Ganon Gil Jewish preschool in Poway, California.


Holiday celebrations are an exciting part of the early childhood experience at Ganon Gil. Families are invited and enjoy sharing in their children's emerging Jewish identity.

Here is a brief description of some of the fun events:

  • High Holidays - Special observances of Rosh Hashanhah and Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot - Party in the Sukkah! Enjoy the bounty of the season by making fruit salad and crafts with the Senior Program
  • Simchat Torah - Lots of singing and dancing around the sanctuary
  • Creation - Children dress in their favorite animal costume for a "Noah Parade"
  • Thanksgiving - Families gather for a pot luck feast luncheon
  • Chanukah - Children perform for their parents, followed by games, lots of latkas and other traditional food
  • Tu B'Shvat - Raise money to plant trees in Israel and gather for a pajama story night with music and a 7-species seder
  • Purim - Early childhood oriented carnival and the making (and eating!) of hamantaschen
  • Pesach - Rabbi and Cantor visit for a family seder
  • Shalom Picnic - Year-end celebration with games, promotion ceremony and lunch

We Welcome You to Schedule a Tour and Visit Our School

Ganon Gil is a great place to be! For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Director Marilyn Milne by calling 858-451-6558 or email