“As the leader, so the generation; as the generation, so the leader.” – Talmud Yerushalmi, Arakhim 17a

What We Want You to Know

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Jewish Learning and Dialogue

Jewish Learning and Dialogue

Reflective Practice in a Jewish Social Context

Reflective Practice in a Jewish Social Context

Community Building

Community Building

More About JECELI

WE HAVE AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! We are beginning the recruitment process for a second JECELI Chicago Cohort in June. Please see our “Costs and Commitments” page at http://jeceli.org/costs-and-commitments/ and “How to Apply” at http://jeceli.org/apply/ for more information about requirements and eligibility.

We hope that you want to respond to the call of leadership in Jewish early childhood education! JECELI supports leaders and aspiring leaders by providing a grounding in Jewish learning, reflective practice, and community building. Leadership tools are used to promote collaborative work in the group and in the schools of the JECELI Fellows. Challenges that arise become opportunities rather than obstacles and each school can become stronger and even more intentional. To these ends, the organization of JECELI  is transparent, so that the leadership skills, knowledge, and processes that inform the program can be used by participants to develop their own schools.

 

JECELI is a collaborative effort between The Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, originating in consultation with the Bank Street College of Education, and operating with the generous support of The Crown Family. For more information on these institutions, click here.

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What's New

March 30, 2017 |

Catching up with the March JECELI Chicago Seminar!

We have had such a full time that it has been difficult to blog! Over the last several days, we have learned much...

January 26, 2017 |

Wrapping up the JECELI Chicago January Seminar…

          Today we engaged in powerful learning with Safiyah Jackson, the Director of...

January 25, 2017 |

Day 2 of the JECELI Chicago January Seminar!

            Our session continued today with our usual experiences, including...

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