Youngest Students (Below Age 5)
We welcome our children at Rodeph Shalom starting with birth. We commonly see infants at Tot Shabbat and our children continue to grow together on Shabbat mornings until they reach the Pre Kindergarten year.
Buerger Early Learning Center (ELC)
The Buerger Early Learning Center is a Joint Program of Congregation Rodeph Shalom and Federation Early Learning Services. While diversity will be welcomed and valued, our first priority will be to serve the members of the congregation. In an effort to support the many different family structures and career paths of our community’s parents, the ELC offers both part-time and full-day schedules for children ages 6 weeks-5.
We welcome students who reach age 4 before September 1 into our Mercaz Limud program in a limited and introductory fashion. These students attend Sunday mornings about once every other week. They have a dedicated teacher and unlike the regular Mercaz Limud students they circulate a little bit less throughout the building. This is a great way for both children and parents to get used to the environment on Sunday mornings and to begin building friendships that will last a lifetime. The students focus on learning about Shabbat while also receiving enrichment from all of our specialists in the Mercaz Limud Program. They also attend morning services (with parents) and begin to find comfort in the sanctuary and prayerbook.