GREENWICH – David Cohen, who previously served as director of the Temple Sholom Nursery School in Greenwich, has been appointed the synagogue’s director of schools, it was announced recently by Temple Sholom Executive Director Eileen Robin. In addition, said Robin, Senior Rabbinic Fellow Kevin Peters has taken on the role of director of Judaic studies, in which capacity he will oversee the religious school curriculum and faculty at the Temple Sholom Learning Center.
Since joining the Selma Maisel Nursery School in 2016, has transformed the curriculum with STEAM-based learning, and has expanded the school to include a full-day program for children as young as six weeks old, as well as a new summer program for rising 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.
“We know David will bring his passion for learning and Judaism to this new role, and many of our Temple families are thrilled to have him oversee the educational programs in both the nursery school and the religious school,” said Robin in announcing Cohen’s new role at the Reform synagogue.
Kevin Peters first came to Temple Sholom in 2018 as a rabbinic fellow. He recently received an MA from the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and is currently a fourth-year rabbinical student at JTS. He previously worked in the field of developmental disabilities with the goal of making Jewish communal and educational environments more inclusive and sensitive to individuals with learning disabilities.
In his new role of senior rabbinic fellow/director of Judaic studies, Rabbi Peters will assist in creating a vibrant Jewish learning environment for all students, implementing family programs and services, and providing support and mentorship for the religious school staff.
“We are excited to have Kevin Peters expand his role to include director of Judaic studies,” said Robin. “Rabbi Kevin has been working closely with David Cohen to review the religious school curriculum and to get the resources in place for the coming school year. We are confident that his input and feedback will enhance the Learning Center experience.”