After-school Activities

The After School Activities Program is back by popular demand and newly augmented to provide an amazing array of age-appropriate enrichment programming. Beginning in October for 3s and 4s, and starting in November for 2s,  and then continuing through May, classes will follow the Temple Beth Shalom Nursery school calendar with the exception of Wednesday, December 20 and March 28 and the last week of school (no After School classes May 29- June 1). Programs are now available Mondays thru Thursdays until 2:00 pm for 3s and 4s,and 2s can enjoy their class on Thursdays Until 12:30 pm. Here’s how it works--after morning nursery school classes end, participating children will enter the lively world of After School. Our 2s, 3s and 4s will bring their own prepared lunch and beverage to school and enjoy the pleasure of having lunch together with friends, having additional recreational time both indoors and out, followed by these phenomenal opportunities with Nursery School staff and specialists:

MONDAYS 3s & 4s together, 2:00 pm dismissal   October 2-May 21

Scribble Art

Scribble Art is a developmentally based art program that sparks creativity and creates a life skill of art appreciation in children.  Scribble Art instuctors will engage your children in an exploration of art materials including collage, painting, drawing, scultpure and printmaking, while encouraging visual literacy (analyzing artwork and images) all while having a great time.

TUESDAYS 3s & 4s together, 2:00 pm dismissal   October 3-May 22

Terrific Tuesdays

 Terrific Tuesdays offers a dazzling range of activities, fluctuating specialist for the Fall's Kaleidescope (music, drama, and culinary arts), Winter's, Gym Guyz (sports, physical training, and kick boxing) and Springs Let's Go! (travel Israel and througout the U.S.) -- weaving in Hebrew .  We'll additionally weaving in Hebrew language and culture as we trot the globe and arriving in Israel just in time for Spring holidays celebrations and conversational Hebrew with Religious School Principal Laurence Holzman.

WEDNESDAYS, separate classes, 2:00 pm dismissal  3s & 4's October 4-May 23  (no classes December 20, March 28)


Cooking & More for 3s will allow a healthy hands-on exploration of how to create delicious recipes, and experiment with growing food too!  Instructor Sue Malat joins us to each your children to love cooking in a fun environment.  Mad Science for 4s returns for their nineteenth year and continues to provide extraordinary hands-on and interactive age-appropriate science experiences that—as highlighted in the New York Times—provide fun and exciting activities and take-home projects that give children a clearer understanding of what science is really about and how it aects the world around them as taught by the likes of scientists Neutron Nancy and Johnny Argon!

THURSDAYS separate classes:
2s - 12:30 dismissal November 2 - May 24; 3s & 4s - 2:00 pm dismissal  October 5 - May 24

2s -  Terrific Twos meets on Thursdays for a special fun story time, crafts and play skills development "after school",  including the camaraderie fo lunch together. 3s + 4sMotion Commotion brings back wonderful Michelle Wurf (MK Dance) to provide playful and productive classes that develop cool moves, awesome group cooperation and turn-taking, and super fun for everyone.

Although we deeply regret when this happens, please note that if the Temple is closed due to the weather then the After School program will not be held or re-scheduled.