Kim's Korner

Rosh Hashanah

Starting tomorrow, our school will be closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah, “the Jewish New Year.” Unlike the secular New Year which occurs in January, Rosh Hashanah begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which occurs in September this year. It mar…

New School Year

As we began the school year, it was also a time of reflection and stock-taking for the Early Childhood Department. We looked at our classrooms and tried to assess in what ways they might be improved as the new school year commenced. We focused on making changes, both to our physical spaces a…

New Early Childhood Ed Director takes the reins

This month longtime Jewish educator Kathy Klein starts as Director of Early Childhood Education at the Shaw JCC. Klein has been a teacher in the JCC for over 25 years. 


In 2008, she was selected as one of five Jewish educators nationwide to receive an Ethical Start Achievement Award fr…

Shaw JCC, Lippman offer new transitional kindergarten program

“This enhanced readiness program will support the students’ love of learning, and will help them develop their social, emotional, self regulation, and cognitive skills” says Melanie Drouin,