Exciting Transitions at Temple Sholom’s Religious School

Temple Sholom in Greenwich has announced that effective July 1, 2019, current Nursery School Director David Cohen will take on the role of Director of Schools at Temple Sholom, and Senior Rabbinic Fellow Kevin Peters will oversee the religious school curriculum and faculty at the Temple Sholom Learning Center as the Director of Judaic Studies.

Since joining the Selma Maisel Nursery School in 2016, Cohen has succeeded in keeping the nursery school on the cutting edge of early childhood education. Not only has he transformed the curriculum with STEAM-based learning, but he has also expanded the school to include a full-day program for children as young as six weeks old, as well as a new summer program for rising 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.

“Over the past few months, we’ve been preparing David Cohen for his new position as Director of Schools,” said Executive Director Eileen Robin. “We know David will bring his passion for learning and Judaism to this new role, and many of our Temple families are thrilled to have him oversee the educational programs in both the nursery school and the religious school.”

Kevin Peters first came to Temple Sholom in 2018 as a Rabbinic Fellow. He recently graduated with an MA from the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and is currently a fourth year rabbinical student at JTS. Before attending JTS, Peters worked in the field of developmental disabilities with the goal of making Jewish communal and educational environments more inclusive and sensitive to individuals with learning disabilities.

In his new role of Senior Rabbinic Fellow/Director of Judaic Studies, Rabbi Kevin will assist in creating a vibrant Jewish learning environment for all students, implementing family programs and services, and providing support and mentorship for the religious school staff.

“We are excited to have Kevin Peters expand his role to include Director of Judaic Studies,” said Robin. “Rabbi Kevin has been working closely with David Cohen to review the religious school curriculum and to get the resources in place for the coming school year. We are confident that his input and feedback will enhance the Learning Center experience.”

Enrollment is currently underway for the 2019-2020 school year at both the Temple Sholom Learning Center and the Selma Maisel Nursery School. For registration information, contact David Cohen at 203-869-7191 or [email protected].