In partnership with the Meytarim Network and the Jerusalem Municipality, we operate a pluralistic preschool and kindergarten. The school’s philosophy is built on the precept of Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself, with a focus on cultivating children’s feelings of responsibility to one another and enthusiastic connection to Jewish roots.
The student body comes from Beit Yisrael families, Gilo Aleph public housing project families, and children from around the wider area. Classrooms are located in existing schools in the neighborhood, and we are currently working to expand to a first grade as well.
A poet is someone who is very happy and very sorrowful, who is quick to anger and who loves intensely, who feels strongly, is easily stirred up, and who sympathizes with others’ feelings. Children are like that too.
A philosopher is someone who is very observant, who ponders
And wants to know how things really are. Children are like that too. It is hard for children to say what they are feeling or what they are thinking about, because speech requires words. It is still harder for them to write. But children truly are philosophers and poets.