Infant care center dedicated at Tifereth Israel

 

Silverman Preschool Director Amy Stanley (left), Dr. Bonnie Sowa, and Tifereth Israel President Jerry Hermes at the dedication of the new Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg Infant Care Center, an addition that enables the rapidly expanding preschool to accommodate newborns and infants of working parents.

Silverman Preschool Director Amy Stanley (left), Dr. Bonnie Sowa, and Tifereth Israel President Jerry Hermes at the dedication of the new Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg Infant Care Center, an addition that enables the rapidly expanding preschool to accommodate newborns and infants of working parents.

By David Ogul

David Ogul

David Ogul

SAN DIEGO  – Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s Silverman Preschool in the San Diego neighborhood of San Carlos on Thursday, May 14, officially dedicated the Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg Infant Care Center, an addition that enables the rapidly expanding preschool to accommodate newborns and infants of working parents.

Enrollment at Silverman Preschool has nearly doubled to more than 70 children since last summer. But until now, enrollment was limited to children at least 18 months old.

The late-Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg was an infertility expert who passed away suddenly last year. He was the son of devoted Tifereth Israel Synagogue members Ruth and Arthur Ginsburg, longtime benefactors who established the Ginsburg Family Endowment Fund. The Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg Infant Care Center was made possible in large part through a generous donation from his wife, Dr. Bonnie Sowa, and their children.

“My husband specialized in high-risk infertility treatment, enabling so many families to have children, so this is such an amazing way to honor his memory,” said Dr. Bonnie Sowa.

Several members of the Tifereth Israel Synagogue staff and Board of Directors were on hand for the dedication.

“We are incredibly thankful to the family of Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg for this generous gift that will benefit so many babies for so many years to come,” said Amy Stanley, Silverman Preschool Director. “There are so many working parents looking for good, quality daycare for their children, and this new addition enables Silverman Preschool to meet that growing community demand.”

Dr. Ginsburg, who wrote numerous peer-reviewed research articles on male and female infertility that were published in various scientific publications, served as director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Prior to that, Dr. Ginsburg served for nearly three decades at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan in a variety of positions, including assistant dean for medical student education. And he provided patient care in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and general gynecology at University Women’s Care in Southfield, Mich.

Silverman Preschool is a thriving Jewish preschool that welcomes children of all religious and cultural backgrounds. For more information about the Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg Infant Care Center at Silverman Preschool, visit SilvermanPreschool.com.

More than 300 families comprising approximately 550 people are members of the synagogue, which was founded in 1905 and remains one of the larger Conservative congregations in the region. The Tifereth Israel Synagogue campus at 6660 Cowles Mountain Boulevard in east San Diego is home to the Silverman Preschool, Tifereth Israel Torah School, and the nondenominational Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra. Tifereth Israel is an egalitarian congregation that has long represented both tradition and innovation in the Jewish community.

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Ogul is a freelance writer based in San Diego.  You may comment to [email protected] or post your comment on this website, provided that the rules below are observed.

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