A Message from the Rabbi

The Temple is proud of our preschool, its teachers and staff, its curriculum, and its focus on the child. This emphasis on questioning falls squarely into the tenets of Judaism: as a faith and practice always seeking to learn more in order to do more; the devotion to creating good citizens echoes the Jewish values of honor, respect, and dignity in every human being; the intentional embrace of kindness underscores and is informed by the Jewish concept of fixing the world.

We see the preschool as the seed from which the learning grows; it is the first stage in education for us as, for our Jewish students, our religious school picks up from the end of their time at preschool and sometimes even during the last year here in the Pre-K (Tikkun Olam) class.

Lifelong earning is one of our. highest values in Judaism and at the Temple, and the foundation that the preschool provides is second to none. This is a Jewish preschool where we celebrate Jewish holidays, customs, and values. That learning, though, is only part of what a child receives. The diversity that the preschool offers is also an invaluable experience for the children, exposure to differences, language skills, and respect for traditions. We truly believe there is dignity in difference and beauty in diversity–and our preschool celebrates that each and every day.

On behalf of The Temple, its clergy and lay leadership, we welcome you to The Temple Preschool.

Rabbi Shana Goldstein Mackler