Due to the COVID epidemic, our preschool program is currently closed.
Our brand new, free of charge, Gan Shalom preschool program is unique. Children between the ages of 4 and 6 come once a week for two hours of a wonderful, engaging and fun Jewish experience. With stories, songs and hands-on crafts, the children are learning to value their Jewish identities as part of a rich community.
Learning about Jewish values, holidays, and Hebrew vocabulary through creative play, stories, and craft activities is the basic structure of a typical day in our preschool program. Mary Ohring, a warm and friendly mother of two, is the teacher and creative force behind the preschool lessons. A typical morning could include a reading of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches the Egg, through which the children learn about the importance of keeping one’s word; a favorite children’s song such as “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” might follow, with Hebrew words for the body parts; and next might be discussions of how to treat friends, what are Mitzvot, or how each person has unique qualities. The children are learning to say the blessing before they have snacks, and are also enjoying their music classes with Jason Mix who plays the guitar and sings with them.
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