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Temple Israel’s Kehillah School promotes the development of young children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age in a nurturing and stimulating play-based program that encourages creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills, spiritual growth, and a joy of learning. Age-appropriate activities challenge each child to develop his/her social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual potential. Teachers here are emotionally responsive to the children in their care, as the building and strengthening of healthy relationships is a priority of ours. The ever-changing, emergent curriculum provides children with opportunities to delve into questions as they arise, teaching them the merits of intellectual curiosity. In fully exploring topics of relevance to them, learning through imaginative play, and expressing themselves through a variety of media, children emerge from this program with strong foundations of independence and self-esteem that are critical to their ongoing personal and academic development.

K-web-assrtd-8With small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, individualized attention can be given to every child and family in our   program. We understand that each child progresses at his or her own pace in all aspects of learning and extend support and encouragement each step of the way. The children begin word recognition upon entering preschool in our Oleem Class and continue with Kindergarten Readiness in our upper level Chavayreem and G’shareem classes. An additional year of preparation for kindergarten is an option for five and six-year-old students. The educational program offered here serves as a developmental scaffolding from one stage to the next as each child reaches for new experiences and discoveries.

At the Kehillah School, ethical lessons inherent to Judaism are interwoven with the secular curriculum to build moral character and instill values of lifelong significance in our students.  Monthly themes, from G'meeloot chasadeem (acts of loving kindness and Kehillah (community) to Tzar Ba'alay Chayeem (kindness to animals), Shalom Bayeet (peace and completeness in the home) and Sh'mee-aht Ha-Ozen (being a good listener) are among the meaningful lessons taught to our children every day in class as well as by the senior staff and clergy through recorded stories that children bring home with them to listen to in the car, at bedtime or with their entire family. The students of Kehillah learn not only through pre-academic readiness, but also through experiences that nourish the soul.


Purim 2017

Purim 2016

Saturday, March 11, 2017 • Erev Purim
7:30 pm    Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading - “What’s My Megillah?”

Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Purim
11 am    Purim Family Service
11:30 am    Purim Carnival (open to children 5 and under)
12 pm    Purim Carnival (open to all)

We ask each Temple member to bring in a box of macaroni and cheese to  use as a grogger  during  all of  Temple Israel’s Purim services.
This food will then be donated to HOPE Community Services.

Purim is a holiday for laughter, costumes, noisemakers and giving treats. Mishloach Manot is the Purim Mitzvah of sending small gifts, usually of food, to friends, neighbors and the community.

Surprise your friends and family with Mishloach Manot gift bags. Each decorated package contains an assortment of Kosher candy and snacks, hamentaschen, and a grogger. Please also consider donating Mishloach Manot to the United Hebrew or Sarah Neuman Nursing Home.

Why should you purchase Mishloach Manot this year?
• It is a Mitzvah to gift baskets of food to family and friends.
• Mishloach Manot sales are an important fundraiser for Chavaya.

Click to order Mishloach Manot this year and support Temple Israel of New Rochelle by Friday, February 17th!

Coming Up


02.17.2017 - 02.20.2017


02.22.2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


02.23.2017 9:15 am - 11:00 am

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