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Director: Debbie Neuschatz

Debbie Neuschatz has been the director of a synagogue preschool for the past 23 years. Her most recent experience was at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, New York and prior to that she was at Temple Beth David Nursery School in Commack, New York. Debbie’s career as an educator began in the Tenafly Public School District in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she was a classroom teacher in both Special Education classes as well as a Kindergarten teacher. Debbie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. Debbie is certified as Teacher of Special Education (Nursery – Grade 12) and Elementary School Teacher (Nursery – Grade 6). Debbie is a member of The Jewish Education Project’s Long Island Director’s Network and is on the executive board of The Jewish Early Childhood Association where she serves as the financial secretary. Debbie Neuschatz lives in Roslyn Heights with her husband Howard Glaser and their dog Simba. Simba and Howard round at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where Simba works with patients as a therapy dog. Debbie has two grown daughters, Molly and JoJo, both who attended synagogue preschools and went to Solomon Schechter Day School.

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Head of School: Dr. Scott Sokol

Scott Sokol is Head of School for the Schechter School of Long Island. Scott has a BA from Brandeis University (Psychology), MA and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University (Cognitive Neuropsychology), MSM and cantorial investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary and ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary International. Prior to his day school work, Scott spent a dozen years on the clinical and academic faculties of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and spent 17 years (some overlapping) as a senior faculty administrator at Hebrew College where he was Dean of the School of Jewish Music, founded the Cantor-Educator Program, the Special Education Program and taught in the Rabbinical School and the School of Jewish Education; he was also the inaugural Korman Professor of Jewish Special Education. Scott was the first cantorial student to receive a Wexner Graduate Fellowship; he also is a former Fulbright Scholar and has received many awards including the Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and the Benjamin Shevach Memorial Award for Outstanding Jewish Educational Leadership. He lives on Long Island with his wife Dr. Francene Reichel, and has two sons: Benjamin (sophomore at the Manhattan School of Music) and Samuel (high school sophomore at the Schechter School of Long Island).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Director: Debbie Neuschatz

Debbie Neuschatz has been the director of a synagogue preschool for the past 23 years. Her most recent experience was at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, New York and prior to that she was at Temple Beth David Nursery School in Commack, New York. Debbie’s career as an educator began in the Tenafly Public School District in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she was a classroom teacher in both Special Education classes as well as a Kindergarten teacher. Debbie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. Debbie is certified as Teacher of Special Education (Nursery – Grade 12) and Elementary School Teacher (Nursery – Grade 6). Debbie is a member of The Jewish Education Project’s Long Island Director’s Network and is on the executive board of The Jewish Early Childhood Association where she serves as the financial secretary. Debbie Neuschatz lives in Roslyn Heights with her husband Howard Glaser and their dog Simba. Simba and Howard round at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where Simba works with patients as a therapy dog. Debbie has two grown daughters, Molly and JoJo, both who attended synagogue preschools and went to Solomon Schechter Day School.

Head of School: Dr. Scott Sokol

Scott Sokol is Head of School for the Schechter School of Long Island. Scott has a BA from Brandeis University (Psychology), MA and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University (Cognitive Neuropsychology), MSM and cantorial investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary and ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary International. Prior to his day school work, Scott spent a dozen years on the clinical and academic faculties of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and spent 17 years (some overlapping) as a senior faculty administrator at Hebrew College where he was Dean of the School of Jewish Music, founded the Cantor-Educator Program, the Special Education Program and taught in the Rabbinical School and the School of Jewish Education; he was also the inaugural Korman Professor of Jewish Special Education. Scott was the first cantorial student to receive a Wexner Graduate Fellowship; he also is a former Fulbright Scholar and has received many awards including the Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and the Benjamin Shevach Memorial Award for Outstanding Jewish Educational Leadership. He lives on Long Island with his wife Dr. Francene Reichel, and has two sons: Benjamin (sophomore at the Manhattan School of Music) and Samuel (high school sophomore at the Schechter School of Long Island).

 

 

 

 

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Director: Debbie Neuschatz

Debbie Neuschatz has been the director of a synagogue preschool for the past 23 years. Her most recent experience was at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, New York and prior to that she was at Temple Beth David Nursery School in Commack, New York. Debbie’s career as an educator began in the Tenafly Public School District in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she was a classroom teacher in both Special Education classes as well as a Kindergarten teacher. Debbie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. Debbie is certified as Teacher of Special Education (Nursery – Grade 12) and Elementary School Teacher (Nursery – Grade 6). Debbie is a member of The Jewish Education Project’s Long Island Director’s Network and is on the executive board of The Jewish Early Childhood Association where she serves as the financial secretary. Debbie Neuschatz lives in Roslyn Heights with her husband Howard Glaser and their dog Simba. Simba and Howard round at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where Simba works with patients as a therapy dog. Debbie has two grown daughters, Molly and JoJo, both who attended synagogue preschools and went to Solomon Schechter Day School.

Head of School: Dr. Scott Sokol

Scott Sokol is Head of School for the Schechter School of Long Island. Scott has a BA from Brandeis University (Psychology), MA and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University (Cognitive Neuropsychology), MSM and cantorial investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary and ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary International. Prior to his day school work, Scott spent a dozen years on the clinical and academic faculties of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and spent 17 years (some overlapping) as a senior faculty administrator at Hebrew College where he was Dean of the School of Jewish Music, founded the Cantor-Educator Program, the Special Education Program and taught in the Rabbinical School and the School of Jewish Education; he was also the inaugural Korman Professor of Jewish Special Education. Scott was the first cantorial student to receive a Wexner Graduate Fellowship; he also is a former Fulbright Scholar and has received many awards including the Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and the Benjamin Shevach Memorial Award for Outstanding Jewish Educational Leadership. He lives on Long Island with his wife Dr. Francene Reichel, and has two sons: Benjamin (sophomore at the Manhattan School of Music) and Samuel (high school sophomore at the Schechter School of Long Island).

 

 

 

Mission Statement 

Programs

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