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Jody Glassman - Early Childhood Program Director

Jody Glassman is the creator and Director of the Mazel Tots program since its inception in 2001.  Her interest in teaching preschoolers began when she herself was a child.  Jody’s mother worked in a Day Care Center and would often take Jody to work with her.  It was there that Jody’s career path was formed.  The joy of working with children is in the family’s DNA.  Jody’s daughter is also a preschool teacher.

Jody has been in early childhood education and administration for more than 30 years.  Jody has taught every age group from birth to Kindergarten. She was an administrator at Mohawk Day Camp and had worked there for more than 20 years before starting Summer Stars.  Jody has been teaching in Scarsdale Synagogue’s Religious School since 1992.

Jody is active in the synagogue in a number of committees supporting the organization. 

Rabbi Nadia Gold, Religious School Director

In addition to her studies leading to Rabbinic Ordination, Rabbi Gold holds a specialized Masters in Religious Education. She has held significant positions of educational leadership at Town and Village Synagogue and at West End Synagogue (both in the City), as well as at Kol Ami here in Westchester. This is a homecoming of sorts for Rabbi Gold. Her father (Rabbi Manuel Gold z”l) served our congregation in several different capacities in the 1980s and 1990s. And Rabbi Nadia Gold served with distinction as a Rabbinic Intern here during her time in Rabbinic School approximately 20 years ago! 

Fawn Mendel, Executive Director

Before her work at Scarsdale Synagogue, Fawn served as Property Manager for several large and significant Riverdale apartment buildings, where she was responsible for supervising staff, maintenance, and security teams, as well as handling front-line customer service for building residents. Prior to that, Fawn was a Television Producer and Writer for two major cable TV networks and honed her skills in fast-paced, collaborative environments.

Fawn is a graduate of Tufts University where she majored in English Literature with a minor in Media & Communications. In her free time, she loves to run (she completed the NYC Marathon in 2015). She lives in Edgemont with her family.

Please feel welcome to contact Fawn Mendel by phone or in person. She can be reached at the Temple at 914-725-5175.
Tue, January 18 2022 16 Sh'vat 5782