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Nitzanim (Pre-K)

Nitzanim (Pre-K)

AGES 3-4

1 DAY A WEEK/THURSDAYS -- 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Teacher: Morah Jerusha Coltof


The Program  

The Nitzanim program provides a basic introduction to Jewish Life Cycle, Jewish Holidays, traditions and Torah Stories. Children will learn through creative and stimulating activities, such as music, dance, storytelling, cooking, games and arts. Children will experience Jewish time and space and the Hebrew language through actively engaging in blessings, prayers and holidays in class activities.  The learning will impact families to become empowered to realize their own skills and strengths as full partners in their children's Jewish Education, as the class comes together as a sacred community.

Key Competencies  

Bible: Creation, Noah, Moses

Holidays: Rituals, Traditional Foods, Songs, Stories and Blessings

Prayers: Blessings for Food, Shabbat, Sh'mah

Hebrew: Daily life words such as shalomlehitraot (good-bye), todah rabah (thank you), and slichah (sorry):

~The Hebrew alphabet, colors and numbers, their own Hebrew names.

~Hebrew words associated with the synagogue: toraharonbimah, etc.

~Hebrew words related to Holidays: shofar, lulav, ner, etc.

Learning Materials

~Jewish & Me (Behrmann House Publishers) 

Special Activities

~Torah Time: Saturday Mornings (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)   

~Families with Young Children Sukkot Crafts Blast

~Families with Young Children Hanukkah Party

~Hooked on Havdalah

~Families with Young Children Purim Carnival

~Nitzanim Pessach Celebration

~Families with Young Children Shabbat Mishpachah

~Nitzanim Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

~Shabbat B'Shamayim & Family Shabbat Dinner

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ana Turkienicz, Education Director, at:

Thu, January 20 2022 18 Shevat 5782