Director of Early Childhood Education

debbi_fendell.jpgDebbi Fendell

 

Debbi Fendell is the Director of Early Childhood  Education at Temple Aliyah, and oversees all aspects of the preschool program.  In addition, she works closely with the Temple Tots group within Temple Aliyah.  Debbi will be collaborating closely with the Director of the Religious School to coordinate programming with the youngest grades (Kindergarten and first) as well, as a natural transition for children in the preschool to enter into our Mercaz Aliyah religious school. 

Debbi has been involved with our Gan Aliyah Preschool since before its opening, and has served in several roles for us already.  Before we officially opened, Debbi served as our consultant to help us through the rigorous licensing process.  She advised us and helped us create all of the policies, procedures and forms which are currently in use at the preschool. 

When the school opened in September 2014, Debbi became the Interim Director of Gan Aliyah for the first two months of its existence to help us get the inaugural school year started without a hitch.  

Debbi has had a long career in the Early Childhood Education field and has experience teaching as well as directing in various programs.  She spent 6 years in a local Jewish preschool as the Assistant Director/Director of Admissions and is very familiar with the process of seamlessly integrating the Judaic and secular curricula at the preschool level. 

Debbi can be reached at (781) 444-8522 or email.

 

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Temple Aliyah is an egalitarian Conservative congregation in Needham, Massachusetts, with a warm and inviting atmosphere. We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles. With the guidance of Rabbi Carl Perkins, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identities, and to engage in lifelong learning.

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Did you know that Temple Aliyah is a member of Mayyim Hayyim, a beautiful mikveh in Newton? Did you know this entitles a limited number of congregants to a free immersion gift certificate? To learn more about the benefits and reasons behind an immersion, please visit the Mayyim Hayyim website. To schedule an immersion 1) request your immersion appointment online  2) wait 24 hours for a response, 3) show up at the designated time, and 4) let them know you are a member of Temple Aliyah.

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Sunday Morning Minyan* 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   7:00 am
Weekday Evening Minyan 7:30 pm

* During the summer, minyan meets on Monday morning and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


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Under the direction of our Adult Education Committee and as part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education.  Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.


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