As Thanksgiving approaches we are teaching our students not only about the importance of being thankful, but also about the importance of giving to others. Throughout the year we talk about Mitzvah (or the plural Mitzvot) which are good deeds. Each week as we gather to celebrate Shabbat and we give to tzedakah (or charity). We passContinue reading “Mitzvah!”

Pumpkin Challah

Last week Morah Michelle’s class made pumpkin challah with Morah Julie and volunteer Lisa Steindel. They got to see the difference in the color of regular challah and pumpkin challah and also got to taste it. While the challah was rising we were able to take the bowl around to different classrooms so other studentsContinue reading “Pumpkin Challah”

Madison Handbags and Other Ways to Help Our School!

This Thursday night we have a very exciting fundraiser happening here at Beth Shalom! Have you ever wanted to design your own handbag? There are variety of options (view them at and even better? The proceeds benefit Beth Shalom Early Learning Center. Enjoy Wine and Cheese and design the handbag you have always wanted! JoinContinue reading “Madison Handbags and Other Ways to Help Our School!”

Tell Us Your Stories!

Sitting where I do in the front preschool office, I see and hear many different things going on during the day. I get the “Good Morning, Boker Tov!” from parents and staff. I hear the early morning crying that turns into laughter as more and more friends gather and we begin to play. I hearContinue reading “Tell Us Your Stories!”

How to Garden With Your Children

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.”   In this beloved children’s story, Peter Rabbit, the rabbits live with their mother and Peter is caught sneaking into Mr. McGregor’s Garden. This summer at Camp Gan Shalom we are looking at how animals moveContinue reading “How to Garden With Your Children”