Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Jewish Learning at the “Little Shul that Could”
It is a priority of our congregation to offer programs that speak to the life and needs of every segment of the synagogue community. Ensuring that there are meaningful opportunities for Jewish enrichment and support for families with young children is a firm commitment of our congregation. Over the past nine months our early childhood committee has worked on developing programs that fit our community and families. The committee has hired a dynamic, experienced and creative educator, Sari Herson, who comes to us via Toronto where she has taught early primary grades in both Jewish and secular environments. Sari is a warm, caring and innovative teacher who comes with a deep and rich Jewish background. Please join us in welcoming Sari into the Emanu-El family and spread the word about our great new early childhood enrichment opportunities.
KinderKef – Early Childhood Jewish Enrichment (Kef means FUN!)
Join this enriching Jewish learning experience for young children ages 2-4. KinderKef will integrate child-centred early learning development with Jewish themes and Hebrew language. Children will explore the Jewish calendar cycle, blessings and Hebrew language through a variety of age appropriate activities and multiple medias. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to expand your child’s world in a nurturing and enriching environment.
Parents and Tots Get Ready for Shabbat
Parents, come with your kids to learn about celebrating Shabbat through stories, music, and crafts. This class will run for six weeks, Fridays from 10-11:30am, beginning September 16. $90 members, $120 non-members.
Uncle Avram’s Music Corner
Geared to ages 1 and up, this class will introduce kids to Jewish themes through music, storytelling, and movement.
The nursery is now open on Shabbat. Sari Herson, a new addition to our kehilah, will be running a weekly Shabbat nursery in the preschool room. Come attend services while your children play upstairs in a supervised safe environment.