FREE Passover E-Books

We at Kar-Ben recognize that the spread of COVID-19 and the need to practice social distancing during this time have resulted in an unprecedented state of uncertainty for synagogues, schools, libraries, and bookstores in our community. Our best wishes are with everyone affected by COVID-19. Now through May 1, select Passover eBooks will be available for free via the online Kar-Ben/Lerner Bookshelf. These eBooks are available as multi-user editions that allow for unlimited simultaneous access by every student in your school or by any family member. Kids can access the digital bookshelf via a direct link or QR code. After Passover, we will add additional collections of free eBooks that will be available through June 30.

Access can be found via:

Username: passover
Password: passover
(Both case sensitive)

Authenticated URL:

Or, via QR code below:

Multi-User Digital Downloads of our Haggadahs are now Available for Purchase!

Bake Sale Approved Foods

Nut Policy

For the safety of all children, NO peanuts and/or any other kind of tree nuts are permitted. Food items that are “processed in a facility” with peanuts and/or any other kind of tree nuts are allowed. Avoid items that “may contain” or are “made on shared equipment” with peanuts and/or any other kind of tree nuts. Items that are sent to school with nuts or traces of nuts will be sent home.

Bake Sales

Bake Sales are coordinated by the Early Childhood Education’s Mishpaha (parent group). Each month a different class sponsors this event. We ask that all families adhere to our nut policy. In addition, there are children with life threatening allergies to other foods. We ask that you do not bake items at home due to the risk of cross contamination and that you please stick to the following food item list (including brand) when purchasing bake sale items. Each brand has different ingredients and the exact food items below have been deemed safe for all the children.

Bake Sale Dates!

If you would like to purchase something different, please contact Doreen Austad by email

In addition to the food choices below, all applesauce cups and raisin packs are okay, as well as, all Enjoy Life, Katz Donuts (found in the Sprouts freezer section), and Cybele’s brands!

Restaurant Fundraiser

Help support our Early Childhood Center while enjoying a meal at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill!!!

Wednesday, September 25 from 11am-8pm!

111 S. Westlake Blvd, Thousand Oaks
(Corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks Blvd)

Sharky’s will be donating 20% of all proceeds to the ECC.

Remember to show them the flyer below!

Infant Center

We are excited about the opening of our Gallant-Schiff Infant Center on Wednesday, August 21!

We will offer a warm, nurturing environment focused on meeting the needs of each individual child, with a program grounded in the Jewish values of kindness, compassion, inclusiveness, and respect.

More information coming soon!

Questions? Interested in a tour? Call the Early Childhood Center at 805-497-6920.