Early Childhood Learning
Bumps, Babies, & Beyond Early Parenting
Shabbat Music Leader
I bring a passion for Jewish music, over 20 years of summer camp and song leading experience, and a degree in early childhood education from Tufts University and certification in music education. I am a familiar face at TBS as I lead services on Friday evenings and direct the TBS Youth Choir. You can watch me in action and sing along with our TBSCC Shabbat Celebration playlist on YouTube.
I have a strong passion for working with young children. I love listening to children and finding moments of joy and discovery. I have been teaching in early childhood for many years. Before joining the Temple Beth Shalom community I taught preschoolers at the Needham Children's Center, Radcliffe Child Care Center, and Children's Corner at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Raised in Israel, I am passionate about sharing experiences and memories from my upbringing, and I find myself using a lot of material I remember enjoying as a child. I grew up on Kibbutz Ginnosar, right on Lake Kinneret. The Jewish education I received was centered on love for the land of Israel, the history of the people, and had a strong focus on celebrating the holidays and the traditions that kept Judaism alive all around the world for all these years.
When I joined the Israeli Army, I became a lieutenant, and taught groups of young women. Therefore, it was only natural that when I arrived to the US over 20 years ago, I began working with children in Cambridge and then in Foxboro, before coming to Temple Beth Shalom where I teach kindergarten and first graders in both the Mayim and Children's Center programs.