Children's Programs

Early Childhood Education

Kamatz [קמצ] operates 4 nursery and kindergarten programs for ages 2-6. The nursery programs are located in a building adjacent to the synagogue and the kindergarten is located nearby. Each program has between 22-28 children; the size of the classes is age adjusted and each class is staffed by 2-4 people, one of whom is a kindergarten teacher.

 

The entire staff receives training from both the Ministry of Education as well as from the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel. The latter focuses it’s training on Jewish holidays and customs, as well as the different values of the Movement; e.g. the relationship between man and his environment, and equality for all peoples. The early childhood education frameworks are managed by a broad educational staff that has been specifically trained in the unique content of Kamatz’s agenda; the rabbi of the community is involved, and the classes receives office support from the synagogue office.

 

The staff of each class is devoted, experienced and professional, seeing each child as an individual and does their utmost to allow each girl and boy to achieve their potential. A typical day includes morning prayers, free play, circle time, group work, outdoor play, and individual work with each child. In the kindergarten class children are also prepared for first grade. Each class also participates in regularly scheduled special activities such as movement, music, meetings with animals, etc.

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Progressive Jewish values find expression in different ways; activities with the children’s families, such as grandparent’s day, a workshop to make kippot, holiday celebrations in the synagogue, and other activities. In addition, children and their parents are invited to participate in synagogue activities such as hakafot on Simchat Torah, the reading of the Megila on Purim and more.

Director of the Nursery and Kindergarten programs. Efrat Reches.

For more information: gan@kamatz.org or Telephone: 972-73.705-7091

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Hello First Grade

 

On the first Shabbat of the school year we will greet the new first graders who are graduates of the Kamatz Kindergarten program. This promises to be a special occasion appropriate for families.

 


 

קבלת שבת   לילדים

Shabbat Kat -Children’s Shabbat

Bringing in Shabbat with Prayer, Stories, and Song.

This activity is aimed at children ages 4-8 and happens once a month on Fridays. During the winter we begin at 5:30 PM and during the summer at 6:00 PM.

 

The activities are led by volunteers.

Free entrance.

 

 


 

Family Shishishabat
Quality time as we approach shabbat


Musical kabbalat shabbat and quality family activities for the weekend.  An opportunity to begin the weekend calmly as a family.  The activities are appropriate for children ages 3-8.  Fridays 4:45 PM (summer time) and 4:15 PM (winter time). For full details, please follow our advertisements.


 

Children Celebrate the Holidays

In our synagogue – for our children!

 

Rosh Hashana - Tashlich

Community Tashlich, including parallel activities for adults and families with children;

.a ceremony, tour and community picnic.  The activity will be held a the Sataf


Hol Hamoed Succot
- Family activity for Succot

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Simchat Tora

Hakafot with singing, dancing and Torah scrolls which are just the right size.

 

Purim

The Jews had light, joy, gladness and honor!

Traditional reading of Megilat Esther combined with melodies, drama and holiday songs. For the whole family.

 

Purimon

A carnival for children ages 3-10 produced by Noar Telem.

 


 

Concerts for the Whole Family

 

Produced in cooperation with Musicon, these concerts which include explanations of the music and instruments often include performances by members of the community.

 

Description: Ethnic concert, World Music from Armania.

 

Description: "Brass Celebration" - We will enjoy music from various periods, from classical to modern music. We will get to know the various brass instruments.
Musicians: The Musicon's Intergenerational Brass Band.

Description: "Troubadour Poetry" - This concert will include, knights, kings, horses and even one small duck. We will get acquainted with the music of the troubadours and the minstrels of the Middle Ages.
Participants:
Yaela Avital - singer, harpist and percussion; Yizhar Kirshon - harpischord, recorders and krumrhorn; Yoel Sivan - recorders and krumrhorn; Etti Rosnthal - presenter

 

 

 



פעילות הקהילה מתקיימת בתמיכת הסוכנות היהודית לא"י, המגבית היהודית מטרו-וסט, התנועה ליהדות מתקדמת בישראל, WRJ , האיגוד העולמי ליהדות מתקדמת ותורמים פרטיים.