“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

JECELI takes the stance that, in Jewish early childhood education, responding to the call of leadership requires a grounding in Jewish learning, reflective practice, and community building. With this foundation, leadership methods become meaningful,  and can be used to meet goals that emerge from followers as well as from the leader. Problems that arise become opportunities rather than obstacles, and the school can become stronger and even more intentional. The organization of JECELI itself is transparent, so that the leadership skills, knowledge, and processes employed are made explicit, and can be used by participants to develop community in their own programs.

 

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, with the generous support of The Crown Family. For more information on these institutions, click here.

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What's New

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...

January 24, 2017 |

The Power of Sharing Perspectives

Welcome to the JECELI Chicago January Seminar! It was a day of listening, accepting without agreeing, working to...

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