How It All Began

Gan Gani Kindergarten was established in 1989 by a group of Jewish play group mothers who met at the South Brisbane Synagogue. Under the presidency of Judy Schnitzer the concept of a Brisbane kindergarten and preschool following Jewish traditions began.

For more than 20 years, all kindy children attending Gan Gani have learned about Jewish tradition through music, art and stories in a very relaxed and fun way as part of our multicultural experiences.


As a not-for-profit community kindy, Gan Gani is managed by a volunteer committee consisting of past and current parents.

For 2011, the Queensland Government amended kindergarten affilitations from C&K only to five Central Governing Bodies (CGBs). The 2010 and 2011 Gan Gani Management Committees thoroughly investigated all CGB options and decided to change our kindergarten services affiliation to The Gowrie (Qld) Inc.


The Gowrie (Qld) Inc is a non-profit, early childhood organisation and has a long tradition and commitment to best practice in children's quality care and education throughout Australia. Visit The Gowrie (Qld) Inc for further information.