Jewish Experience Center

Jewish Experience Center

The Jewish Experience Center is the umbrella department that encompasses all of Temple Emanu-El's youth and young family experiences under a singular notion: "Na'aseh V'nishmah" - "We will do and we will understand." This biblical precept, along with the new JEC educational vision are driving an educational shift that has already begun to take place this year from only frontal learning for grades K-7 to holistic and experiential learning and opportunities for all youth and young families.

The JEC Educational Vision

At the JEC, our educational opportunities support and challenge our learners in order for them to become educated Jews who:

  • Connect with their Jewish community both here in Honolulu and around the world.
  • Integrate the cultural, moral and spiritual values of Judaism into their lives.
  • Cherish the language, history, text and homeland of the Jewish people.

With these three cornerstones, JEC is providing a new standard of excellence in holistic Jewish education through immersive learning experiences for all ages.

Register Today for SJS and Kadima!

Register for 5777 (2016-2017)!*
*Students that were enrolled in SJS and Kadima last year are NOT required to re-register.

Check out the JEC Parent Handbook is also available for download:

Click here to download a copy!

Celebrate with Our B'Nai Mitzvah Students!


All are welcome to Shabbat (Saturday) morning service and Kiddish luncheon!

Tue, 28 March 2017 1 Nisan 5777