The Temple’s Weinberg Early Learning Center (WELC) has announced the hiring of two new educational leaders as co-directors, Annetta Kornblum and Mindy Pincus. The two women have a combined 60 years of best practices in secular, public, private, Jewish, and preschool education.

Kornblum was previously the Interim Director of the WELC after 30 years of professional work in Jacksonville, Florida in both secular and Jewish education.

“Annetta Kornblum has proven her educational prowess and compassion for every student that walks through our doors,”  the WELC said in a press release. “The WELC families have grown to love her, and we are so fortunate that she will continue forth to co-direct our school.”

Mindy Pincus has spent 30 years working as an early childhood and elementary educator and has a PhD in Counseling Psychology.

“Finding someone equally as talented and qualified as Annetta was challenging, but we were afforded an incredible opportunity when we met Mindy Pincus,” Rabbi Steven Rau, Director of Lifelong Learning at The Temple said, “We could not have envisioned a better outcome. We not only found one, but two of the greatest Jewish educational leaders and mensches.”

“To co-direct the WELC with Annetta is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Pincus. “I cannot wait to become part of this outstanding school and work with such talented faculty, dedicated leaders and loving families.”

May 20 from 11:30 a.m. until Kabbalat Shabbat at 12:30 p.m., both Kornblum and Pincus will be on-hand to meet with WELC families and anyone interested in the WELC programs. If you are not currently a WELC family, email Annetta at akornblum@the-temple.org to RSVP for the event.

Kornblum and Pincus will begin officially working together this summer during WELC’s Summer Camp Program before the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

Spaces for the WELC Summer Camp are still available, as are select spots in the WELC preschool for the 2016-2017 year. For more information about the Weinberg Early Learning Center, visit online www.the-temple.org/learn or call 404-872-8668.