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CBB of Ottawa adds Professional Educator to Senior Team

Cindy Presser Benedek comes back to her roots

Jan 21, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Cindy Presser Benedek (CBB alumnus ’82-’94) will be joining Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa as an Assistant Director.  Her dream has always been to return to the place where her passion for working with children was seeded – CBB!

Cindy has built a career working with children at all levels of Jewish education. Cindy graduated from York University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and certification in Early Childhood Education.  She launched her teaching career at The Children’s Place in Ottawa, a not- for- profit childcare organization serving children from infants through school age and as a kindergarten classroom teacher before quickly moving into the role of Program Supervisor.  She also administrated the Summer Program for children ages 5-12, planning the curriculum, training and supervising staff.

When Cindy’s husband Joey was recruited to Microsoft in Seattle, Washington she served as the Assistant Head of School at The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, managing the Preschool and Admissions.  Cindy thrived in this role, where she was responsible for the children’s academic, social and emotional development as well as the school’s operations. When Cindy and her family moved back to Canada 3 years ago, Cindy accepted the role of Director of Communications at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto where she has been responsible for all marketing, advertising and community communications.

“As a CBB of Ottawa alumnus, Cindy has a deep appreciation for the camp experience”, stated CBB of Ottawa Director, Jonathan Pivnick.   “Her enthusiasm is contagious.  She truly adores working with children and believes camp provides an unparalleled opportunity for campers and staff to participate in a wide variety of activities in an environment that reinforces Jewish values, identity and community while developing friendships that will last a lifetime”, added Pivnick. 

We are excited to welcome Cindy back and are looking forward to an awesome summer!!!