JECELI engages select new and aspiring directors in intensive Jewish learning, reflective practice, leadership development, and community building. Jewish learning provides the foundation for all of the areas that are studied. Participants work on discovering meaning in texts and ritual; understanding leadership and relationships through Jewish perspectives; fostering spiritual development; integrating Israel into the life of the early childhood program; and facilitating the development of identity. JECELI is a collaboration between The Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC), in consultation with Bank Street College of Education and with the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation.
JECELI is founded on the premise that Jewish early childhood programs can have a powerful impact on the future of the Jewish community at large. Upon completion of the program, participants are expected to be able to:
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For more information, please contact Lyndall Miller, director.