Our Staff

Judy Weinberg
Education and Engagement Specialist, Simcha Learning Center

Judy’s philosophy of Jewish education and engagement is to strive to provide a warm and inviting environment in which children and parents enjoy coming to synagogue, whether for the Simcha Learning Center, a family program or services. Judy believes that we must offer our families a rich foundation and a wealth of knowledge. Striving to provide opportunities to explore and make friends and feel part of a caring community in a creative, fun, hands-on and interesting format. Engaging the minds and souls of our current and future generation.

Judy, American born, grew up in Israel. After serving in the Israeli Air Force and receiving her BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Judy returned to the United States to work as Director of Student Activities at Brandeis Hillel where she received her first Master’s degree in Management for Non-Profit Organizations. She earned a second Master’s degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College. Jewish Education has been a lifelong passion.

More about the Simcha Learning Center here!

Contact:
SLC@riverdaletemple.org
(718) 548-3800 x6

Linda Herman
Director – Riverdale Temple Nursery School

Linda Herman has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 25 years.

She has taught Two’s, Three’s and Four’s in both Public and Private Schools.
For the past 15 years, she has been an Administrator in New York City and in Connecticut.
She has a Master’s of Education in Early Childhood from Bank Street College of Education and a 6th Year Certificate and a New York State Principal’s License.
Linda is passionate about Early Childhood Education. She believes that this is the most important part of education, because it is the foundation upon which all other education is built.
The most important thing about a school, for Linda, is that it is a loving, caring supportive place for children, families and teachers.
She is a Progressive Educator and believes strongly that children’s ideas and passions are important and should be celebrated and encouraged.
She has two children, and four granddaughters and a loving husband, Donnie.
She loves working at Riverdale Temple Nursery School!
She especially loves the warmth of the community, teachers and parents.
She wants all to know that her door is always open and that there is no question too small when it is about your child!

More about the nursery school here!

Contact:
nsdirector@riverdaletemple.org
(718) 796-0335 or (718) 548-3800 x 2

Jen Jimenez
Administrator – Riverdale Temple

Dedicated, approachable, personable, reliable and motivated;

Jen takes pride in representing Riverdale Temple and acting as a spokesperson for a team. For over 15 years, she has dedicated her career to keeping executives and business owners organized, prioritized and less stressed. She thrives on challenges and does her best work in high-volume settings. Jen practices a streamlined and intuitive approach to assistance. It rests on empathy, efficiency and astute problem solving.

Jen appreciates responsibility and believes that her experience, professionalism, and proactive demeanor are a great fit for the “many hats” that the office administrator position requires. Jen finds enjoyment in helping people and organizations become successful, and is excited to bring her positive energy to our office and be the warm, welcoming face greeting the members and visitors of our Temple.

Contact:
Administrator@riverdaletemple.org
(718) 548-3800 x0