As part of an ongoing commitment, the Douglas Foundation has funded the renovation and refurbishing of the Douglas Family Early Childhood Center at Sinai Temple of Los Angeles. The classroom facilities re-opened on the first day of the 2013/2014 school year. Touch-ups and play yard finishing touches occurred after hours and on Sunday. An informal dedication, consisting of a celebration and tree planting, took place in January 2014.
The Center utilizes a unique approach to early education focused primarily on emotional and social development: helping children learn how to learn. The Center’s goal is to provide an opportunity for children to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, compassion for others, and an overall love of knowledge and the learning process.
Located at 10400 Wilshire Boulevard in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Sinai Temple offers an extensive education program integrated with its religious services and observances. Its RabbiDavid Wolpe was named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek in 2012.