Sasha Kopp joined Central Synagogue as Assistant Early Childhood Director in Summer 2017 after completing Masters degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. During her degrees, she also participated in the Wexner Graduate Fellowship / Davidson Scholars Program. Sasha’s passion for early childhood education has brought her to schools are recognized as strong centers of the Reggio Emilia approach from coast to coast. After completing Brandeis University, she was a lead teacher at Temple Beth Shalom Children Center in Needham, MA and then throughout graduate school, she worked as the Administrative Fellow and Judaic Specialist at Temple Israel of Hollywood Nursery School. Sasha cares deeply about building Jewish community by creating strong relationships with students, parents and teachers and loves seeing community and connections grow at the May Family Nursery School.
In addition to her early childhood experience, Sasha is also a passionate fused glass artist. She leads glass workshops for everyone, from young children to adults at Central Synagogue, and around New York City. Her workshops, like her work in early childhood, seek to bring a bit of creativity and play into everyday life.