Our Teachers 

Sydnie Ciment, Early Childhood Education Director

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Sydnie began her career over 10 years ago teaching religious school in college. What was supposed to be a job to add experience to her resume turned out to be so much more. It sparked her passion for Jewish education and engaging Jewish youth. She has taught classes on social action, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), social justice and Jewish cooking to name a few. From her teaching she went on to run a successful youth program at a Reform synagogue where she oversaw the youth activities and high holiday teen programming . In addition she has worked as the program assistant for the Satell Teen Fellowship and at Gratz College teaching and overseeing their student council.

 

Most recently, Sydnie has found her excitement for early childhood education and young family engagement. Contributing that spark for Jewish education to our youngest community members is what helps strengthen their bond to Jewish community life and a lifelong connection to Judaism. 

 

Sydnie is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in liberal arts and a focus on Jewish Studies. She is a state certified secondary education social studies teacher through Arcadia University and completed her student teaching at Cheltenham High School and spent many years subbing at Perelman Jewish Days School teaching kindergarten through 5th grade, English as a second language, and learning support. 

 

Sydnie's other passions include cooking, art, being outside in nature and spending time with her family, husband Jared and her children Sloane, Dylan, and Dolly.