Announcing New Leadership
In the fall of 2020, we formed a search committee tasked with the challenging job of finding a successor to our dedicated Founding Director, Shelley Rossman, who has shaped and guided our wonderful BDPS for 31 years. Our search committee brought together leaders in our Jewish community and experts in education: Carolyn Keller (chair), Rachel Raz, and Rabbi David Lerner (ex officio) of Temple Emunah; Gil Ettinger, Liz Levin, and Amram Migdal of the BDPS Board and Temple Emunah; and Irene Rosenzweig of Temple Isaiah. For the past two years we have built a new strategic vision, and over the past six months we have engaged in extensive research, interviews, and collaboration with BDPS faculty and Emunah leadership.
We are pleased to announce that Jane Aronson will be joining the BDPS as our director on July 1, 2021. Jane most recently served as Camp Director at Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, CT. Previously, she was Director of Education, Youth Group Director, and Teacher at Greenwich Reform Synagogue. She brings a wealth of experience as both a formal and informal educator, and she is also a veteran volunteer fire fighter! We believe Jane's strong background of leadership and program development, along with her commitment to children and to her community, will guide BDPS to a strong future.
In her own words, Jane says: “I’m excited and honored to join the Preschool and Temple Emunah and Isaiah communities, and I look forward to getting to know your families! See you soon!” Click here for more information about Jane’s background. Please note: Jane is a different person than beloved Emunah member Jane W. Aronson!
The BDPS Board has formed a transition committee and will be working closely with Jane, Shelley, and the Preschool faculty to ensure a successful entry for Jane into our special BDPS community. Jane will be on board this summer alongside Shelley, who will direct the Kaytana program.