In this edition of Ma Hadash, you will find information and updates including:
Reminders and Notices from the Gan Office 
Parking lot this Friday, February 16th at morning drop-off    
There will be a bris at Adas around 8:15am on Friday morning, and the family is expecting about 200 guests. We will send many extra staff to help with the carpool line, but please be aware that the parking lot will be very full during morning drop-off and there may not be any spaces to park. We appreciate your cooperation and patience. 
Car Seats    
The Gan would love any car seats your children have outgrown. We like to keep a few on hand for emergencies. They should have a current date (not be expired). Thank you!
President's Day Closure       
The Gan will be closed on Monday, February 19th for President's Day
    2018-2019 Enrollment Update
The Gan is filling quickly for the 2018-2019 School Year! Please remember to submit your $300 application fee followed by your $1,000 deposit within two weeks of receiving an acceptance letter in order to secure your child's spot. Pay the registration fee here, and the deposit here
Purim at Adas
Sing-along, Costume Parade, & Carnival!
Sunday, February 25th at 9:30am **Registration is required** 
On Sunday, February 25, Families with Young Children are invited to join us for a Purim Sing-Along starting at 9:30am and leading directly into our Costume Parade at 10:00am in the Charles E Smith Sanctuary. Following the costume parade, children ages five and under are invited for a special time on the moon bounces, from 10:30-11:00 in Kay Hall. After the bounce fun, children and their parents should head downstairs with their parents to Cohen Hall for games, art, and carnival photos until noon! 
Register here!
Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
This Friday, February 16th at 5pm
Join us for our special monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services! It all starts at 5:00 with a Happy Half Hour in Cohen Hall (the Gan space). This is time for the adults to shmooze with wine and cheese to tide you over, and there is a built-in playdate for the children. Services will begin at 5:30, followed by a delicious dinner at 6:15. Come for some of all of this special evening!
Registration is required and closes today! Register here
Contact Jocelyn for dietary concerns or general questions.
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School Lunch
Register now for School Lunch. Check out our upcoming menu, and remember that the deadline to register is the 23rd of each month. Registration for March lunches will close on February 23rd. 
    An Article from Darci
The Jewish Nature of Reggio Emila Early Childhood Education by Dr. Gabe Goldman
Many Jewish early childhood educators and schools have adopted a type of early childhood education called Reggio Emilia (named after the location in Italy where the approach originated post-World War II). Never have I witnessed such a broad range of Jewish schools enthusiastically embracing the same approach; from secular Jewish schools to Orthodox schools and from congregation schools to day schools. Ironically, few of these schools consciously chose Reggio Emilia because of the harmony between Reggio and Jewish beliefs about children and education. Most of the schools adopted the Reggio approach because of its educational excellence. However, the longer schools have employed Reggio Emilia, the clearer it has become that there is something very “Jewish” about Reggio Emilia... Read more here
Community Offerings
Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child
Click here to learn more about this 10-session program for parents of children (ages preschool through early adolescence) with challenging behaviors. 
University of Maryland Shyness Study
The University of Maryland is conducting a study on shyness in preschoolers. If your child is shy and you would like to participate in this reaseach opportunity, please email or call 301-405-5227. You can also find more information about them on their website and on Facebook.
Happenings at Adas
JMCW Yoga 
The Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington hosts weekly Jewish Yoga classes that offer a home to those who wish to explore embodied spirituality. These classes seek to awaken and stimulate the senses through a full mind/body exploration of asana. Drawing inspiration from Mussar, Kabbalah, and the wisdom of Jewish thinkers, this class reinterprets “Jewish Yoga” weekly. *Mats and props are provided. For updated weekly scheduling please refer to the synagogue-wide calendar. 
Tuesdays 10:15-11:30am Morning Awakening Restorative Yoga
Wednesdays 6:30-7:20pm
Sundays 11am-12:15pm
Shabbat Morning Babysitting: Now Available!
For children ages 4-7
To enrich your Shabbat morning davening experiences, our wonderful Gan teachers will be providing babysitting for children ages 4-7. Babysitting will be available from 9:30-11am in the art room (343). While this service will be provided free of charge, pre-registration is required. To register, click here.
Spring Kangaroos
For children 18-24 months old. Children in this program have the opportunity to get to know Gan HaYeled as a warm and secure place, while exploring the facilities and materials of the Gan. Email Abby to register! 
Email Jocelyn for questions about other programs for children under age 2. 
13-15 Class Photos
16 Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
19 Gan Closed
26-March 2 Gan Dress-Up Days
28 Gan Purim Spiel
16 Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
27 Burning of Chametz
28 Gan Seder
30 Gan Closed for Passover Break
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Washington, DC 20008
One Block from the
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