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L'dor V'dor! Providing for the Next Generation

Temple B'nai Torah is thrilled to announce the commencement of construction on our early childhood center, which will serve Jewish and local communities on the Eastside! The Center is situated on our existing temple campus located in Bellevue, Washington and is expected to open this year 2024. 

The Solomike Early Childhood Center offers a child-centered and directed learning environment, supporting the natural development of children through our Reggio Emilia-inspired approach. Our full-day, high-quality childcare program will operate 5 days per week, providing care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. 

We are also proud to serve lower-income families through the support of Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) program, which helps eligible families pay for childcare. Half of our 82 slots will be reserved for families participating in this program. While the Center will provide Jewish-focused content, our goal is to create a safe environment that instills an appreciation of every faith, race, gender, and culture, and nurtures a love of learning, creativity, sharing, and diversity.

About the Center

Our 5,000 square foot building will contain 5 classrooms, an office, and kitchen. The Center is situated adjacent to Temple B'nai Torah and will benefit from access to our shared communal space, including our library for kids and Temple sanctuary.  

The Solomike Early Childhood Center is made possible through the incredible support of our community, along with Washington Representative Tana Senn and Bellevue City Mayor Lynne Robinson. 

Want to learn more? Are you interested in enrollment, employment, or as a neighbor? Let us know! 

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In May 2023, our congregation unanimously approved this important project, committing to the long-term vision for early childhood education at TBT originally initiated by the Negrin Family and Rabbi Jim Mirel. Having successfully reached our fundraising goal of $1,500,000, we are now able to turn this vision into a reality!

Our profound gratitude for the tremendous generosity and support from our community; it is because of you that we have reached this incredible milestone. Together, we are forging a legacy of education and community for Temple B’nai Torah that will resonate for generations to come.

If you have not pledged yet, it is not too late to join your fellow congregants in making this vision a reality. Click here to make your pledge today!

Our deepest gratitude to the Negrin Family and Rabbi James (Jim) Mirel for driving the vision for Jewish early education at TBT.

And thank you to those who have pledged - for your belief in this vision and project, and for the actions you’ve taken to help us achieve it. Our success is because of you, and we’re so excited for what lies ahead!

Have questions? You can call us at 425-603-9677 or send an email to 

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784