As Temple Israel’s Director of Early Childhood Jewish Education. Abra Jacobs Goldemberg collaborates with the Director and Assistant Director of the Kehillah School to continue the rich integration of Jewish life and values for which Kehillah is known. Abra also works closely with our Senior Staff and lay leaders to expand opportunities for all families with young children at Temple Israel.
In her previous four years as the Assistant Director of the Rosenthal JCC’s Early Childhood Education Program in Pleasantville, NY, Abra managed all aspects related to the provisions of Early Childhood and Early Intervention Services. Abra has also spent the past five summers at Camp Ramah Nyack in Rockland County. For four of those summers, she was the Rosh Edah (Division Head) for Edat haKochavim (campers entering Kindergarten), supervising over 30 counselors and up to 100 campers. Abra has served as a Mentor for the Matan Early Childhood Institute as well as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) for several agencies, both in New York City and across Westchester County.
Abra holds a B.A. in Childhood Education from Syracuse University and Dual Masters in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education from Hunter College. She is also an active member of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, where she has served on its Board of Trustees, the Nursery School Parent Board, and most recently the Inclusion Committee.
Abra lives in White Plains with her husband, Michael, and two sons.