Laurie Lindner, our Synagogue Administrator, oversees the office and building and has a wide variety of responsibilities. Laurie has a background in office and financial management, graphic design, marketing, social media and event coordination. Laurie previously worked as the Synagogue Administrator and Program Director for Adath Shalom in Morris Plains and as the Executive Administrative Assistant at Temple Har Shalom in Warren. She was Sisterhood President for 3 years and served on the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth Am in Parsippany. Laurie lives in Parsippany with her husband Bob and her two children.
Nursery School Co-Directors:
Jill Buckler and Lisa Lerman
The Pine Brook Jewish Center community looks forward to Jill Buckler’s 1st year as our Nursery School Co-Director. She has been our Pre-K teacher for the past 14 years, as well as, teaching the GAN class at PBJC Religious School for the past 5 years. This is her 15th 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.The Pine Brook Jewish Center community is excited to welcome Lisa Lerman in her 1st 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 fifteen 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.
Pine Brook Jewish Center is extremely pleased that Mrs. Mary Sheydwasser is entering her tenth year as Religious School Director. Mary has vast experience both as a Religious School Director where she achieved “Framework for Excellence” and teacher at Shomrei Torah in Wayne. Born in Canada, Mrs. Sheydwasser grew up in an Orthodox environment and attended Hebrew day school. The second of two daughters of parents that survived the Holocaust, she is forever indebted to them for teaching her everything that they could about being Jewish and the importance of continuing Jewish education and traditions. Since immigrating to the United States, she has continued her professional development by taking courses at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and the JTS Leadership Institute for Educational Directors . Mrs. Sheydwasser is a vibrant and creative leader in our synagogue who always has the children’s best interest at heart. Her goal for the school year is for every student to be proud of his/her Jewish identity and to feel comfortable walking into the Synagogue.”