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Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below. May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!
On Monday morning, October 30th, KSDS celebrated the 36th day of its 36th year. All of the students and staff came dressed in their special commemorative t-shirts. There were showcases highlighting outstanding events from the past, and special events scheduled for the entire day. Stacey Thompson, the 36th Project Coordinator, carefully planned every detail. It Continue Reading »
Two years ago Rabbi Richard Camras invited me to his congregation in West Hills, California to do a Scholar-in-Residence weekend. There are two memories from that experience that I want to share with you. First of all, he was the same rabbi and mentsch that he was when he served our synagogue 18 years ago. Continue Reading »
Rabbi Paul D. Schneider grew up in Detroit. He received his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and his doctorate in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.
He served as the headmaster of Chizuk Amuno’s Krieger Schechter Day School in Baltimore for 29 years, and following that, was engaged by the congregation to serve as its Director of Congregational Life. In 2014-2015, Rabbi Schneider served as interim principal of the high school at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. In 2015-2016, he was interim rabbi of Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Toronto, Ontario. This last year, Rabbi Schneider was the interim rabbi of Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens.
Rabbi Schneider has served as president of both the Association of Independent Schools of Maryland and DC, and the Jewish Educators Assembly. He is married to Marilyn Schneider, a CPA , and they have three grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and two delicious granddaughters. His passion is for Israel, and he loves stories.