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Early Childhood center Staff


Geula Zamist, our Early Childhood Center Director joined CAI in August 2012. She has a BA from Baruch College and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.  Before coming to Agudath Israel, Geula worked as the ECC Director at the Westchester Jewish Center and the ECC Director at Ramaz.

Geula is passionate about early childhood education and has been called on to consult for a number of different Jewish institutions around the world. She enjoys getting to know families and working with teachers.

Geula is proud of all of her children and their many accomplishments and is most honored to carry the title Savta, Grandmother. 

She looks forward to getting to know all of the ECC children and providing them with a wonderful education. Contact Geula Zamist. 973-226-3600 ext. 121


Lori Weinberg, our Administrative Coordinator of the Education Department, is a lifelong member of Congregation Agudath Israel.  An alumna of the ECC and RS, Lori has been involved in numerous areas of synagogue life over the years.  Currently, Lori oversees the ECC Extended Day Program as well as coordinating various administrative responsibilities in the Education department.  Lori and her husband, Marlon, live in West Caldwell with their elementary school aged daughters Jolie and Haddie.

Contact Lori Weinberg, 973-226-3600 ext. 124


Jessica Pablo, our  ECC Administrative Assistant is from Livingston and has been working in early childhood for the past 6 years – she enjoys being a part of CAI!

Contact Jessica Pablo, 973-226-3600 ext. 120


Ashley Frish, our Summer Camp Director, received her BS from Northeastern University and a dual Masters in Education from Montclair State University. She taught preschool in New York City for many years and has over 20 years of experience working at summer camps. Ashley and her husband, David, joined CAI in 2019. Their child Max attended the ECC and is currently enrolled at the Religious School at CAI. 

Contact Ashley Frish 973-226-3600 ext. 189

June 9,2023 /  20 Sivan 5783