Beth Shalom Health Initiative

“Maintaining a healthy body is among the ways of serving God”  Rambam . We hope you will join us for 3 important health sessions here at Beth Shalom. All sessions are free, open to the public, and located in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. Click Here to download the brochure. . Tuesday, February 5th atContinue reading “Beth Shalom Health Initiative”

Validating Children and Inspiring Adults

On Wednesday Night, Maxine Handelman from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) came to speak to our educators. She is the consultant for Early Childhood Education at the USCJ. Before she arrived our staff read an article entitled “Differing Faiths in a Faith Based Program.” This was an article from the NAEYC magazine, aboutContinue reading “Validating Children and Inspiring Adults”

Reggio Inspiration from Portland, Oregon

This summer our associate directors went to Portland, OR for a conference about Reggio Emilia, the approach we use here at Beth Shalom Early Childhood Learning Center. When they returned to Pittsburgh they created a presentation about the different ideas from their time in Portland. Below you will find their slide show. We hope thisContinue reading “Reggio Inspiration from Portland, Oregon”

Professional Development Week and Reggio Learning

This week has been Professional Development week for our educators. This entire summer our staff has been participating in a variety of opportunities for educational growth. Eight of us went to the Moreh L’Morim Conference in Detroit, our two Associate Directors went to Portland, OR for the Reggio Emilia Conference, and our teachers have beenContinue reading “Professional Development Week and Reggio Learning”