Elizabeth Kessler



Elizabeth Kessler became North Shore Synagogue’s new Early Childhood Director for the 2016-17 school year. Elizabeth comes to North Shore Synagogue with more than 25 years of experience in education. She most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Center at The Community Synagogue in Port Washington. Prior to that, she served seven years at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview. She was also a teacher at Not Just Art in Oyster Bay, as well as a teacher in public schools since 1990. During her experiences, she has demonstrated the ability to design and oversee a child centered developmentally appropriate program, integrating Jewish teachings and values throughout her

Elizabeth prides herself on the fact that she is a local mom and is very familiar with the needs of our children and parents and has fostered excellent relations with her staff. She states that in her previous positions she has “had the great opportunity to watch beautiful children learn and grow, notice families ‘kvell’ during Shabbat, help support teachers as well as learn from them, and work with various professionals to better the program.”