Little ones are invited to bring their favorite Grown Up (parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc)

to enjoy weekday classes, Shabbat programs, and more!

Our new early childhood programs are in partnership with our friends at the

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and Schechter Bergen.


Registration is required and is now open!

A partnership of Schechter Bergen & Temple Emanu-El of Closter

  • Spring Dates: January 22nd – May 23rd (30 sessions)
  • This program will be offered in two cohorts that meet two mornings a week at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM.  A Monday/Wednesday group that will be at Solomon Schechter Day School (275 McKinley Ave, New Milford, NJ 07646), and a Tuesday/Thursday group that will be at Temple Emanu-El of Closter (180 Piermont Rd. Closter, NJ 07624).
  • Price: $900 SSDS Family or TE Member, $1,050 public

Little ones are invited to bring their favorite grown-up to enjoy a class filled with exploration and excitement! Using natural, open-ended materials and through a lens inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, children and their grown-ups will discover the wonder in their world through music and play. During some sessions, grown-ups will enjoy conversations with experts from the Schechter Bergen and Temple Emanu-El communities. Together, we will discuss topics that are important to families with young children, all while the children play alongside us.

To register CLICK HERE!

Presented by Temple Emanu-El of Closter

  • Meets 1-2 times a month on Sundays, 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
  • October 1st – May 5th (13 classes)
  • Instructor: Morah Debbie Freesman
  • Price: $250 TE member, $360 Public

Join us on select Sundays for our TE Explorers: Sunday Fun for Pre-K program at Temple Emanu-El! Our TE Explorers will spend their mornings learning, singing along with Matty Roxx, enjoying snacks and playground fun! This program is open to the community.
*All participants MUST be potty trained.

Program Dates: 10/1, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10, 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 5/5

To register please emai Rachael Candoni at