Margie Ipp has been the Director of the Temple Judea Nursery School for the past 31 years. She was born in South Africa, and graduated from the University of Witswatersrand in Early Childhood Education. She then immigrated to Israel with her husband Eli, a physician, in 1970. Their 4 children were born and raised in Israel, where Margie opened her own English-speaking, early childhood center in Jerusalem. She has been both a teacher and an administrator of early childhood programs in South Africa, Israel, Dallas, and Chicago, and was hired at Temple Judea in 1985. Margie is a board member of Beit Issie Shapiro, a school for severely disabled children in Israel. She was the founder of Cycles for Smiles, a fundraiser in which nursery school children ride bicycles to raise money for equipment that will allow all children to participate fully in an early childhood experience. Cycles for Smiles is now an international program in nursery schools in six countries around the world. Margie is the proud mom of Lior, Oren, Tuval & Maia, and the over-the-moon Safta to Ayel & Adei.