Noah Mencow Hichenberg joined the teaching staff at JCC Manhattan in 2008. He has held a variety of roles throughout the institution, including nursery teacher, Day Camp @ Pearl River site director, and instructor in Havurah and the Jewish Journey Project. Noah has worked at several Jewish youth groups, Hebrew schools, and camps.
Noah received his master’s degree in early childhood and childhood education from Fordham University, and bachelor’s degrees in American history from Columbia University and Jewish history from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Currently, Noah is working toward his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where his research involves studying the relationship between social environments and individual development.
Noah and his wife, Shira, met at Camp Ramah in New England, and now spend their weekends chasing down Jonah, their energetic toddler. Noah’s vision for the nursery school is a place of educational excellence that is a unique blend of a Reggio-inspired pedagogy and progressive Jewish values. The confluence of these two strands of inspiration position our school as a place where questions are valued for the possibilities they open up.
Click here to read Noah's remarks from past parent orientations.