PALS Preschool Program

PALS (Preschoolers and Little Siblings) is a free, family-friendly series of programs designed and hosted by the Solomon Schechter Day School. At every PALS event, preschoolers enjoy entertainment and projects that are engaging, educational and interactive. Hands-on activities that teach Jewish values are woven into every PALS. PALS programs take place at 60 Stein Circle, Newton. For more information, email Stephanie Maroun.

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Hanukkah Happens! - Presented PJ Library and PALS!

Monday, December 4  4:00-4:15 p.m. – pre-story time activity, 4:15-5:00 p.m. – stories and crafts
Come and get cozy in good company! PJ Library is visiting for Hanukkah, so bring your fuzziest slippers and warm up with friends and glowing candles. Settle in for sufganiyot, latkes and endearing Hanukkah stories that shed light on determination and dedication.

Be Super!

Wednesday, January 24 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Bam! Kapow! Shazam! Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes! We will design a ready-to-wear cape, then jump into an action-packed afternoon. Famous Jewish superheroes will come to life as we discover what courage and strength are all about. Find the power in YOU!

Purim Fun

Tuesday, February 27 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
A rubber chicken + a unicycle + costumes + balloons + hamantaschen = the annual PALS Purim party! It all adds up to big time kooky, comical fun and a little bit of serious business, too, as we assemble mishloach manot for a local nursing home. Please come in costume!

Passover Hide and Seek

Tuesday, March 27 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Are you ready for a Passover obstacle course? How about a holiday scavenger hunt? From frogs to Pharaoh and hametzto hail, Passover is full of adventure! Get ready to hurdle through history as the story of ancient Israelites’ exodus from Egypt unfolds around us. We’ll participate in a lively interactive journey with plenty of plagues, exciting escapes and the timeless tales of our ancestors. Please come in sneakers!

A PALS Yom Ha’atzmaut Party

Thursday, April 19 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Join us for a pretend trip to Israel to “meet” some very real animals who make Israel their home. From dolphins off the coast of Eilat to ibex in the nature reserves at Ein Gedi, we will enjoy activities designed to teach us about Israel’s modern inhabitants...who just happen to have fur and fins. The lions, crocodiles and hippos of ancient Israel will also come to life through crafts, songs and movement.

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Gan Shelanu
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-796-5500
F: 617-796-5571
Shaller Campus - Lower School
Gosman Building
60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-964-7765 F: 617-964-8693
Shoolman Campus – Upper School
Marcus Building
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-928-9100 F: 617-964-9401

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