Whether you already celebrate or are looking to learn about the upcoming Jewish High Holidays, we invite you to join SCCM and The Gan for some hands-on fun!

Challah Making in honor of Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, 9/25 at 1:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year and, according to Jewish tradition, the beginning of humanity. Round challah is often featured in Rosh Hashanah meals because their circular shape symbolizes the ongoing nature of time and the round-and-round-ness of the year.

Children are invited to make a take-and-bake challah with us! Please note that this activity is free from dairy, egg and nuts but cross-contact may occur.

Friendship Cards in honor of Yom Kippur

Sunday, 10/2 at 1:30 PM

Yom Kippur is a day of atonement in Jewish tradition. Forgiving and asking for forgiveness are central themes to this holiday. Join us in making friendship cards for the special people in your life!

Wooden Ring Decorations for Sukkot

Sunday, 10/16 at 1:30 PM

Sukkot is a seven day holiday celebrating joy. After the exodus from Egypt, Jewish people built temporary huts or “sukkot” in the wilderness where they are and spent time placing a special emphasis on joy.  Four plant species are also prominently featured as a celebration of the harvest. Join us in making wooden ring decorations symbolizing unity and featuring the colors of the Lulav (palm branch) and Etrog (citron fruit)!

All activities are *free* with admission, however space is limited and participation is subject to capacity.


About The Gan

The Gan is a new Jewish Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool opening up in Pasadena. The Judaics program will imbue children with a love and joy for Jewish tradition through a hands-on approach, with a focus on Hebrew language and Jewish values. The goal is to provide young learners with a lifelong quest and love for learning, innovation, and thinking out of the box. The school is rooted in the belief that children are unique, with their own interests and learning styles. Visit THE GAN to learn more!