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Congregation Beth HaTephila

An Engaging, Inclusive, Reform Congregation in the Blue Ridge Mountains



Preschool (3-4 year olds)

Our preschool program is grounded in the belief that our sense of self in relation to community begins early. We provide preschool programming each Sunday for children, filling out mornings with play, exploration, creativity, song, and movement — and providing a sense of fun and belonging to our youngest students and their parents.

  • Tziporim (Hebrew for Birds) – Tziporim is our  program for three &four year olds. During this year, we teach Jewish Holidays and Shabbat through movement, art, and play. We also introduce regular themes of Shabbat, Tzedakah (charity), and Mitzvot (good deeds) so that our children come to understand through experiential learning the rhythm and the beauty of Jewish life.
  • Music – Each week in Religious School, we open our day in song during a part of our day we call “Kehila Tephila” (community prayer). Students, teachers, madrichim (teaching assistants), and parents join together in joyful songs (and often dance!) to get our day started right! Songleading is provided by our school’s Religious Education Director, Seth Kellam who  infuses our learning day with a little more harmony and joy.
Tue, March 5 2024 25 Adar I 5784