Suzanne Andisman, a long time Jewish communal professional joined Temple Beth Orr as Executive Director in January 2013. Suzanne has traveled to many countries exploring Jewish Communities. Some of the Countries where she has traveled include; Cuba, Russia, Ukraine, Tbilisi, Georgia, Gaza, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Jordan, and Egypt. Suzanne frequently travels to Israel for vacation, exploration as well as for educational experiences. Suzanne enjoys gardening, reading and the outdoors. She is a foster parent for the Humane Society of Broward County and a volunteer with JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) Suzanne also enjoys meeting new people and building community.
Director of Religious School and Youth
Scott has been a religious school
teacher and youth group advisor for nearly 20 years. He grew up in Philadelphia and moved to South Florida in 2006. Scott began his career path as a Judaic Educator and then expanded his Jewish professional career into Youth Engagement. He is an avid sports fan, always cheering on the Sixers, Phillies, Eagles, and Temple Owls, his alma mater, where he received his degree in Judaic Studies.
Scott is very excited to be a part of the present and future, as an integral piece in the education of our youth at Temple Beth Orr. Scott is joined by his wife, Brooke, and their daughter, Bari. Bari has been a student in the Temple Beth Orr Kuhn Early Childhood Center since she was 3 months old.
Naomi’s formal education in early childhood began at Temple University. She holds a National Childhood Development Associate Certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Management. The combination of early childhood, social services and management classes provided her with a wealth of knowledge to prepare for her position as an early childhood director.
Naomi’s journey into the field of Early Childhood Education began with an internship at Temple University working at the university’s child development center. After spending some time as a stay at home mom for her three children, she began teaching when her youngest child was in Synagogue preschool. Over the years she has taught Mommy and Me, 2’s, 3’s, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrichment which included a full Hebrew enrichment program.
Naomi has worked as a camp and early learning center director in both the secular and Judaic setting since 2000. She has also served as a provider consultant and trainer which allowed her the opporutnity to visit child care centers and offer directors action plans for improving the quality of child care.
She has extensive experience with the Reggio Emilia Early Childhood model. This model is based on the principals of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. She enjoys incorporating the philosophies of this model into the Kuhn Early Childhood Center.
The early childhood environment should be a “home away from home” for our children and their families. “I look forward to collaborating with all of you to provide your child with a warm, loving, educational and high quality environment that will become my new home away from home.”
Early Childhood Center Assistant Director
Salina Aybar is the Assistant Director of Temple Beth Orr Kuhn Early Childhood Center. She was born in Aurora Illinois, and moved to South Texas, where she grew up and lived until getting married 17 years ago to her husband Cesar. Salina and her husband have two children; Sebastian who is 10 years old and Celeste who is 6 years old. Salina has been working is Early Childhood Education for over 24 years. She has worked at the Elementary school level as a Kindergarten teacher assistant, as a permanent substitute and has also worked as the After School Director. She then was offered the position of Preschool Director where she worked for ten years. She has also taught Pre-K, a 3 year old class, 2 years old class, toddlers and infants. In her free time Salina enjoys baking and spending time with her family and friends. She feels that “TBO ECC is my home away from home and I am honored to be a part of this amazing school.”