Phone: 630-961-1818 x39
Hello! My name is Wendy Adler and I am excited to be the new Religious School and Preschool Director here at Congregation Beth Shalom! My family grew up at Congregation Beth Shalom. My twins attended the preschool back in 2004 and my youngest attended in 2006. They all have gone through religious school, had their bar and bat mitzvahs and they have all gone through confirmation at CBS. My twins were founding members of the BBYO chapter here in Naperville, and my youngest is an active member as well. Now, my twins are sophomores in college and my youngest is a junior at Oswego East High School. I personally have taught 3rd grade and 1st grade at the religious school here at CBS. I also was the VP of Education on the CBS Board of Directors for 4 years and served on the CBS Preschool Committee when my children were part of the preschool. Congregation Beth Shalom holds a special place in my heart, and has been an integral part of my family for many years!
I received a masters degree in Deaf Education in 1998 and moved to Illinois from New Jersey. I was a preschool teacher at Child’s Voice, a program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing for 8 years. I then got my second master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision and became the principal of the school. This past year, the opportunity came up to work at CBS, and I felt it was the perfect job for me! I get to be back in the classroom, where my passion is…and I get to still do all the paperwork of a director!
I am looking forward to working directly with our children, continuing to grow the Congregation Beth Shalom Religious School and Preschool and getting to know all of the families of the CBS!