Gan Hebrew Immersion Preschool

Program Details

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open!
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Additional Info

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Queen Anne location
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Kavana's Gan is the only Hebrew-Immersion preschool in Seattle.  With that comes “Ruach yisraelit” – an Israeli atmosphere. It’s hard to put this into words, but it means you’ll experience the right blend of flexibility and structure, approachable teachers, project-based learning, and exposure to Israeli & Jewish music and culture.

Kavana's Gan offers many opportunities for children to explore Jewish traditions and customs and build a sense of Jewish identity in a fun way. Our educators have adopted a hands-on, play-based approach that encourages imagination, creativity. Each child will be provided with a lot of personalized attention and support in a nurturing and engaging environment -– we have a single classroom, with an intimate group of kids and a low student-teacher ratio (and two to three adults in the classroom at all times).  

The Gan program runs Monday through Friday, from 9am-1pm and parents have the option of enrolling their child(ren) anywhere from three to five (consistent) days per week. The Gan takes place at Kavana H.Q. on Queen Anne.

2019-2020 Schedule

Our Gan will meet Monday through Friday, from September 4th through June 18th, except for the following days:

September 30 (Rosh Hashanah)
October 1 (Rosh Hashanah)
October 8 - 9 (Erev/Yom Kippur)
October 14 - 15 (Sukkot)
October 21 - 22 (Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah)
November 27 – 29 (Thanksgiving break)
December 23 – January 3 (Winter break)
January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
February 17-21 (Presidents Day/Mid-Winter break)
April 8 - 15 (Passover break)
May 25 (Memorial Day)
May 29 (Shavuot)

Interested in enrolling your child in our Gan?

Please email us to set up a time to talk with our lead Gan teacher and so we can make sure there is still space in the program on the days that you are interested in.

Program Staff

Yehudit Blume
Yehudit Blume
Lead Gan Educator

Yehudit has been teaching in Kavana’s Gan (Hebrew Immersion Preschool) since the fall of 2010. Yehudit was born and raised in Israel, and has a teaching certificate and over twenty years of experience working with children of all ages. 

Dana Elraviv
Dana Elraviv
Gan Educator

Dana, a native Israeli and a mother of 3, moved to Seattle with her family in the summer of 2016 after traveling the world and living in various locations including the US, Asia and the Middle East.

A professional interior designer, Feng Shui expert & color therapist, Dana is passionate about creating harmonious living spaces that support people in their day to day life.

She fell in love with Kavana's energy right from the start and is hoping to drizzle a bit of her own positive influences and creativity on its Gan community as the new assistant teacher.

Dana founded and has been running the Hebrew speaking Israeli Co-op in Seattle for the past two years. In her spare time she loves, diy projects, yoga, being in nature, spending time with family & friends and making dreams come true.

Liat Holcberg
Liat Holcberg
Gan Educator

Liat moved to Seattle two years ago. Before she called Seattle home, she lived in Chicago and is originally from Israel. She lives with her husband, Tal, son Aidan and her sweet dog, Perah. She has worked with children for the past four years and before that was an ice skating instructor and has had lots of experience working with animals at a vetrinarian clinic. Liat has a degree in psychology and communications.