Hebrew School

Gan HaLev offers Jewish education for children and adolescents, covering culture, ritual and hebrew language learning.

Penina Maier Jewish School

Gan HaLev — the Jewish Congregation of the San Geronimo Valley — will begin its 16th year of Jewish education for children.

Please download these documents for the Penina Maier Jewish School


We plan to offer several class levels, and your child will be placed by appropriate level and age. This year we are offering a monthly Kinder Class program of music and play for preschoolers and their families.

Classes will meet at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Geronimo.

Throughout the year there will be family Shabbat services, field trips to other congregations, and other Family Education activities and experiences. Children and their families participate and help plan these activities and take part in High Holiday services and other Jewish holiday celebrations offered by the Congregation.

Youngsters attending our school come from communities throughout Marin County, including the San Geronimo Valley, San Rafael, Fairfax, San Anselmo, Bolinas, Point Reyes, Inverness, Tiburon, Mill Valley, and Chileno Valley.

Enrollment in the Penina Maier Jewish School is open to the children of members of Gan HaLev. Memberships are renewable in September. Partial tuition scholarships may be available to members. Please call 488-4524 to request a scholarship application.

The Congregation’s Penina Maier Jewish School, named in honor of Penina Maier, offers a culturally enriched program of Jewish education for youngsters from pre-Kindergarten through Bar-/Bat-Mitzvah. Supported by grants from the Maier Foundation, the Bureau of Jewish Education of San FranciscoSinai Memorial Chapel, and the Abraham Knepler Fund, the program provides children with a firm foundation for participating in Jewish life, including Jewish customs, prayers, ritual, Hebrew language, holiday and Shabbat celebrations, music, and crafts. Also available is the Gift of Israel Program.