Marilyn has been a member of the United Synagogue since she and her husband moved to Hoboken in 1974. She was one of the young mothers who attended services with children before there was an educational component, and helped start the first "Tot Shabbat" program at USH in the early 80's. She is still teaching youngsters on Shabbat through the USH Learning Center some 31 years later, and has seen countless of her students achieve Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and even weddings! Her youngest daughter (Laura) is a Kaplan teacher. Marilyn is now retired from a long Federal Govt. career and spends every Friday in the Susim Class (4's), which makes Shabbat a very special time for her and the students.
Dancing since the age of four, Lauren has been performing, choreographing, and teaching throughout the tri-state area for over ten years. She received her BA in Dance from Muhlenberg College in 2008 with Magna Cum Laude Honors, having trained in various styles and techniques such as ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and tap. Since graduating college she has been performing professionally with numerous dance companies before moving to NYC and joining Rod Rodgers Dance Company in 2018. She has taught a variety of styles to all ages and is absolutely loving teaching movement at Kaplan Cooperative Preschool.
3s Assistant Teacher | Enrichment Teacher (currently on maternity leave)
Malki Gruzman Mori was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. She moved to New York to attend college and fell in love with NYC. She continued to earn a Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College. Since then, she has taught and assisted in several schools with kids ages 2,5 - 5. She also developed and led a mommy and me class for kids ages 0-3 at the Educational Alliance while working there. Malki lives in Hoboken with her husband and three young children.
Heather came to the Kaplan Preschool in 2006. Previously she owned Echo of Art, an arts and activities center that provided art and music lessons, parties, and much more to the Hoboken community. Echo of Art was a popular Kaplan school field trip destination. Heather has worked both in magazines and museums. She spent twelve years as a photo editor at various magazines in addition to three years at the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, NY. She has a Bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in Art History from Indiana University. Heather is the proud mother of Jacob and Nellie, both college students.
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