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Please join us at our Prospective Parent Night

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30pm

The preschool is open! It is such a joy to hear the sounds of children back in our building. We have all six of our classrooms open and school feels much like it always has. Children are doing their work of growing and learning through their play. They are solving problems, making new connections, taking risks, and experiencing Jewish life in community. If we have learned anything from the “new normal” is that our kehillah, our community remains strong. Parents are connecting through virtual post-bedtime meetups. Our teachers are creating new ways of building bridges between home and school with video tours of the classroom, virtual parent check-ins, daily photos, and weekly newsletters. Our clergy visit us in our courtyard and we jam out to music with our songleader, who zooms with us weekly. You can always get a snapshot of us on our Facebook page @TempleSinaiPreschool.

We continue to offer both full time and part time options for children ages 2-5. Contact Early Childhood Director, Ellen Lefkowitz to learn more.

Our Program

Temple Sinai David Pregerson Preschool is a Jewish, play-based preschool in Oakland serving children ages 2-5. We believe in growing mensches – good people. We nurture loving relationships among children, family, and staff. Our respect and honor (Kavod) of each individual forms the foundation for our inclusive community (Kehillah). Jewish values are at the core of our teaching and learning. As a community, we celebrate Jewish life through stories, music, cooking, Shabbat and holiday celebrations.

Our school day program is from 9:00am-1:00pm. Extended care is available in the morning from 8:00am-9:00am and in the afternoon, Club Shelanu from 1:00pm-3:30pm, and Aftercare from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Morning Care: Children are welcomed into their classroom by a teacher in their age group. They have the opportunity to help the teacher ready the classroom for the day and do quiet activities.

School Day Program: Our school day involves inside and outside exploration, classroom projects and time for the class to come together as a community for the day and have circle time. Jewish values and best practices in early childhood are the core to our teaching and learning.

Club Shelanu/Late Care: Aftercare Program: Club Shelanu provides a rest time for the children followed by play time outside. In the Aftercare program the children enjoy snack time, classroom exploration, and projects in separate age groups. During late care, children gather outside once more in a mixed-age group.

Enrichment and Special Guests: Throughout the school year we have art, music, and movement enrichment opportunities for the children, as well as special guests to enhance the children's learning.

To learn more about the school or to schedule a tour contact:

Ellen Lefkowitz, Director (510) 832-6800 x313

Molly Peritore, Associate Director (510) 832-6800 x311

Find out more about our preschool on Facebook!

Click here to listen to music from our Preschool Shabbat Melodies.


“It makes my heart happy when my kiddo says hi to the rabbis and knows their names!”
Wed, April 14 2021 2 Iyar 5781