Beth El and Disney together for one day

The economy is rebounding, but family life expenses are still increasing—things like tuition costs that are rising at early childhood centers all across the country. There’s no way to sugarcoat it: raising children is expensive. Countless studies have shown that engaging and fun childhood education experiences yield enriched and productive teenage and adult lives. That’s one reason why preschools tend to make every effort to prevent turning children away because of financial difficulty. In light of this, the leadership of Beth El Synagogue and the Aleph Preschool has found a creative and fun new initiative to augment the upwards of $50,000 they already allocate yearly in financial aid.
After seeing Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates dominate the small screen all summer on Disney Junior, the solution was simple: Beth El Synagogue and the Aleph Preschool, with Feld Entertainment, proudly present an enchanted special limited engagement of Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The tour added a special Sunday morning 10:30am show exclusively for this cause. On Sunday, October 20, join thousands of other families at this fun-filled performance that’s a blast for the whole family. The show is open to the public and ALL proceeds will go to support need-based financial aid for preschool tuition. Tickets are only available on the Beth El website.
About the Show:
This original storyline follows Mickey and Minnie on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate Jake and Disney’s first little girl princess Sofia. Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Children and their families will sing “The Check-Up Song” along with Doc as she provides tender love and care. Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her stepsiblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find just the right present. The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends Izzy and Cubby are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Danger, thrills and adventure lurk around every turn when our swashbuckling friends battle Captain Hook for the ultimate prize. Peter Pan makes a special appearance, aiding the team in their heroic quest, and with the help of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Jake and his crew fly above the stage in their journey.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:30 AM
Xcel Energy Center
199 Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102
About Beth El and the Aleph Preschool:
The Shirley R. Abelson Aleph Preschool serves families from all over the Twin Cities—irrespective of race, religion or socioeconomic status. The school prides itself in seeing each child as an individual and recognizing unique gifts and talents. In doing so, the Aleph Preschool helps all students reach and exceed their potential growth and unique goals, which the school believes is the foundation on which cognitive development and a lifelong love of learning is based. Beth El is a warm, open and caring egalitarian Conservative Jewish community in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The synagogue reaches out to its 1,250 households, offering educational, spiritual and social opportunities that nourish the intellect, soul and body. In so doing, familial bonds have been formed between members that stretch “from generation to generation.”  Beth El is a center of Jewish life that strives to respond to emerging needs while living out the eternal, sacred values of the Jewish people. Beth El is also an institution that serves the wider Minnesota community by participating in the national dialogue on important issues and presenting compelling and innovative programming. As part of the National Speaker Series, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is speaking at Beth El on October 27th and as part of the Inspiring Minds Speaker Series, Michael Pollan spoke at Beth El on May 2nd.