Rabbi Perkins and Debbi Fendell (Director of Early Childhood Education) teach the children how to kiss the Torah on Shavuot
Are you new to Needham? Do you have a young child between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old? We are the place for you! From our young toddler (18-24 months) class to our PreK (4s and 5s) we have it all. Limited spaces for the 2019 school year, so please call soon!
-Young Toddlers 18-21 months as of 9/1/19
-Older Toddlers 22 months to 2 years 8 months as of 9/1/19
-3's and 4's/Preschool
-4's and 5's/Pre-K
Flexible Extended Day & Early Drop-Off Hours
Our program grows from a child-centered, teacher-guided curriculum that emphasizes social and emotional growth, as well as early language, math and science skill development through art, literature, and time to explore and discover. We seamlessly integrate secular and Judaic early childhood learning in deeply meaningful ways that support a love of Judaism, family and community. We offer low student-to-teacher ratios in order to maintain our nurturing, personal, intimate and supportive environment, where every student and her family is warmly welcomed to our community. We welcome families to meet our exceptional staff, observe our toddler and preschool classes, and enjoy a personal tour of our beautiful spaces. Email us to set up a time to visit at [email protected], or call our Director Debbi Fendell at 781-444-8522.
Children in our Purple Room Older Toddler class using their motor skills to spray colors onto
matza in advance of Passover.
When it's time for Hanukkah that means potato latkes! Our Green Room preschoolers cut lots of potatoes to make them. YUM!
News & Schmooze
Gan Aliyah Preschool and Temple Tots: Temple Aliyah's youngest children are part of "Temple Tots," with fabulous family-friendly programming throughout the year. Our popular Sunday Brunch Learning Series is a wonderful family activity for parents and children up to age 5. These brunches run from 10-11:30 AM. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THESE EVENTS!
During the 2018-19 programming year we will be offering the following themes:
September 30 - Sukkot Harvest: Feed the Birds with our Friends!
October 21st - Shabbat: Create Beauty for our Community!
January 27 - Tu B'Shevat: Plant and Grow Together!
March 31st - Pesach: Matzah vs. Challah
June 23rd - Special Surprise Bonus Brunch!
Meet other families with young children, and then participate in the hands-on Jewish learning, crafting and musical fun, side-by-side with your child.
Our Friday night Sha-la-lom Shabbat services and dinners are a relaxing and interactive way to welcome Shabbat with your children. Once a month we run a Saturday morning Shabbat Yeladim service after which we join the congregation for Kiddush. Join us for parent-only social events, our annual PJ Havdalah party, and free events throughout the year, too. Families new to Temple Aliyah are always warmly welcome, so please invite friends and grandparents! Contact our Director of Early Childhood Education, Debbi Fendell, at 781-444-8522 or see our calendar of events at https://www.templealiyah.com/TempleTots
All are welcome! We encourage you to invite friends who are new to the community, or who have preschool-age children. Please share this invitation with friends and neighbors. We would love to introduce them to Temple Tots programming and to Gan Aliyah Preschool with a warm welcome!