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Religious School Education Team

 

Director of
Congregational Education

Assistant Director of Education

Education Office Manager

Shari Isserles
(516) 883-3144 Ext. 318
shari@commsyn.org

Orly Danialian
(516) 883-3144 Ext. 358 
orly@commsyn.org

Susan Freire
516-883-3144  Ext. 316  
relschool@commsyn.org


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Shari Isserles, RJE
Director of Congregational Education

(516) 883-3144 Ext. 318
shari@commsyn.org 


Shari Isserles has served as the Director of Education at The Community Synagogue for the past 17 years.  She received her Masters of Religious Education (M.A.R.E.) degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion after doing her undergraduate studies at Boston University.  Before joining our staff, she served as RS Director at Temple Beth David of Commack.

Shari has extensive experience in Jewish educational leadership, educational development and engagement.  She has a breadth of experience with kids of all ages from our youngest learners to our adult learners.  Shari strives to keep our synagogue on the cutting edge of Jewish education and has brought many innovative programs to our learners, including the FLAME (Family Learning & Mitzvah Education) Program, Hebrew Through Movement, Parent/Child cooking workshops and various Tikkun Olam projects. In addition to her congregational work, Shari serves as a Vice President of the Association for Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE). 

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.  She continues to spend time at camp where her husband Paul is the Director and their son is a 3rd generation camper.

Shari, her husband Paul and son Michael live here in Port Washington.  Outside of her professional life, Shari most enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She also loves chocolate, the NY Mets and binge watching episodes of The West Wing.

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Orly Danialian
Assistant Director of Religious Education

(516) 883-3144 Ext. 358 
orly@commsyn.org


Orly Danialian serves as The Community Synagogue’s Assistant Director of Education. Orly was a teacher in our program for many years before joining our full-time team, so she brings a wealth of classroom experience to her work. You can often find Orly overseeing our Hebrew program, working with our teachers or kvelling over our students' progress in their Hebrew studies. Orly loves to get involved in creating new and exciting curriculum and programs. Her creativity and energy helps to make our school a vibrant learning community for all.

Orly grew up in Israel and served in the IDF for two years. She came to the United States in 1995 where she met her husband David. She & David currently live on Long Island with their three wonderful children.

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Susan Freire
Education Office Manager

516-883-3144  Ext. 316  
relschool@commsyn.org


Sue Freire has worked as the Education Office Manager for over 20 years in both the Early Childhood Center and the Religious School.

In the ECC, she coordinates many programs including Early Drop Off, After School Programs, Grown Up and Me, and yearly registration.  In the Religious School, she is available in the office for staff and students to assist with their day. Sue truly enjoys watching our students growing and learning as toddlers in the ECC through bar/bat mitzvah in the Religious School.

Sue has been married to Bob for over 40 years and has two grown sons, Matt and Tim.  She enjoys cooking, traveling in coastal areas and reading.

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