Temple Shalom Tots Academy meets once a month on Sunday mornings during Religious School. Families with children (2-4 years old) and their parents are encouraged to sign up for this parent-child interactive class. For information on this monthly Tots Academy, please contact Deborah Niederman, RJE, Director of Religious School & Young Family Programming at (972) 661-1362 ext. 213. Families MUST register in advance. Online registration is available here.
Temple Shalom is excited to introduce the new Tots Academy Teacher: Julia Geffen Rogers
Julia was born and raised in the Dallas area. She and her husband, Brooks, have two children, Aaron, age 14 and Naomi, age 10. They also have 8 pets! Julia has spent the majority of her career in early childhood education, either as an early childhood music teacher or in the classroom, primarily in Jewish education. She is also a board-certified music therapist. Most of her clinical experience has been with children diagnosed with autism, and adults receiving hospice care.
Julia loves working with our youngest learners and getting to know their families. Her goal for Tots Academy is to introduce our children and families to Jewish holidays and tradition through hands on, multi-sensory experiences. Of course, there will be music making too! Come join us!