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Magic Moments

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Ages 6 to 26 Months

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El’s Early Childhood Center is pleased to offer a once-a-week parent-child program for children ages 6-26 months. Classes meet on Fridays from 9:15 am to 10:45 am  (16 – 26 months) or 11 am to 12:00 pm (6 – 16 months) in four seasonal sessions throughout the year. The Magic Moments program, lead by former Kindergarten teacher Amy Botel, provides an opportunity for you to meet other parents like you who are looking for ways to connect with other adults interested in spending quality time with their child.

The warm and welcoming Magic Moments environment encourages independent play and socialization for the very young child. Age-appropriate art projects are designed for parent and child to create together. Adult discussions about nutrition, sleep habits, and toilet training (among others) can help you weather the ever changing needs of your young toddler. Circle time includes songs, books and movement activities. At our Shabbat snack we cover our eyes to bless the candles, raise our sippy cups for the Kiddush and always enjoy the delicious challah.

“I love having my child learn the Jewish songs and prayers during Shabbat time.”

The cycle of the Jewish holidays guides our thematic units. We listen to the sound of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, count the flickering candles on the Hanukkah menorah, make hamantaschen from ‘scratch’ on Purim and sing “Dayeinu!” at our classroom seder on Passover.

Parents also enjoy time in class to socialize with each other. Many life-long friendships – for both parents and children – begin in Magic Moments!

The Magic Moments program was introduced to Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El’s early childhood programming over 20 years ago, helping to nurture a love of Judaism for very young children and their families.


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Thu, July 9 2020 17 Tammuz 5780