Dori Adler has been named director of education at the Temple Torat Yisrael Frederic G. and Lawrence. G. Cohen Religious School.
A native of Cranston, Adler has a long history with Rhode Island’s Jewish community, especially with Torat Yisrael, first as a student and Bat Mitzvah, and later as a Judaics teacher. As a youth, she continued her Jewish education at the Harry Elkin Midrasha Community High School, and enjoyed many years as a camper and counselor at Camp JORI.
Adler has been a creative and valued instructor at Congregation Beth David’s South County Hebrew School, Torat Yisrael’s Cohen School and at Temple Am David’s Louis and Goldie Chester Religious School. She currently is a substitute teacher at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island.
Additionally, Dori is an active member of her children’s school P.T.O. board, serving most recently as vice president, and was the John Wickes Elementary School Volunteers of Warwick (VOWS) Coordinator for three years.
Adler is currently in the process of finalizing her staff and looks forward to introducing the new faculty soon. She is also excited to work with Rabbi Aaron Philmus, as they will create new and meaningful educational programs that will prepare Jewish children for life as Jewish adults. Says Adler, “I am looking forward to building a personal relationship between the Jewish community and its families. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to create an educational environment that will focus on Jewish learning through authentic personal experiences and hands-on learning.”
Adler graduated from the University of Rhode Island with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Women Studies. She loves to read, travel with her family, and volunteer at her children’s school. She also enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Cece. Dori resides in Warwick with her husband and two children.