Students love participating in our interactive Tot Shabbat each Friday morning. The KI Puppets join us to tell a weekly story. Following the service, students and teachers enjoy an oneg of challah and juice in their classrooms. The clergy at KI is always available to the Preschool for Tot Shabbat, Havdalah, life cycle events and more.
Once a month, the entire school and their families come together at KI for a short, interactive, age-appropriate Shabbat service followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner. This event is always open to the community. With questions, please contact Naomi at 215-887-8700.
Every Monday Morning the school joins together to say goodbye to Shabbat and welcome the coming week. We celebrate using all five senses – to taste the juice, smell the spices, see the flame of the candle and feel its heat, and hear the blessings in song.
Miss Donna meets with each class individually; students dress up, explore musical instruments and learn to move creatively to Israeli music. “Israeli dancing helps kids feel Jewish in their bones not just their minds.”
Our children are always doing art in the classroom but we are lucky to have Rhea, our in-house art specialist, who focuses on the process, not the product. The students learn in a creative atmosphere where they want to make art based on their own abilities and not teacher-directed.
Cantor Levy instructs our children to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Students learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, lots of Jewish yoga games, and breathing exercises.
Rachel Rubin works on instilling mindfulness in the children with fun and playful practices incorporated in yoga and meditation.
The students love music with Director Liz Sussman and her magical guitar. They sing-a-long and dance along and on special occasions even help strum.
Storytelling with Lois Alexander
Lois brings props, costumes, and a fun time to each class. She engages children by reading a story and then having them act it out. Even the most shy kids can’t help but have fun!
Nature Jack teaches us about composting, bugs, rockets, bouncy balls, gardening and other fun science things! This 6’5 big kid is a special scientist that our students love!
We start the year off learning about Rosh Hashanah. We make this holiday, as well as others, come alive for even our youngest students. They learn songs, do crafts and learn age-appropriate concepts surrounding each holiday.