New early childhood director in Woodcliff Lake
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New early childhood director in Woodcliff Lake

Roni Shapiro (Courtesy TEPV)
Roni Shapiro (Courtesy TEPV)

Roni Shapiro is the new director of Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley’s early childhood program. She spent 32 years as the educational director of Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor, where she managed the nursery, religious, and Hebrew high school, and coordinated the family and youth programs.

“My true passion is the time I spend with the nursery school, working with children, teachers, and parents,” Ms. Shapiro said. “I believe that families with young children are the future, and I want to guide them along the way to find their connection to Judaism.”

The teachers and staff at Temple Emanuel feel that the children’s social and emotional needs can be met in the time of covid and learning will be enhanced, while keeping them safe and healthy, with the indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Roni met her husband Benny Ben-David while volunteering in the Israeli army; they have three sons, Eitan, Ari, and Lior.

For information email her at roni@tepv.org or call (201) 391-8329.

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