Early Childhood Center Staff

ECC Teachers

The Community Synagogue Early Childhood Center has exceptional facilities, but our greatest pride is in our wonderful staff--the heart of our school. Our staff is comprised of seasoned, experienced early childhood professionals who are knowledgeable in all aspects of early childhood and are exceptional teachers who adore young children.

Shari Isserles, RJE - Director of Education (K - 12)

Email Shari: [email protected] 516-883-3144 ext. 318

Shari Isserles grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in Judaic Studies from Boston University and then attended the New York School of Education (NYSOE) at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she received her Masters of Religious Education (M.A.R.E.) degree in 2003.



Ellen Cohen, Early Childhood Center Supervisor

Email Ellen: [email protected], 516-883-3144 ext. 323







Susan Freire

Sue Freire, Education Office Manager

Sue Freire was named Education Office Manager after serving nine years as Administrative Assistant of both our Early Childhood Center and Religious School. Before coming to The Community Synagogue Sue worked as the administrator of another faith-based preschool. Sue always has a smile and is always willing to help you with all of your Early Childhood Center and Religious School questions and needs.