Welcome to the JCC Nursery School Parents Association!

We are Betsy Goldin and Donna Sheynfeld, your Parents Association cochairs for the 2017-2018 school year. We are thrilled to serve in this role. Betsy and her husband, David, are entering their fourth year at the Nursery School. Their older son, Charlie, is now a nursery school alum and is starting kindergarten and their daughter, Katie, will be in the 2s program this year. Donna and her husband, Tal, are coming up on their second year at the nursery school. Their daughter Emmi is entering extended-day 3s, and they also have a 16-month-old daughter, Arielle. 

The nursery school has become such a big part of our lives, it seems only natural that we take on this role to continue to create the same experience for other parents. The JCC offers everything we were looking for in a school for our children—a warm and loving environment rooted in Jewish culture and traditions, a strong teaching staff, and passionate administrators. Most of all, it has such a vibrant engaged community of parents. 

We are so lucky to have such a strong and active parent body. With over 25 Parent Association–sponsored events throughout the year and various volunteer opportunities, we want all families in our community to feel that they can find their place here. It is our hope that you will join us at events, volunteer, and come to Parent Association meetings. We are dedicated to making all of these experiences meaningful for you and your families. 

Additionally, because the Nursery School is such an integral part of the greater JCC Manhattan, our children’s first school experience becomes so much more than just that. From family programs through the Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life to extracurricular classes and activities for everyone in the family to opportunities to explore Jewish life and values through the Center for Jewish Living, being a JCC Nursery School family opens you up to so many opportunities to grow, connect, and have fun, even beyond your child’s time here. 

We look forward to getting to know you this year. Please always feel free to reach out to us with any questions, issues, suggestions, or even just to say hello or chat!


Donna Sheynfeld dsheynfeld@gmail.com