“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 15, 2017 |

How do we approach leadership in JECELI?

I was recently asked to write an article about how JECELI supports each person as they develop their own...

January 13, 2017 |

Watch this space!

With the update of our website, we will be posting information on our ongoing activities in this blog. First look...

February 23, 2015 |

Listening, Discovery, Collaboration, Dance

We started the day at the Levinsky Teachers’ College, learning with Dr. Clodie Tal about the philosophy of...

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