Religious School


Temple Emanu-El enjoys a vibrant and inclusive Religious School with students aged from toddler through B'nei Mitzvah.


Our smaller class sizes provide favorable learning environments for students and flexibilty for instructors, as lessons are often adapted to best fit the needs of the class. One-on-one Hebrew instruction is available upon need or request.


New to Dothan? Just visiting? Family TDY to Fort Rucker?


Guests are always welcome at Religious School. Please contact our office
at (334) 792-5001 for details.


The Religious School is led by Director Jeffrey B. Willens, Ph.D., and a dedicated team of teachers and parents, including Cantor Neil, Les Kraut, Pamela Ross, and Leigh Willens.


Bar & Bat Mitzvah


Our cantor oversees the Temple B'nei Mitzvah program. Cantor Neil works directly with students, and is closely aligned with their families, the Religious School, the Ritual Committee, the Building Committee, and many others, in an effort to ensure a fully-developed, high-quality ceremony.


Any questions about Bar or Bat Mitzvah tutelage should be directed to the Temple office in order to coordinate with Cantor Neil.


Adult Education


At Temple Emanu-El, adult education is offered throughout the year and is available to all members.


Members have recently enjoyed an array of unique programs, including a virtual seminar highlighting the Judaic Collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and a livestream tour of Nachlaot, Tel Aviv in Israel. The latter profiled many of Nachlaot's historical sites, such as the House of Rabbi Aryeh Levin, The Spanish Orchard, and the Fate House - the Yemen Neighborhood.


Adult education has also included instructor-led Introduction to Hebrew classes, book clubs, and weekly Torah Study.