vibrant, inclusive and community-centered

Message from Director Cindy Sandler

Welcome to Judy Gordon Nursery School at Temple Israel of Natick. The Judy Gordon Nursery School provides a loving, caring and supportive environment for young children and their families. The staff is dedicated to enriching the development of each child. Our school is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  We provide both a bi-cultural curriculum for the children with warm and supportive foundations in Jewish and American cultural experiences. JGNS provides a fun “hands on” learning experience in a safe environment.

It's Friday late morning and the Nursery School hallways are abuzz with the excitement of Shabbat. Cantor Ken has his guitar ready and the children can't wait to hear both new and familar creative songs, like the one about the dinosaur getting ready to spend Shabbat  with them.

After thirteen years in the classroom here,  I am thrilled be in my fifth year as director of the Judy Gordon Nursery School. I still get to experience the cozy feeling of children gathered on a classroom rug to celebrate Shabbat together. The view from my office is different than the view from the classroom, but I 'm excited about both the continuity of programs and the future opportunities that I see from where I'm sitting. My door is always open, and I want the school community to approach me with questions, concerns, or suggestions. I look forward to sharing your child's journey at the Judy Gordon Nursery School and contuing to make their experience full of playful challenges.


 Limited  enrollment for 2016-7! Here is a flyer, and here is the application.  First-come, first-serve; limited spaces currently available in most classes. Flexible early drop-off and extended day options, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM, and 7:00 AM-5:00 PM on Fridays!