Gan Shelanu is Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s early childhood program for children aged six weeks through Pre-K.
The Gan, as it is affectionately called, provides a rich variety of learning experiences intended to stimulate the cognitive and social development of your child within a Jewish context. We work to instill in our students pride in their heritage, and the importance of community and giving back. This can be seen from our school’s activities: such as singing for residents at Knollwood Place and Sholom Home; tzedakah projects including collecting pajamas for the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and planting trees in Israel; and the coordination of Gan family volunteers who deliver Rosh Hashanah apple and honey baskets and Purim Mishloach Manot to Adath’s elderly and home-bound congregants. All students at the Gan enjoy music sessions led by a music specialist. Our "older" students participate in special science and Hebrew curriculum.
Gan Shelanu provides programs for children 20 months (as of September 1) - PreKindergarten. Classes are held each weekday during the 9-month school year, from September to May. Depending on the age of the child, you may choose from the following options: two day Toddler Class, three day Toddler or Preschool Class and five day Toddler, Preschool, or PreKindergarten Class.
An important component of our program is community. You and your child will make lifelong friends. Sharing holiday celebrations, watching your child learn Jewish customs and traditions, and feeling a part of the larger Adath community, all serve to enhance your child’s (and your family’s) experience.
When you enroll your child in any of Gan Shelanu’s programs, you become part of our community. By sharing holiday celebrations and watching your child learn Jewish customs and traditions, you and your child will make lifelong friends and become part of the larger Adath community.