An early childhood program guided by Jewish teachings and values and inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia

Learning through investigation and experimentation

Respecting the unique contributions of each child

Expressing ideas through the creative arts


Thanksgiving Celebration

We all look forward to those special days throughout the year when parents and grandparents come into the center to create, explore, and discover together with their children.  This year we began our Thanksgiving celebration in the sanctuary where the children sang favorite songs for their families.  Later in the classrooms families enjoyed special snacks prepared by the children and shared in the children’s daily experiences of paint, collage, clay, blocks, stories, and... read more

Fall Family Dinner

  A family potluck dinner of favorite family recipes was held to celebrate Sukkot and the Thanksgiving season.  Watercolor papers prepared by the children were used by parents to trace the children’s hands and add messages of gratitude.  Handprint leaves from all the families are now hanging outside the classrooms on our tree of... read more

Our Hopes and Dreams

This fall, as we began a new school year, parents were asked to share their hopes and dreams for their children by writing their wishes on a ribbon that would become part of a school-wide art project.  In the studio the children constructed beaded wires and added their own hopes and dreams to the project.  We hope that these dreams will become part of the early childhood experience at Ohav... read more

Introduction to our Center

Temple Ohav Shalom Center for Early Learning is an early childhood program which is guided by Jewish values and inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia schools. We welcome all families into our preschool community. Learn more about our educational philosophy and commitment to quality early childhood education.

  • Visit our Programs page for more information on our preschool classes, extended day options, summer camps, and more.
  • Register for summer camp and fall classes
  • Learn more about our facility and our curriculum

To visit us and learn more about our program, please contact our director, Bonnie Valinsky: 412-369-0621


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