Ms. Yanofsky and Mr. Yanofsky - 4th Grade Teachers at SS4JS
Mrs. Yanofsky (Mrs. Y to the students):
This is Cindy's fourth year teaching fourth grade at SSJS, She is also an elementary school teacher This year she will be teaching second and third grade at Solomon Schechter of Greater Boston.
Prior to obtaining her masters in elementary education from Brandeis University in 2012, Cindy practiced law for twenty years. "I became a teacher because I love learning and I want to share my enthusiasm for learning with young people. As a lawyer, she looked at every contract to see what was there and what was not, why certain language was used and how the content would affect the parties involved. Her philosophy is that students, particularly in a Sunday school, can learn to look deeper. They are taught customs, facts and how tos, but may not always get to the why. Cindy’s passion is in inspiring students to always ask why, how, really; to not take any piece of information on its face without looking it over, twisting it, and seeing how it fits with what else is known. Her job, as she defines it, is to guide Jewish learning through discussion and to help students along a path to a greater capacity in each student to think about their Judaism, to explore their roots and customs, and to question so as to make the learning their own.
From Mr. Yanofsky: My name is Ken Yanofsky (Mr. Y) and I will be teaching fourth grade next year with Mrs. Y, who happens to me my wife. I am also a general studies teacher, currently a permanent substitute at The Sage School in Foxboro, a K-8 school for gifted children. I enjoy creating fun ways to learn. Many of the students at SSJS have used the jeopardy white board I designed as Mrs. Y uses it to assess student knowledge. I am looking forward to guiding fourth graders in their learning of Jewish values, history, holidays, Hebrew reading, and prayer.