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Friday Free Baby Playgroup: Babies and their loving adult are invited to join our Shabbat Musical Celebration and stay to play in our specially designed infant/toddler playroom on Fridays from 9:45 am - 11:00 am.

Teachers at B'nai Tzedek Synagogue in Potomac MarylandChavrei Doobim (Bear Friends): 15-24 months, 3 mornings: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Taught by Lisa Feyerick & Sheila Martel

Lisa has been teaching preschool in the Rockville area for the past 12 years. She is beyond excited to start her 2nd year teaching at the GECC! She grew up in South Florida and relocated here 17 years ago with her family. Lisa lives in Potomac with her husband Steve and her 2 children, a daughter in college and a son in high school.

Sheila has taught all levels from preschool through high school. She grew up in Nova Scotia and Montréal. Sheila is the proud mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to her toddler grandson. 

Chaverim (Friends): Two year olds, 3 or 5 mornings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 am - 1:00 pm

Taught by Tali Kovich and Michelle Chernoff

Tali was born in Israel where she studied nursing and served in the Israeli military. This will be her 11th year working with the 2’s at the GECC.  Tali is the proud mother of 3 boys.

Michelle has over a decade of experience in Jewish Early Childhood Education.  She was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland and currently lives in Potomac with her husband and daughter who is a junior in high school.  In her spare time she enjoys travel and watching her daughter in the goal as a lacrosse player.  Michelle is excited to join the GECC and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Chavrei Pandot (Panda Friends): Three year olds, 5 days: 9:15 am - 1:00 pm • Enrichments available Monday - Friday (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Teachers at B'nai Tzedek Synagogue in Potomac Maryland     Taught by Rachel Sunshine & Bonnie Altneu

Rachel has been teaching preschool for over 11 years and is excited to be a part of the GECC family. Outside of school, she loves reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. 

This is Bonnie's fourth year working as a teacher in the Pandot class at the GECC.  She grew up in Rockville, Maryland and has two children in high school.

Chavrei Keshet (Rainbow Friends): Pre-K, 5 days: 9:15 am - 1:00 pm • Enrichments availaTeachers at B'nai Tzedek Synagogue in Potomac Marylandble Monday - Friday (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Taught by Liz Sander & Yafa Edery

Liz has been teaching in Jewish preschools for 17 years.  During her free time you can find her in the gym, swimming or walking & playing with her dog. She is married and has a son entering college.  

This is Yafa’s 25th year as a teacher in the Pre-K class.  She also teaches kindergarten and 3rd grade in the B’nai Tzedek Hebrew School.  Yafa moved to the DC area over 30 years ago from Be’er Sheva.

Enrichment Classes for 3s and 4s: Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Click here for a description of classes.

Chavrei Parparim (Butterfly Friends) Extended Day: Monday - Friday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Fri, July 10 2020 18 Tammuz 5780