Religious School

Welcome letter:

I am so excited to be starting the new school year as the School Coordinator at the Morris Nirenberg Religious School.  Since this is a change from having an Education Director, I wanted to share what I will be doing here at TBT to support your children’s education.

What will I be providing to you, the parents/guardians of our children, the teachers and staff and the children?  We are so lucky to have such talented Teachers in our classrooms, Nikki Glick as Education Chair, along with an involved Education Committee and Rabbi Mimi to provide collaborative leadership for curriculum, program development and family workshops.  My job is to coordinate programs, provide support to children, families and teachers in curriculum materials, teaching strategies and classroom management (including remote learning strategies for success).  I am also the administrative liaison for Registration, tuition and fees reminders and  supplies procurement.  As School Coordinator I am also the person who will maintain confidential records for children whose parents wish to work with School staff to provide accommodations or delineate learning styles for their children who receive public school services through either a 504 plan or an IEP for a student with a disability.  I will lead the Team to discuss these parent concerns and documents and to arrive at a plan for the Religious School classroom.

In a career that has provided me with rich learning and leadership opportunities, I am bringing recommendations for good teaching practices, curriculum and lesson planning to the School.  I am hopeful that my knowledge in that area will be useful to the Religious School staff and children.  I also hope that we can develop a true partnership between Home and School around practicing Hebrew and prayers at Home, so that our students can see their Religious School learning as valuable enough to practice as a way to improve!  I look forward to meeting all of you at School Orientation.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.  Chris.Brumbach@bethtorah.org