Religious School




Shari Isserles, RJE - Director of Education

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.

Shari spent 6 years working at Temple Beth David in Commack, NY, first as the Assistant Director of Education and then as the Religious School Director. In 2005, she joined the senior staff team at The Community Synagogue as the Director of Education. During her time at The Community Synagogue, Shari has brought new and innovative programs to the school, including the FLAME (Family Learning & Mitzvah Education) Program and various Tikkun Olam Trips for our teenage students.

Shari is engaged in numerous activities outside of her congregational work.  She currently serves as Team Leader of the Advocacy Team of ARJE (Association of Reform Jewish Educators).  Shari is also involved in the NYSOE Alumni Association, and she is an active member for Long Island Temple Educators (LITE).  She has also taught as a member of the faculty for the Morasha Teacher Training Program.

Shari has always had a strong connection to Jewish camping.  She grew up as a camper and later spent many summers as a staff member at the URJ Eisner Camp. 

Shari and her husband Paul live in Port Washington, NY with their son, Michael.


Susan Freire

Susan Freire -
Education Office Manager for the Early Childhood Center and Religious School

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.

Ellen Cohen

Ellen Cohen - Education Assistant
Ellen helps our school run smoothly by working with students, parents and teachers.  She helps plan many of the special events for the school, and she runs our Tzedakah Projects.  Although usually busy in the office, Ellen can often be found filling in for classes of all ages.














Michelle Landsman

Rhonda Lipsky

Karen Scheier


Grade 1 

Samantha Goldberg

Naama Kalker

Rosie Zanco


Grade 2

Mina Afrahim

Sharon Marabi

Nina Zayit


Grade 3

Shlomit Eisner

Ruth Greco

Keren Nasibi

Daniella Zandsberg


Grade 4

Tamar Isaac

Gilda Douston 

Orly Danialian (FLAME) Naama Kalker (FLAME) Rivka Alon (FLAME)

Grade 5

Anna Pevzner 
(Hebrew ) 

Amy Rubinstein 

Nina Zayit (FLAME)

Sharon Marabi (FLAME)  

Grade 6

Shlomit Eisner

Ruth Greco 

Keren Nasibi

Howie Birenbaum

Michelle Yosifon  & Daniella Zandsberg

Grade 7

Howie Birenbaum

Shlomit Eisner

Annie Kalker

Sharon Marabi





Meytav Blum 

Dorit Greenberg

Donna Shulman & Dafna Zlatin


Shula Eliaz 




Stacy Kelly 



Jessica Ingram