RS Buerger Early Learning Center Enrollment

The RS Buerger Early Learning Center (ELC) enrollment is now open!  To learn more about Center City’s only full-time Jewish preschool, and to secure a place for your child, please contact the FELS enrollment representative, Eileen Lashin, at 215-635-5570 x125 or

As we finalize plans for our September 2010 opening, we’d love your input.  Please respond to the Early Learning Center Survey.

The site of the ELC will be Rodeph Shalom’s new property (619 North Broad Street, right across Mt. Vernon Street). This starter location will provide children with an onsite, secured outdoor playground as well as regular use of the Sanctuary and the active involvement of the RS rabbis. The ELC will serve children six weeks to five years of age. Our ELC partner is Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), which is known throughout the region as a premier provider of care and education for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. FELS will manage the program utilizing the highest standards of child care and will strive for NAEYC and Keystone Stars current standards.

While the ELC welcomes the diversity of Center City, our primary mission is to serve members of Congregation Rodeph Shalom and the broader Jewish community. Therefore, RS members will have first priority in ELC enrollment.  For RS Membership information, please contact Catherine Fischer 215-627-6747 x46 or

One Response to RS Buerger Early Learning Center Enrollment

  1. sarah kern says:

    Dear Jill,
    A lovely tradition at several synagogue pre-schools is the Shabbat service on Friday mornings. The children gather in the sanctuary for a mini service and mini Torah reading. Children learn the hymns and prayers and become familiar with the lovely rituals of the Jewish Sabbath. An extra bonus is the delivery of challah loaves to the preschool which is then distributed to parents for their Shabbat dinners. (This is a service which parents must sign up for.) Parents are always invited as guests to this weekly ritual.

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