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Chizuk Amuno Congregation


We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we
believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.

We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as
we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.

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!

Our People

Preschool at Goldsmith is all about hands-on, project-based, child-centered learning. We let the children drive the curriculum. The teacher facilitates each day’s activities, guiding students through a schedule that invites learning through play.

Our Teachers

The teaching staff is the foundation of a quality program. Our state certified faculty is experienced, creative, and loving. Each teacher brings with her a unique background in Jewish education and a dedication to the well being of every child and family.

Required to attend workshops, in-service training, and educational programs in early childhood and Jewish education, our teachers are constantly learning and integrating new approaches in their classrooms.

All teachers have at least a B.A. Some have an M.A. We also have learning specialists in Hebrew, music, library, drama, and art. Each classroom teacher has an assistant. All staff members are trained in pediatric first aid and CPR.

Our Students

We serve approximately 120 students age 18 months–5 years. Our families live throughout the Baltimore area. Many are members of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, so your kids will see one another when they come to services. All our students are members of the Jewish community.

Our Parents

Our parents are vital to our success and are encouraged to participate in family education activities. We believe that a high quality Jewish educational program can and must extend beyond the walls of the classroom. Our Parent Association (PA) insures a constant line of communication between parents and teacher.

Goldsmith Early Childhood Center Leadership

  • Director, Michelle Gold
  • Goldsmith Committee Chair, Leslie Seidman
  • Vice President for Education, Kelly Blavatt
  • Parents’ Association Presidents, Kelly Blavatt and Stacey Thompson
  • Rabbi, Joshua Z. Gruenberg
  • Rabbi, Deborah Wechsler
  • Executive Director, Glenn S. Easton
  • Goldsmith Office Manager, Mona Kaufman