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Dear Religious School Families…

Dear Religious School families:

When Temple Beth-El was left without a school director on short notice at the beginning of this
school year, Rosa Escandon stepped up to step in as our Interim School Director. Rosa – or Morah
Chaya, as the students know her – hit the ground running, and over the last several months, she’s
been our school’s guiding force: She’s prepared our curriculum, developed our programming,
worked with our teachers and families, and kept Sundays running smoothly! We are deeply
appreciative for everything Rosa has done for Temple Beth-El this year.

And while it is now time for Rosa to turn her focus elsewhere, as she prepares for her wedding later
this year, we are very happy that another member of our Temple Beth-El family will be stepping up
to step in as we search for our permanent Educational Director: Lindsay Holeman, who currently
teaches our kitah bet second graders, will be filling Rosa’s shoes when Rosa departs at
the end of this month. Rosa and Lindsay will be working together in the coming weeks to ensure a
smooth transition, and we are confident that our students will continue to enjoy the inspiring Jewish
education that is at the heart of our religious school.

As her students can attest, Morah Lindsay is an enthusiastic and creative teacher, an experienced
Jewish educator, and a beloved member of our synagogue community. We are thrilled that Lindsay
joined Temple Beth-El as a teacher last year, and we’re excited to see her plans for the remainder of
this school year! Lindsay has written an introductory note here, but please feel free to email her with
any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself at

Warm regards,

Karen Seemen Pinn, VP Education
Michele Linder, Co-chair, Youth Education Committee
Craig Linder, Co-chair, Youth Education Committee
Rabbi Leana Moritt

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