Media Center

Media Center: Sefaria

We offer a language rich curriculum that provides our children and their families with a large array of books on all topics. Our school has a lovely media center that houses over — children’s books, as well as a puppet theater, a quiet space and yoga mats. Throughout the week, children can be seen checking out books, participating in yoga classes or having group story time. Additionally, we have also partnered with PJ Library of North Central Florida to provide a lending library, located just outside our school entrance with books on Jewish parenting and child rearing resources. Borrow a book, take peek and bring it back when you’re finished. It’s that easy!

media specialist

Laura Richards

Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Media Center, and Art Teacher

Over the last 20+ years Laura has been working with children. Her experience encompasses secular and Jewish education in the classroom (K-12).  She served as Director of the Temple Shir Shalom Sunday School for three years, and as Creative Director of after school programs, summer art workshops and camps through the Gainesville Association for the Creative Arts.

Laura is an artist whose work can be found at the The Harn Museum and at local galleries.

She and her husband have raised three children in Gainesville.