At the ECC we have passionate, qualified staff who are dedicated to helping your child learn and grow during this fundamental time in their lives.

Our staff are:

  • Experts in the field of childhood education
    • Our head teachers hold a Masters in Early Childhood Education and state certification
    • Many of our assistant teachers are currently working towards a Masters in Early Childhood Education at top programs such as Bank Street and Hunter College
  • Experienced
    • Our head teachers have been with the school for years and many helped shape the program since its inception in 1978
  • Committed to excellence
    • No matter what their tenure, our teachers are always developing their classroom skills and learning alongside peers and students


Jacqueline Israel

Director of Early Childhood Center

Jaci Israel is Director of CBE’s Early Childhood Center and has enjoyed a long relationship with CBE where she began her preschool teaching career in 1986. Since then she has coordinated Pre-K programs for several nonprofit agencies and initiated the Project Reach Youth’s Universal Pre-K Program. She has also worked extensively with elementary age students with learning disabilities as a teacher at the Mary McDowell Center and as an Orton Gillingham tutor. Jaci has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education. Her proudest achievements by far are her son and daughter.

Phone:(718) 768-3814 x221

Congregation Beth Elohim greatly appreciates Gruss Life Fund for Jewish Education for their support of the teachers at CBE.