Temple Israel of Sharon to House Area’s Newest Jewish Day School

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Elana Margolis, Ner Tamid Community Day School, 617-529-1881, ner.tamid.cds@gmail.com
Benjamin Maron, Temple Israel of Sharon, 781-784-3986, bmaron@tisharon.org.

June 25, 2014

Temple Israel of Sharon to Become Home of Ner Tamid Community Day School Collaboration will Create Strengthened Hub of Jewish Life in Boston’s South Area

SHARON, MA – Ner Tamid Community Day School, an emerging Jewish Day School in Boston’s South Area, and Temple Israel of Sharon, one of Massachusetts’ largest Conservative synagogues, today announced that the school will operate out of Temple Israel’s facility for the 2014-2015 school year.

“Across the country, Jewish institutions face demographic shifts that necessitate fresh approaches to sustainability,” explained Temple Israel President Arnie Freedman. “We are excited to strengthen our community and each other by working with Ner Tamid Community Day School. Together, we will be an even stronger hub of Jewish life in Boston’s South Area.” Ner Tamid’s families will be offered a complimentary first year Temple Israel membership. A similar offer was extended to Hertz Nursery School, also housed at Temple Israel, in the winter of 2014; parents and families enthusiastically accepted the offer.

Marion Gribetz, Temple Israel’s Vice President of Education, is especially enthusiastic. “This relationship creates incredible educational synergies. Temple Israel already houses Hertz Nursery School, our own Religious School, USY chapter, and the After School Adventure’s program for area public and private school elementary students. By bringing Ner Tamid Community Day School to our site, all are enhanced and opportunities for multi-age collaboration abound.”

Ner Tamid Community Day School will be led by Dr. Nancy Hait as head of curriculum and Ariel Margolis as head of administration. “Temple Israel’s nursery school and after school programs dovetail perfectly with our multi-age educational model, offering our students additional learning and social opportunities than they would ever have in a stand-alone location,” said Hait. “Access to the Temple Israel sanctuary, Torahs, and kosher kitchen will enhance our Jewish learning, and the recently announced nature education center will soon be ready to support our exploratory science curriculum,” she said.

In terms of the administrative benefits, Margolis is thrilled. “The use of Temple Israel for Ner Tamid will allow us to deliver affordable tuition to our families without compromising the quality of our students’ learning environment,” he said. “In addition to classrooms, we will have administrative space, operational support, and a robust after-school enrichment offering. It’s an incredible package we are excited to offer area families looking for a more personalized approach to Jewish education.”

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Temple Israel, founded in 1937, is a traditional egalitarian Conservative synagogue in Sharon, the largest in Southeastern Massachusetts. Learn more at www.tisharon.org.

Ner Tamid Community Day School is a new Jewish Day School in Boston’s South Area committed to individualized, multi-age learning and Jewish life. Learn more at www.nertamidschool.org.