Gan Shalom accepts children who are between 2 years and 5 years of age as of September 1st of the enrolling year. Enrollment applications, together with a $110.00 application fee, are accepted as of mid-November. Admission decisions are made beginning in February. Admission to Keshet, our 2 year old program, is made on rolling basis pending availability of space in the 2 year old classroom.  Children must be 2 years old to be admitted.

Gan Shalom Preschool offers an all day program with options for early morning (7:30-9:00 am), morning (9:00 am-1:00 pm), and afternoon programs (1:00-5:30 pm). Preference in admission is given to children signing up for the full day in this order:

 Children of Congregation Beth Israel members

 Siblings of previously enrolled Gan Shalom children

 Residents of the immediate neighborhood

 All other applicants.

Enrollment is also based upon the readiness of the child, and on the need to balance age and gender in the class. Gan Shalom does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin.

Visits to the school can be arranged Monday through Thursday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

For more information on admissions and scholarship opportunities, please call Emma Schnur, director at (510) 848-3298 or email