Jewish Traditions

& Holidays

Adath Jeshurun Preschool has been dedicated to children and childcare since 1953 and is one of only a few preschools in North America to receive the prestigious United Synagogue Solomon Schechter Award for excellence in early childhood education. We provide Jewish programming, exposing all of our students to Judaism to help build relationships with our greater community. Even though the majority of the children who attend are not Jewish, they have the opportunity to learn about our culture, history and celebrations.

AJ Preschool families are always welcome to join in community events, services, and celebrations with

Congregation Adath Jeshurun - no matter who they are.


September 6-8

Rosh Hashanah ~ Jewish New Year 

Commonly known as the Feast of Trumpets.

September 15-16

Yom Kippur ~ The Day of Atonement

September 20-22

Sukkot ~ Jewish festival commemorating the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness.

September 27-29

Simchat Torah ~ celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle

November 28-December 6

Chanukah ~ Festival of Lights

January 16-17

Tu Bishvat ~ the "New Year of the Trees"

or Jewish Arbor Day

March 16-17



Each Friday at AJ Preschool we celebrate the Sabbath (Shabbat) with songs, stories, and challah! During non-COVID times we enjoy an all-school Friday Sing-along with Cantor Lipp!

Purim ~ commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, the royal vizier to King Ahasuerus. 

April 15-22

Passover ~ major Jewish spring festival which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

For updated resources on Jewish Holidays and Traditions that you can celebrate and share as a family together, visit PJ Library's Jewish Holiday's page, click HERE

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