KINDERGARTEN

Sundays, 9:15 - 11:00 am

Teacher: Andrea Elkrief

Our morning begins each week with Assembly at 9:15 am—parents welcome! Children in our Religious School’s introductory grade explore Jewish awareness, the synagogue and Jewish symbols they see around our building. In addition, the class learns about the holidays we celebrate throughout the year. From Rosh Hashanah through Shavuot, beautiful arts and crafts projects are created to reflect each student’s learning. We celebrate Shabbat each week in the classroom, learning the candle lighting blessing, the Kiddush and Hamotzi, and enjoying challah for snack. We also collect tzedakah to support our grade’s project, read aloud from wonderful Jewish storybooks, and sing with our teen musical teaching assistants. Learning about Israel, we share elementary conversational Hebrew words, and enjoy Torah learning with stories including Creation, Noah’s Ark and Biblical ancestors..  

KINDERGARTEN OPPORTUNITIES + EXPERIENCES

  • Rosh Hashanah Family Service, followed by Family Holiday Activity, Monday, September 10, 2:00 – 3:45 pm

  • Yom Kippur Family Service, Wednesday, September 19, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Simchat Torah Service – welcoming new students to the Religious School.

  • Every new student will receive his/her own Torah!
    Sunday, September 30, 6:00 pm

  • Purim Carnival (in lieu of regular class),
    Sunday, March 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Grades K+1 Family Shabbat Dinner + Service, Friday, April 5, 6:30 pm

  • Sharing Community collection, led by Grades K+1, Sunday, April 7

  • Tzedakah Day/Last Day of Classes, Sunday, May 19

Sunday ARRIVAL + DISMISSAL

Please note that on Sunday mornings, we begin with Assembly in the Sanctuary. We encourage all families to join us for their children’s Assembly. Dismissal for Grades K+1, parents will pick up their children directly from the classroom. Students in Grades 2+3 will be dismissed to the parking lot. 

Grades 4-6 will end the day with Assembly, starting at 12:40 pm. We encourage all families to join us.

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GRADES K+1 SHABBAT AND FAMILY DINNER + SERVICE

Join your child’s grade for a Shabbat dinner at
6:30 pm with family, classmates, and teachers. Then, at 7:30 pm, we welcome the entire congregation to our lively Family Shabbat Service, in which your child’s grade will participate.

Friday, October 5
Families with students in all grades are encouraged to attend all our monthly Family Services.

THE SHARING COMMUNITY

Once a month, Temple Beth Shalom provides a lunch of baked ziti and loaf cakes for some 200 hungry men, women and children through The Sharing Community in Yonkers. As part of a continuing effort to make Tzedakah an integral part of our program, the Religious School will once again be leading this endeavor, and families in Grades
K + 1 will be asked to sign up on our emailed Google document to contribute:

Sunday, October 21, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
As always, the entire congregation is encouraged to sign up to contribute food each month.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are also looking for Religious School Class Parents in all grades. We appreciate your input and invite you to share talents, interests, hobbies, and professions. We also need your help with Tzedakah project.