East Bay

Gan Shalom Preschool

Congregation Beth Israel 1630 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 848-3298 Fax: (510) 843-5058 gsberkeley@gmail.com www.ganshalomberkeley.org
Director Dr. Beatrice Balfour (510) 848-3298 director@ganshalomberkeley.org

Developmental program for ages 2 to 5 years. Early morning program with extended day care available. Diverse Jewish community dedicated to children’s learning through hands-on experience with music, dramatic play, arts and crafts, science and language arts.  The school teaches the importance of community and relationships: how one can strive to be the best person they can be. Fostering imagination and ideas, creating learning situations through which kids can grow both individually and collectively.

The family does not have to belong to Congregation Beth Israel. Although the school is part of a Modern Orthodox synagogue, many families are affiliated with other Jewish denominations, are not traditionally observant, or are secular or interfaith. The staff works to ensure everyone a level of comfort and connection to the preschool community.