Temple B’nai Abraham offers many educational opportunities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Housed in the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center of Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston, the temple’s Early School, preschool program and Jewish Learning Program, for grades K through 12, are widely acknowledged to be among the finest in New Jersey, according to a release.

The Early School, B’nai Abraham’s early childhood program, for toddlers to children age 5, is a child’s first formal learning experience involving progressive development in which each level has its own age-specific program and goals. All Early School programs welcome members and nonmembers. The Early School offers a comprehensive STEAM-based — science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — early childhood curriculum including reading readiness, math, science, writing, movement, music and the arts, as well as extended day activities. Classes meet Mondays to Fridays, offering before- and after-school care hours.

The Tot Time program, for parents, caregivers and their children, ages 12 months to 23 months, is an innovative, year-long program, offered on Mondays and/or Tuesdays, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Early School Camp, which boasts a new state-of-the-art Splash Pad Park, is a great place to be for seven weeks during the summer, Monday to Friday, for 2- to 5-year-olds. Tot Time Camp, a program for parents with toddlers ages 12 months to 23 months, meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in July and August.

For Early School information, contact Deborah Aronson Ziering, director of early childhood education, at 973-994-7016 or at [email protected]

The Jewish Learning Program, for children in kindergarten through grade 12, meets on weekdays, on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays, is dedicated to working jointly with JLP families to teach all children the skills, knowledge and values they will need to be lifelong learners. The educational program works to foster deep knowledge of and sense of responsibility toward Judaism and a commitment and connection to Jewish life, community and Israel. The Primary Experience, for children in kindergarten through grade two, open to member and nonmembers, meets once each week, on either Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. Programming for children in grades three through six offers sessions from 4 to 5:30 p.m. or from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Mechinah Year for seventh-graders meets Tuesdays, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Temple B’nai Abraham’s Makom program, for teens in grades eight through 12, is designed to keep teens engaged with the synagogue and the Jewish friendships they have made there. The hope is to engage their minds in new ways of thinking about Jewish living, community, politics, history and Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. The program combines the informal learning of Tikkun Olam and BBG/AZA with a more formal structured learning environment.

For JLP information, contact Director of Jewish Learning Melissa Weiner at 973-994-3950 or at [email protected]