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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

 Gdolim

G’dolim is for preschool children age four (by September 1) to enjoy a rich school experience, including literature, art, drama, music, math, science, social studies and Jewish learning. Teachers support social interactions, play, collaboration, relationship-building and problem solving within the class community. In addition, Lunch Bunch includes enrichment classes such as science, art, drama and movement. Parents can either provide lunch or order catered lunch. Our Early Birds child care option is designed for busy parents.

Options For G’dolim:

Monday through Friday

Early Bird: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Class: 9:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Lunch Bunch: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 


New Lunch Bunch Hours for 2017-2018!
All Madregot and G’dolim students are encouraged to extend the school day with longer Lunch Bunch (11:45 am-1:15pm.), where children and their teachers will dine together, with lunches from home, and extend the socialization and learning. You select the days your child will stay for lunch! See the registration form for details.

Throughout the year we will also offer enrichment classes such as yoga, drama, cooking, science or gymnastics, which will take place during Lunch Bunch. Sign up for Lunch Bunch now and there’s no extra cost for enrichment classes. Details on the enrichment classes are coming in August. Children (and parents!) love this extended school experience!

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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