Main HallwayThe Richard E. Rudolph, Jr., Preschool is a synagogue-based program
which was named in memory of the son of its original benefactor.

We are committed to providing quality early childhood education, both Judaic and secular. Our mission is to promote self esteem while enhancing emotional, social and cognitive development in a safe, fun, nurturing and respectful environment.

In addition, an important role of the preschool is to facilitate
a close and supportive community of families, teachers and Rabbinic staff as we embrace Jewish traditions and values.

We welcome and encourage parents and caregivers to become involved in our school as room parents, special resource people and class helpers.


For over fifty years, Keneseth Israel’s preschool and infant center have been preparing toddlers for Kindergarten and beyond. Our wonderful community not only instills a love of learning from an early age, but also good values, from Tikkum Olam (Reparing the World) to Chesed (Loving Kindness), which filter from school into adulthood.

The PA State licensed Richard E. Rudolph Jr. Preschool provides care from infants to pre-K aged children. Our inclusive teaching style is hands-on, child-centered, and experiential. Our qualified teaching staff understands the importance of meeting the PA Learning Standards, but also recognizes that each child has an individual learning style with varied interests. We ensure that each child feels loved, confident and safe while in a class that is stimulating and developmentally appropriate.

The Richard E. Rudolph Jr. Preschool and Infant Center is the only facility in the area with an outdoor learning classroom and a natural Playscape that is accessible year round, regardless of weather. On a weekly basis, children learn through play, music, cooking, reading, drama and much more.

Richard E. Rudolph Jr. preschool is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Care Provider. Keneseth Israel is honored to be a part of the Success By 6 (SB6) Program through the United Way of Pennsylvania and PA Keys. We are currently a Keystone Stars 3 school which means we participate in this state initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. Our Center is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.