Jennifer Slattery- New Director Effective July 1st




It is with much excitement that Congregation Beth Shalom’s Early Learning Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Perer Slattery to the position of Director of the school.


Jennifer Perer Slattery has spent the current school year as the Associate Director of Programs after five years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  Jennifer, a native of Squirrel Hill, earned her Bachelor of Arts from Penn State University, an Elementary Teacher’s Certification from Mercyhurst University, and most recently earned her Pennsylvania Director’s Credential.  Prior to joining the Beth Shalom team, Jennifer taught at the Yeshiva Schools in Pittsburgh and at an elementary school in Columbus, Ohio.


The families and children at Beth Shalom have come to love her high level of energy, dedication, creativity, and her enthusiasm for her profession and for those with whom she teaches.


“I am so pleased to become the Director of the Beth Shalom Early Learning Center.  Having grown up in Squirrel Hill and at Beth Shalom I am a familiar face to many. I  look  forward to continuing  to provide our students with a first class environment that will encourage their curiosity and introduce them to the joys of life-long learning.  Our Early Learning Center has become a home to innovation, creativity, and passionate curiosity.  I am excited to continue to grow with our Center and our children,” says Slattery.


When not teaching, Slattery enjoys time with her family, including her husband Shawn and son, Max, who has attended Beth Shalom since birth.


As the Associate Director of Program, Jennifer worked alongside Liron Lipinsky, Head of Schools, in revitalizing the curriculum at the Center and incorporating the values and philosophy of Reggio Emilia into the classrooms.


This summer Liron will transition into the newly created position of Director of the Joint Jewish Educational Program (J-JEP) that was developed  by the leadership teams of  Rodef Shalom and Beth Shalom. Liron has brought energy and enthusiasm along with high standards of excellence in all of our schools. While she will be missed on a daily basis we know she is never far away. She will be available to consult with Jennifer during the transition phase.


Liron in her announcement to the community said:  “We are excited to appoint Jennifer Perer  Slattery as the Director of the Early Learning Center.  Jennifer cares deeply about the entire Beth Shalom community, is incredibly passionate about early childhood education, and values Judaic education.  I am eager to see our Center grow under Jennifer’s leadership and direction.”



While we know that Jennifer has “big shoes to fill”, we are confident that she will continue to lead our school with the same high level of excellence. Her wealth of knowledge, organization, communication skills and her love of children make her a tremendous asset to our program and learning community.


For more information on Beth Shalom’s Early Learning Center please contact:

 Liron Lipinsky at: or 

Jennifer Slattery at: or call: 412.421.8857

Published by cbseducation


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