Graduation

We are so proud of all of our PK4 graduates each year. Graduation is celebrated in our sanctuary with family and friends. The children perform and share in the celebration with all of their former teachers.

We also stream our graduation celebration to the Gan at Home Zoom room so family and friends from afar can share in the joy!

Graduation is Just the Beginning!

JPaL is Temple Sinai's Jewish Play & Pray Learning Lab, where kids come to play, pray, learn, explore and make friends. We have fun learning and living Jewishly and can't wait to share that with you! Come be our JPaL!

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At JPaL, we believe that learning happens when our spirits are ignited, when we're having fun and when we can explore and discover our Jewish passion. That's why we're called the Jewish Play & Pray Learning Lab. Our program nurtures our children's souls, encourages them to have Jewish fun and celebrates their natural instinct to find amazement at every turn. Our mission is to nurture fuller Jewish life for our children and families.

Our program is structured around learning communities that allow students to learn from one another, see where their learning is going, serve as mentors and role models, and allow teachers to collaborate with one another.

 

Our youngest learners (our Shorashim - roots) love celebrating with their families and friends and so our Shorashim program focuses on family learning.

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GOALS:

  • To nurture friendships and a sense of community amongst young families

  • To celebrate Jewish living in a hands-on, experiential manner

  • To encourage "take-out Judaism"' Judaism that can be taken from the temple into families' homes


PROGRAM:

  • Shababa is a family-based Shabbat program that meets once a month on a Friday evening from 5pm-7pm at the temple or one of our local state parks. These sessions include a pot-luck or picnic dinner, short Shabbat service with a PJ library story and a hands-on activity.

  • Playground Shabbat meets one Saturday morning a month from 10am-12pm on the temple playground and invites families to share Shabbat morning together with challah, grape juice and friends.

  • Join us one Sunday a month for our Mitzvah Makers program. We'll choose a different mitzvah each month and learn how, no matter how big or small, we can all make a difference in the world.

  • Families are also actively engaged in temple-wide family programming including Sukkah Sunday, Simchat Torah, and the Purim celebration.