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Religious School Education Team

 

Director of
Congregational Education

Assistant Director of Education

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

Orly Danialian
(516) 883-3144 Ext. 358 
orly@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 18 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. 

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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