Preschool Welcome


wendyfalchuk2Welcome to Temple Emanuel Preschool. Founded in 1937, we have been educating young children for over 70 years. Our school provides programs for students ages 18 months through 5 years. I am honored to be working with your children as they start their educational journey and begin their life-long love of learning and Jewish living.

Located at Temple Emanuel in the heart of Newton Center, we have a modern, safe and fun environment for your child to imagine, explore and grow. We have a large indoor multi-purpose area dedicated to the preschool, as well as our own playground and outdoor classroom and exploration area. We are also privileged to have access to other areas of the synagogue to allow us to celebrate with our families and the larger Temple community for events such as our Sukkot breakfast and our Thanksgiving feast. We celebrate Shabbat on Friday mornings through song, books and challah which quickly becomes the children’s favorite day of the week.

We are pleased to offer a traditional morning program, as well as early drop-off and extended day options. It is truly a delight for me to get to watch your children shine and grow throughout the year.


Wendy Falchuk, Preschool Director

More about our Preschool Director!

Wendy Falchuk joined us as the Preschool Director of Temple Emanuel Preschool in August 2016. She brings both a passion for early childhood development and Judaism, as well as the ability to articulate a vision for the future of our school and lead us in our school’s evolution. “I’m really excited to honor the traditions and history of this amazing preschool and continue to grow the program in new and innovative ways, enriching the minds of young children,” explained Falchuk.

Wendy brings years of early childhood experience, has extensive involvement on multiple education-related and not-for-profit boards (including the Carroll School, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols and Newton West Little League), and has strong organizational and management skills. A consummate learner, Wendy has been engaged in on-going education in the early childhood arena.

“Having grown up and been bat mitzvahed at Temple Emanuel with Rabbi Chiel, I am really honored to be back here to cultivate an environment of Jewish learning for our youngest generation,” said Falchuk.

Wendy is very committed to early childhood education, and accessible learning for all, including Jewish learning. She has helped to enrich a Jewish curriculum at secular schools, volunteered in the Jewish community, coached Newton Soccer and been on the Board of Newton Little League. She currently resides in Newton with her husband Matt Sarrett and two children Zach, 15 and Cailey, 12.