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Children in early elementary school learn the foundations of Jewish holidays, stories, and values. They are building blocks for a lifetime of being a good person with a strong Jewish identity. Learning takes place in grade-level classes.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK - 4 year olds)
Our youngest students become comfortable the rhythms of the JCAL day and the spaces and people of Temple Bat Yahm. They explore parshat ha-shavua, the weekly Torah portion, and the practices of the Jewish holidays.
The focus of Kindergarten is basic Jewish literacy centered around values and the Jewish holidays.
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First Grade
The focus of First Grade continues the basic Jewish literacies of Kindergarten, by learning about the people, places, symbols and stories that set the foundation of children’s understanding of Jewish community. 
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Second Grade
The focus of Second Grade is being a mensch, a good person, using a Social, Emotional,and Spiritual Learning approach. 
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Chag Bags

Our Chag Bag Program is a family education program for all families with children enrolled, grades TK - 2nd Grade (families may also opt to enroll in the Chag Bag Program by itself). "Chag" means "holiday." Four times a year children receive bags to take home, focused on a particular holiday. Inside is
  • Background on the Holiday for Grown-Ups
  • Family Conversation Prompts
  • 2-3 Activities, some designed just for children and some designed for children and adults to do together
For 2023-2024 (Jewish Year 5784) the four bags and their distribution times are
  • High Holy Days, September 10
  • Shabbat, October 29
  • Purim, March 10
  • Passover, April 14
Thank you to our generous donors who make this program possible!
Sun, April 21 2024 13 Nisan 5784