HaGan, our Jewish preschool program for ages 2-4, is the only one of its kind in Kern County and one of the Bakersfield Jewish community’s most precious jewels. Our students celebrate a model Shabbat table service each week. They learn about holy days and festivals, about Noah’s ark and Abraham and Sarah and baby Moses. Our children delight in the retelling of the Purim Megillah, dress in costumes, cheer for Esther and Mordecai and “Boo Haman!” At their model seder each year, they re-enact the Exodus and “cross the Red Sea,” then search for the hidden, chocolate-covered afikoman their teacher, the beloved “Miss Irene,” carefully hides for them. Most of all, in HaGan, our children form bonds with one another that last a lifetime. We often have a waiting list, so be sure to sign your little ones up in advance to ensure a spot.
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At Congregation (~: Chai :~) we believe that Jewish learning is a lifetime project. Judaism offers a wealth of rich, deep, sophisticated ideas which are most useful for adults. Adults make decisions about raising children, choosing careers, medical care for themselves and loved ones, where to live and whom to love. Adults need the guidance of a religious system to help them through this maze of serious choices. Adults also experience fully the deep sorrow of loss and the great joy of true love. Jewish tradition can guide adults throug these emotional highs a lows.
Adult learning at (~: Chai :~) equips our lifelong learners to face the complexity of their lives armed with Jewish knowledge. Whether taking a Basic Judaism course, or an advanced Talmud seminar, our learners come away from the experience with a greater appreciation of Judaism’s profound depths, and a greater understanding of how to lead an inspired life.
Please join us at any one of our course offerings this year. Membership is not required, and many of the classes have a nominal charge or are free!
All are Invited
We welcome everyone, Jewish or not, Member or not, to attend our classes and programs. Please join us!
Enrollment and Cancellation Policies
Some classes and programs have limited enrollments.
Register early to avoid disappointment.
If enrollment is too low, an event or class may be canceled.
To be notified of schedule changes or cancellations, you must be preregistered.
FORMS TO DOWNLOAD
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Wandering Views Film Series
Case evenit, anulus tamen magno et fortissimo et fremuit capillum inflexum et vanae sunt – A. … – Oops! Si autem in domum vi mergi ululatus noiselessly de vobis. – Loren Ipsum. Ford quiete. – Vos volo a radiis collega plena mures mundi … – Sed quid dicam ei tempus. In hora cogitare. – Imo nihil Si debeat permanere? – Certe mortuus est, partim quod aqua. Sic dixit. – Quid vero daturos se airlock et res back to have multus of Betelgeuse, dashboard quod raro contingit. Alia autem est subito? – Finis sit idem probatur Dent tibi centum terga justo. – Dixit eis bene vivere velis. Mures, senex.
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