Community: Jewish Preschool – Readers’ Choice 2023

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Congregation Beth Sholom

(415) 221-8736
A new ReadersChoice winner in this category this year, Beth Sholoms preschool is inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and infused with Judaic values and culture. Parent education workshops, ongoing teacher education, and individual counseling with families all are integral parts of the program.

Shalom School

(415) 831-8399
Committed to supporting families in developing the minds, hearts, and souls of our young children,” Shalom School helps children ages 18 months to 5 years develop critical thinking skills, socially appropriate interactions and Jewish pride and love for living a Jewish life. Art, music, sports and outdoor play are all included for full-time and part-time students.



JCC East Bay

(510) 848-0237
Emphasizing intentional play-based learning that allows children to make sense of the world around them, the JCC East Bays award-winning preschool focuses on the whole child, helps children develop social-emotional and critical thinking skills and  integrates a variety of activities into the daily schedule and connects Jewish values with anti-bias education.”

Temple Sinai

(510) 451-3263 •
The David Pregerson Preschool is a Jewish, play-based preschool that serves children ages 2-5. The school believes in growing mensches — good people.” Jewish values are at the core of teaching and learning, and as a community, we celebrate Jewish life through stories, music, cooking, Shabbat and holiday celebrations,” showing respect and honoring all.



Oshman Family JCC

(650) 223-8788 •
The Leslie Family Preschool, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, is known for its atmosphere that inspires healthy relationships and positive learning experiences. The approach to learning is both creative and organic, driven by the childrens curiosity and desire for mutual growth among educators, families and students,” and helps youngsters develop a love of learning.

Peninsula JCC

(650) 378-2670
Everyone is welcome at this multicultural, multifaith learning community of children, their families, and educators.” The  curriculum is grounded in the values and traditions of Jewish scholarship that elevate inquiry (Drash), friendship (Hevruta), and ethical values (Tzedakah).” Children take part in experiences based on their own interests and exploration.



Osher Marin JCC

(415) 444-8162 •
The Osher Marin JCC preschool now offers programs in two locations for ages 18 months to 5 years. Both programs provide the best foundation for a lifelong love of learning,” as educators engage children in indoor and outdoor spaces that provoke wonder, curiosity, and social connection.” The curriculum is rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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