Temple Emanu-El starts school year with breakfast


Temple Emanu-El’s Religious School welcomes Ronni Saltzman Guttin as the new director of education. Guttin looks forward to greeting all students and their families at a celebratory breakfast when the new school year opens on Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. Students and families will meet the teachers and see their new classrooms that morning. 

Guttin says she is very excited to lead the school into the next year and looks forward to working with students and families. Although this is a new position for Guttin, she has been a teacher in the Temple Emanu-El Religious School for the past three years. She also taught in the school many years ago. Many students and families know Guttin from her work as a camp director at Camp JORI and, more recently, at Camp Avoda. Guttin has worked in programming for Jewish Eldercare of RI.

Plans this year in the religious school call for an expanded Madrichim program, which gives teens an opportunity to work in classrooms assisting teachers, while exploring a variety of topics to enhance their own Jewish education. Students in several grades will continue to use the highly acclaimed Shalom Learning Program for studying Hebrew.

Hillary Guttin will continue to expand the Jewish music program, and the school looks forward to expanding its relationships with several social service agencies. The school’s outstanding faculty are ready and eager to help students thrive in their Jewish studies as they grow in their understanding and appreciation of our rich tradition.

Temple Emanu-El welcomes members and non-members to its school. Please contact Ronni Saltzman Guttin at ronni@teprov.org or via telephone at 401-331-1616 for further information.

Submitted by Temple Emanu-El