Today is December 3, 2023 -
And the youth shall see visions and our hopes shall rise up to the sky,
We must live for today, we must build for tomorrow,
Give us time, give us strength, give us life.
~Debbie Friedman, “And the Youth Shall See Visions”
I am very honored and delighted to introduce myself as your new principal of Congregation Bnai Jeshurun Hebrew School. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you–our students, our parents, our families, our community!
A little bit about myself. This is my 35th year in education, working as an educator, staff developer, compliance monitor, department supervisor and school administrator. Additionally, I have served as a Jewish music leader for over 20 years in a variety of synagogues and day camps. So, I am especially enthusiastic to be able to draw on all of my experiences in order to bring creativity, excitement and vitality to CBJ Hebrew School.
My goals include providing a Jewish environment where our students develop a lifelong love of Jewish learning, a special connection to our Jewish heritage, values and traditions, and a powerful sense of belonging to the Jewish people. I believe our students need to feel comfortable in a synagogue, know how to lead services, understand the meaning of our beautiful prayers, how we celebrate Shabbat and our holidays, to read and write Hebrew fluently, and all of the crucial elements that make us proud to be Jews.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children and to an incredible year ahead of learning and growing!
All the best,