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 high school English there, 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 of Northern Westchester in 2016, teaching Judaica and Hebrew to both upper and lower schools. 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 participated in 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 Sing Shalom class at Temple Israel in September. 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.