23 Tishri 5777 • 25 October 2016

About Our School

Founded in 1973, the Preschool at Temple Beth Israel provides a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for children ages two to five. Our preschool is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and we participate in the Universal Pre-K Program, under the authorization of the Port Washington School District.

All children receive the highest quality learning experiences to develop their natural curiosity, imagination and self esteem. We also take pride in giving your children the foundation for a successful, happy school life as well as the first steps toward a Jewish education.The joy of the holidays and Shabbat are celebrated through crafts, song, storytelling and cooking.

Truck Day at TBI!

Truck Day at TBI!

Parents and caregivers are always welcome at TBI. We encourage each family to share in their child’s everyday experiences as well as in the Temple’s festivities throughout the year. Many parents join us for Shabbat where they can also read a special story to the class after our songs and prayers. Parents are also welcome to share their special skills with our students.

During the year, the students and their families participate in a Friday night service that is designed specifically for the preschool children. We also have a Preschool Saturday morning Shabbat service, followed by a kiddush. The Nursery School Havdalah Service provides the parents a chance to socialize while the children play in one of the classrooms. When it is time for bidding Shabbat goodbye, the children join their parents for the beautiful candle ceremony and then dinner.

What Parents Say:
“Our TBI experience has created long lasting friendships for myself and my children.”

“The teachers provided my child with warmth and love, making our separation process easy.”
“I sent all four of my children through the program and highly recommend it!”

We offer a variety of programs to meet your family’s needs:

Toddlers (2 years by 12/1/16) 3 days: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30 – 12:00

* Four day/week option subject to minimum registration levels


*4 days: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri


9:30 – 12:00

Three Year Old Class (3 years by 12/1/16)


** Five day/week option subject to minimum registration levels

4 days: Mon-Thurs 9:00 – 1:00
**5 days: Mon-Thurs


9:00 – 1:00

9:00 – 12:00

Pre-K Class (4 years by 12/1/16) 5 days:   Mon-Thurs


9:00 – 2:00

9:00 – 12:00

*** Extended Fridays subject to minimum registration levels. ***5 days: Mon-Friday 9:00 – 2:00


For more information contact Allison Okun at 516-767-1708 ext. 7 or tbinursery@tbiport.org.