Judy Kropf has been involved with Jewish education since her teens, when she tutored b'nei mitzvah and taught Israeli folk dancing. She attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem and taught English as a Foreign language to high school students in Jerusalem, then later taught Hebrew and folk dancing at synagogues in the Washington, D.C., area and Beacon, NY. Judy joined the staff at Temple Israel in 2016, teaching 5th grade Judaica and the 8th/9th grade Path to Confirmation class. She is a Qushiyot Israel Education Fellow, Rosh Hodesh (Moving Traditions) facilitator for teen girls, a Sign2Me teacher, and has taught hundreds of people how to hula hoop and folk dance.
Judy took Music Together classes with her daughters, Sophie and Dalia, when they were little. Now she is a registered Music Together teacher and looks forward to facilitating the new Music Together Sing Shalom course at Temple Israel in April. Judy lives in Garrison with her husband Noel and daughters, with whom she enjoys dancing and singing in many different musical genres and attending dance and music festivals and camps.