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 Ilyse Glickman - Director of Congregational Learning
Rabbi Glickman is our Director of Congregational Learning. Prior to arriving at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El in 2015, Rabbi Glickman served as the spiritual leader and Director of Education at Am Shalom Congregation in Barrie, Ontario. She received a Master’s Degree in Jewish Literature in 2003, and was ordained in 2004 at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York. In May 2016, Rabbi Glickman received a Masters in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR. She has served as Interim Director of Education for Temple Shaaray Tefila in Manhattan, Program Director for Hillel at York University, and National Social Action Coordinator at the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Glickman is happily married to Cantor David Rosen of Congregation Kol Ami and together they are having a fantastic time raising their son.
Please feel welcome to contact Rabbi Glickman by phone or in person. She can be reached at the Temple at 914-725-5175 x 121.
Fawn Mendel, Temple Administrator
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.
Professional Staff Emereti
Stephen A. Klein
Kerry Ben-David z'l
Philip Aronson z'l