From left: Michelle Martens, Joel Weissglass, Ellen Levine, Cantor Dov Goldberg, Lynn Einbinder, Rabbi Jeff Sultar, Larry Kaplan, Administrator Emilie Kovit-Meyer, CBI President Francine Semaya, Director of Gan Yeladim Suzanne Wykoff, and fundraising co-chair Tootsie Olan participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Outdoor Exploratorium at Congregation B’Nai Israel.
Press release from Congregation B’Nai Israel
It’s called an Outdoor Exploratorium — a “part playground, part classroom” environment that Congregation B’nai Israel president Fran Semaya explains “will replace the existing playground and be the centerpiece of a revitalized outdoor space for the young children in our community.”
On Tuesday, June 10, CBI in Rumson held a groundbreaking for an Clergy leaders, lay leaders, educators, administrators, board members and fundraisers all gathered to ceremoniously break ground for the new nature-based play and learning space, an asset that will be unique among schools in Monmouth County.
As project liaison Larry Kaplan states, construction for the Exploratorium will begin this week, and while the project will be built in several phases, the initial phase should be finished in time for the summer camp session at CBI’s Gan Yeladim Early Learning Center. Gan families, members, friends, and business associates of CBI funded the project.