United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Special Activities

Library Time is scheduled for each of our preschool classes. Children in Tov and above will sign out library books to take home on a weekly basis.

Music: Our music specialist teaches music, both secular and Jewish, three times per week. The children learn holiday songs, prayers, and traditions while singing along to traditional and non-traditional tunes. Sessions include both vocal and instrumental music.

Movement is scheduled at least once a week and integrates exercise with music through listening, imitating movements, coordination, and sequencing.

Yoga is a structure of physical exercise that unites the mind, body, and breath in an enjoyable way for children. Each practice contains breathing exercises, warm-up activities, yoga poses, games, relaxation, and more. The benefits of yoga for children support positive and challenging paths for all their activities in school, sports, and play.

Science: Children are natural scientists.  Science will give the children a perfect opportunity to explore concepts and skills that will deepen their understanding of the world around them. In science the children will be involved with hands-on experiments, make observations, predictions, be encouraged to reflect with open-ended questions, and problem solve.

Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) is celebrated every Friday during the school year from 11:30 a.m. – noon with prayers and music. Our rabbis delight the children with opportunities for learning Jewish values and traditions. Children are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item or paper product to donate to the Jewish Food Pantry for tzedakah (charity). During the year, each child in Chalutzim, Chaverim, and Shalom is assigned to be Shabbat King or Queen and his/her family is invited to join in their child’s classroom at 11:00 a.m. for Shabbat blessings and a story. The school community will then come together for services at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel.