Julie Thaler, Class of 1980
Julie (Rosenthal) Thaler is a renowned educator. She has been in the field of Jewish early childhood education for over 20 years. Thaler has worked at several major Jewish Day Schools in the New York Metropolitan area including Heschel, Ramaz and Solomon Schechter of Bergen County. She currently teaches at Carmel Academy, spearheading a new transitional kindergarten program inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
Building on the roots she was given at Hebrew Academy, Thaler has used song, art, drama, Tfilah and Torah to engage and ignite a love for all things Jewish in the hundreds of young lives she has touched. Her summers are spent working at Camp Ramah Nyack or – whenever possible – sitting by the beach in Tel Aviv. Thaler is thrilled to be recognized by the school that she feels so greatly influenced her and led her to become the woman and educator she is today. She is also the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Gilad and Itai, both day school graduates.