profciency and comprehension of the Hebrew prayers and blessings to inspire meaningful participation in worship services;


Develop an understanding of the Tanakh (Torah, Prophets and Writings) and its commentaries as sacred and timeless;


Develop Hebrew reading and writing skills in both language and prayer;


Engage in the practice of Jewish traditions by celebrating Jewish holidays and lifecycle events both in the synagogue and at home;


Identify the Torah as the source of Mitzvot (God’s commandments) and to see Judaism as a guide to life;


Connect with the Jewish community at home, in the synagogue and in the larger community in a meaningful and lasting way;


Appreciate and love the land of Israel by learning about its history (biblical and modern), its culture, and its politics;


Cultivate an appreciation of Jewish history, culture, civilizations and contributions Jews have made to the world;


Participate in milestone events such as Consecration, B’nei Mitzvah and Confirmation by committing to life-long Jewish learning and ritual practice.