Today is September 19, 2014 - 24 Elul 5774
of Westport, Weston and Wilton
30 Hillspoint Road · Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 454-4673 · Fax: (203) 454-8888
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Julia Brennan, Executive Director
Julia Brennan, Executive Director, joined TCS in July 2014. With extensive professional and community experience in the corporate and non-profit worlds, Julia brings a diverse skill set including budget management, program design, fundraising, community outreach and overall business administration. A native of Connecticut (and whose family was a member of TCS in the B’nei Baskin-Robbins’ days). Julia lives in Stamford with her family.
Danny Kochavi, Director of Education
Danny Kochavi, Religious School Director, joined The Conservative Synagogue in July 2007. He shares his passion for Jewish education with our youth, overseeing the Kindergarten through sixth grade program, Atid (grades seven and eight), and Kollel (grades nine through twelve).
Prior to joining our staff, Danny was the Director of Education and Youth at Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park, Michigan, where he developed and implemented a vibrant and innovative school curriculum. Danny also held positions as an assistant educational director, a youth activities programmer and high school director, and an age group leader at Camp Ramah.
Danny received his Master’s Degree in Judaic Studies, Education and Synagogue School Administration from the William Davidson School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Judaic Studies and Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. He has studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and participated in the year long Nativ USY leadership course in Jerusalem as well. He currently sits on the Board of the Jewish Educators Assembly.
Danny was born in Israel, raised in Forest Hills, New York, and currently resides in New York City with his wife, Danielle, his son Netanel Dov and his daughter Atara Chana.
Jamie Klein-Zoref, Director of Early Childhood Education
Jamie Klein-Zoref, our Director of Early Childhood Education, joined The Conservative Synagogue in July 2010. Jamie brings over 22 years of experience in the field of Jewish early childhood education, and is eager to make her mark at her new home, The TCS Preschool.
Prior to TCS, Jamie spent 20 years at the Solomon Schechter Day School in West Hartford, beginning as a lead teacher and ultimately becoming the Director of Early Childhood Education. During her tenure as Director, she oversaw the growth of their program from 25 to over 100 preschoolers. Subsequent to her work at Solomon Schechter, Jamie joined the Greater Hartford JCC as the Director of the Early Childhood Community Center. In this role, she supervised and directed all aspects of the early childhood program for over 300 children in three separate locations. Most recently, she was the Child and Family Development Director at Eastern Connecticut State University where she oversaw all aspects of their innovative, on-campus preschool.
Jamie holds two Masters Degrees in early childhood education, one of which is from the renowned Bank Street College of Education. She lives in the local community with her husband, Steve.