About Us

Get To Know Us

  • History
  • Mission Statement
  • School Philosophy
  • Our Teachers
B’nai Israel Community Day School was founded in 1973 by a group of parents committed to a full-week Jewish education. Since its opening, it has grown from a small elementary school adding a part-time preschool and then in 2003 adding an Infant and Toddler program and a full-time preschool program. In 2015, BICDS opened its doors wider to welcome a new elementary school program premiering a Kindergarten program and expanding to add First Grade in 2019. We look forward to adding a Second Grade in 2020.
B’nai Israel Community Day School’s mission is to foster a safe and warm environment with an emphasis on Jewish character values to cultivate the next generation’s community leaders. We are committed to providing a customized education –academically, physically, and emotionally – to create a lifelong love of learning.
The philosophy of the school encourages exposing children to many activities throughout the day allowing them to learn what their preferences are as they grow and develop. Throughout the day, children experience yoga, sing-a-longs, outdoor gardening, Judaics, messy play, computers, time with the B'nai Israel Seniors group, circle time, nature walks, playground time, cooking and more.
The staff at B'nai Israel Community Day School is hardworking, devoted and committed to educating young children. They are driven to look at the needs of each child and work tirelessly to make everyday fun, diverse and exciting for all of their students.
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Administration Team

Lynn Salter

Office Coordinator

With more than 20 years of experience in office administration, Lynn began working with the Day School in 2015. Originally from Winder, GA, she and her husband moved to the Gainesville area in 2015. They have two grown sons, Brandon and Nick, and three fur babies, Prim, Apollo, and Fox. Outside of work, Lynn enjoys spending time with family, as well as exercise, tennis, hiking, kayaking, pretty much anything that gets her outdoors. She really enjoys the family-type closeness of the staff at B’nai Israel, along with watching the children learn and grow, year after year.

Hannah Rynning

Student Services Administrator

Hannah is originally from Ocala, FL and moved to Alachua County with her husband in 2018. Hannah recently finished her Associate’s Degree with Liberty University and is working towards getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always loved working with children. She loves the outdoors, traveling to see new sights, playing sports, and photography. “I am so excited to be here and be a help to the B’nai community!”

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A Message From Our Staff

``Welcome to the Day School! We are so excited to share our school with you. Each staff is committed to providing your family with a warm and nurturing environment. We love working together with you every day, watching your children learn and grow and take pride in offering them an outstanding secular and Jewish education.``
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