BZBI, where you learn

Early Childhood Education

Laurie Wagman Playschool and Abigail R. Cohen Preschool 








At BZBI, we create a joyful Jewish educational environment for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. We are committed to engaging children intellectually and creatively, encouraging independent thinking and developing a range of academic, social, and emotional skills that will carry them through their school years.

Sara Dasher Goldfuss

Programs Coordinator
Melanie Fine


Early Childhood Committee
Alexandra Romirowsky & Arielle Kerstein

Early Childhood Parent Association
Andrea Smith

My ‘from the heart goal’ is to have a fully enrolled program, where children and families are treated with respect, kindness and are feel welcomed each day by caring teachers, administrators, and clergy. A school where children are safe, challenged intellectually and creatively, and teachers are valued and feel a partnership with the parents. For everyone, I want to create a joyful Jewish experience that is open for all who want to experience it and be a part of the BZBI community.

—Risa Young, Director of Early Childhood Education