Meet the Co-Directors


Jill BucklerNursery School Co-Director: Jill Buckler
973-244-9800 x. 212

The Pine Brook Jewish Center community looks forward to Jill Buckler’s 2nd year as our Nursery School Co-Director. She has been our Pre-K teacher for the past 15 years, as well as, teaching the GAN class at PBJC Religious School for the past 5 years.  This is her 16th summer as the Unit Leader of Kindergarten Girls/Pre-K at Willow Lake Day Camp and has been teaching for a total of over 18 years in the non-profit field.

Jill is very excited to continue to teach the Pre-K, as well as, the GAN class on Sundays in the addition to her new administrative role as Co-Director.


Lisa LermanNursery School Co-Director: Lisa Lerman
973-244-9800 x. 212

The Pine Brook Jewish Center community is excited to welcome Lisa Lerman in her 2nd year as our Nursery School Co-Director.

Lisa graduated from Muhlenberg College where she earned a dual degree in business administration and social science.

Over the past 16 years, she has taken on various roles at PBJC, including: teaching the Mommy and Me class, introducing and implementing the science program, and assisting in both the two’s and three’s classes. She spends her summers working as a head counselor and administrator at Pine Brook Day Camp and performs administrative work throughout the school year. Lisa looks forward to continuing her role as a teacher as well as becoming a Co-Director at PBJC.

Both Lisa and Jill intend to continue to build and offer a warm, loving program that nurtures children, reinforces their natural disposition to ask questions, finds answers and strengthens a child’s ability to function as both a strong individual and as a caring member of a child-sized community.

Monthly News – December 2017

Nursery School is in full swing. Our halls and classroom are filled with holiday stories, songs, treats and works of art. There have been so many great learning opportunities and projects. Of course, right on the heels of Thanksgiving is always …..Chanukah! The children have worked hard to learn the story of Chanukah, baked some delicious holiday treats, and have made crafts which our families will treasure for many years. The staff and children are excited to perform and participate in a very special Chanukah/Shabbat program with Rabbi Finkel and Cantor Toren.

In January we begin our Introduction to Preschool class for children who will be 18 months old by January 1st. This transition class is designed for toddlers to slowly gain confidence and independence in a classroom setting. The children in “Intro” will be ready for PBJC Day Camp Summer 2018 program as well as the 2’s class in September. Registration is taking place now for this wonderful program.

Writing about summer, planning for Summer 2018 is in full swing! We will soon be accepting applications for Summer 2018, for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. At PBJC Day Camp we offer an 8 week program highlighted by fabulous weekly themes and programming that includes water play, arts and crafts, music, games, sports, special events and more!

Registration for the 2018-19 school year will soon be open. Stay tuned for details regarding our dynamic and vibrant Intro, 2, 3 and 4 year old programs in our January newsletter!

As always, our door is open to anyone who would like more information about any of our nursery programs.

Warm Regards,

Lisa Lerman/ Jill Buckler

Nursery School Co-Directors

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