In Bet Shalom we have an agenda for children following the Jewish calendar.
The goal of our activities is to strengthen identity through our festivals and passing on our tradition through symbols, stories, games, music, etc.
We learn Jewish values and ethics through the elements of the Torah: we use Noah’s Ark story to talk about loving and caring for animals, as well as to know their Hebrew names.
We observe Tu Bishvat planting flowers and plants and talking about the importance of taking care of our environment. On Rosh Hashanah, apples are dipped in honey and we talk about the joy of sharing. Children make up new ways of building a sukkot with recycled materials, and the Hanukkah celebrations begin a music and songs festival followed by the homemade latkes…mmm, yummy!
On Purim we design our own costumes and we proudly show them at the party that we organize with the help of the parents...
Springtime brings us the Pesach story and we learn the significance of justice and freedom.
And Shabbat comes every week to show us that is a good thing to do something different from the rest of the week, and to enjoy it with family and friends... Great!
The nursery school project is a key goal of our communitarian life. With it we would like to pass on our tradition and our legacy, and to offer families a Jewish environment where they can raise their children, as well as a respectful educational program which is pedagogically approved.
If you would like more information about Bet Shalom nursery school project you can have a look here.