Jessica Friedman will lead the early childhood program at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley beginning July 1. She has experience in Jewish education, running a camp program, before- and after-school care, and programs for special needs children.

She is a Ramapo College graduate and is working toward a master’s degree in early childhood education from Touro College.

She and her husband, Ezra, live in Tenafly with their children, Nathaniel, 8, and Mikayla, 5 ½.