Nursery School

thumb_NSHandLogocroppedWhat is special about Temple Beth El Nursery School?

EVERYTHING!  Exceptional, developmentally appropriate curriculum. NAEYC Accredited. Excellent student/teacher ratio.  Experienced and enthusiastic teachers. Warm and nurturing environment. A great ‘family’ to be part of.

Temple Beth El Nursery School is proud to announce its before and after care program!  We continue to be committed to providing quality Jewish education to our families.  Our program allows families who need full day care to obtain that quality of education at an affordable cost. We are excited to be responding to the needs of the community in a way that best serves our youngest congregants!

Temple Beth El Nursery School, established in 1958 and now directed by Beth Kramer-Mazer, provides a nurturing and trusting environment where children are free to explore, experiment and learn about their world, as well as develop a foundation for a love of Judaism through music, holiday celebrations, and interaction with our rabbi.

The Nursery School is a truly unique and wonderful place for children to learn and grow.  It provides a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment, which promotes positive learning experiences, builds strong self-esteem and nurtures inherent curiosity.  This student-centered, discussion-based, learning gives children the freedom to explore and to take risks as they develop.

At Temple Beth El the focus is on educating the “whole child”  —socially, emotionally and academically.  The children learn by doing, by exploring and by questioning.  The extremely qualified and nurturing teachers act as facilitators, helping to guide children into hands-on activities that prompt critical thinking and insightful conversations.  In this setting each child is valued as a learner, a teacher, a classmate and a friend.

bakingTemple Beth El Nursery School is a place where students and teachers journey together constructing the building blocks to guide our  children to become lifetime learners.  Meanwhile, Jewish identity is enhanced as the children celebrate Shabbat and the holidays through songs, stories, puppetry, craft, and cooking. Children leave Temple Beth El Nursery School with a strong sense of self as well as the skills they will need to succeed in an elementary school setting.


Nursery School Book Fair

Beginning, Wednesday, December 14th, we will be partnering with Usborne Books and More for an in-school book fair. Usborne is the 2015 Independent Publisher of the Year and its books are truly the highest quality we have ever seen. They offer a variety of educational and interactive books for infants – teens.

The book fair will be located in the temple lobby from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on December 14th 15th and 16th. Books will be available to purchase via cash or credit card.

In addition to purchasing at our school, you can also take advantage of our online shopping site! Click HERE to access our page. At check out, you will be prompted to choose an event, please select event 503628 “Temple Beth El.”  In order to avoid shipping charges, you may select “Direct Ship Hostess” during the checkout process.  Orders will be available to pick up here at school 4-6 weeks after the fair closes. If you would like to receive your books faster, you can choose to have your order shipped to your home.  The shipping charge is a flat rate of $6 for orders up to $75 and 8% of your order for orders over $75 (books should arrive within 7-10 business days).

There are over 1500 titles in the Usborne collection for babies up to young adults. To help you familiarize yourself with some of them, please take a few minutes and watch the following video and view their online catalog – I think you will be impressed!

Introduction to Usborne Books & More

Usborne Books and More Online Catalog


Usborne will offer Beth El a 50% match on the profits from the book sales, which will enable us to receive FREE books to bolster our classrooms.  We feel this is a wonderful opportunity for our school as early literacy is such an important foundation of our program.

If you have any questions about Usborne books please don’t hesitate to contact our Usborne Rep,  Melissa Landy at

We hope to see you at the Fair!