Diverse Learners and Special Needs
Temple Shalom is deeply committed to helping all children in our community receive a meaningful and high quality Jewish education.
Our staff is supported by our Director of Inclusion and we work regularly with Gateways: Access to Jewish Education to ensure they are caring and well trained as we strive to create an inclusive community.
Over thirty talented teenagers participate in our Madrichim (teaching assistant) program by training monthly and serving as classroom and one-to-one aide support for children attending our Sunday program.
Click here to read an article written by one of our Teen Teaching Assistants about her experience supporting a child with learning differences.
Meet Emily Kieval,
Director of Inclusion
Emily Kieval grew up in Newton and has been creating and supporting inclusive communities for over 15 years. At Temple Shalom, Emily guides the development and implementation of proactive inclusive practices in worship, learning, and programming across the lifespan. Emily works closely with parents and educators in our Nursery School, SHACHARIT (K-6), and Youth Engagement (7-12) programs to support all of our children. Emily uses she/her pronouns and looks forward to getting to know you.