Religious School Director
Alice talmud Religious School Director
Alice Talmud has been the Principal of Temple Beth Israel's Religious School and Hebrew High School since 2001. She comes to us with many years of experience in Jewish education both as a teacher and an administrator. Her passion for Judaism, Israel and the Hebrew language has led her to a wonderfully rewarding career and imparting this love of our heritage to the next generation of learners is a task to which she is endlessly committed. Alice’s own Jewish education began at age six in a Modern Orthodox Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and she continues to actively pursue that education. Is there a new Torah class being formed? Count her in. Is the Jewish Educators Assembly taking a learning trip to Israel? Sign her up.
Alice prides herself on leading a wonderful staff of dedicated, knowledgeable and dynamic teachers. She believes in a collaborative model of education that allows for continuous evolution and openness to growth and change. Joyfully greeting our arriving students at the beginning of their day and sending them off at the end of the day with a beautiful rendition of Hatikvah are the bookends that epitomize the overall experience of her students.
Alice Talmud studied Speech, Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College and holds a certification in Jewish Education from the Board of Jewish Education. She lives in Plainview with Jake, her handsome and talented husband of many years, and her adorable rescue dog, Doc. She is enormously proud of her children, Rebecca and Jonathan, and her son-in-law Rory, and adorable grandson Abe... and of course Daisy, her precious grand-puppy!