Jewish Learning Center

Heather Welkes, Principal

Shalom!  I am so excited to take on the role of the Religious School Principal at North Shore Jewish Center.  Although I am giving up my first grade classroom where I have spent the last three years teaching, I am excited to be able to reach out to all of our students, parents and teachers in ways that are engaging and meaningful.  Our “Religious School” is being re-branded as a “Jewish Learning Center (JLC)”.  We have already begun the process of investing time and money into curriculum development and programming which will be relevant and joyous, and we will continue to create a space that encourages friendship, community and learning.  With two teaching certificates and a combined seventeen years of secular and religious school teaching experience, as well as the experience of being a small business owner and a college administrator, I am both ready and excited to take on this task.

I look forward to meeting our parents and students on the first day of school, Sunday, September 11th at 9AM.  After a brief introductory program, I encourage the parents to stay for a nosh and mingle. Please know that I am always open to any ideas and feedback, and that I look forward to partnering with our teachers and families as our students continue their adventure on their Jewish journey.  Please feel free to contact me at, stop by just to say hello or call the synagogue at 631-928-3737.

Heather Welkes

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