“The biggest challenge in Jewish life today is identifying and cultivating good leadership…. Tap into your inspiration if you want to lead well.” – Dr. Misha Galperin, Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations

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Jewish Learning and Dialogue

Jewish Learning and Dialogue

Reflective Practice and Mentoring

Reflective Practice and Mentoring

Community Building

Community Building

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It’s not too late!
As a post-Hanukkah gift, we are extending the deadline for applications to the Chicago Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute (JECELI) until December 23rd. This program can advance you in your career as an educational leader and benefit the children and families in your program now and in the future. Be a part of the new excitement this year in Chicago’s Jewish early childhood education community – JECELI is currently funded for one Chicago cohort – don’t miss out! Complete the application by clicking http://bit.do/JECELICHICAGO. Please contact Lyndall Miller at lymiller@jtsa.edu or at 215-470-4664 for more information.

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: We have been awarded a grant to launch a community JECELI program in the Greater Chicago Area! We are currently recruiting staff members, and will soon be posting information about applying to the JECELI Chicago program. Please visit our site again soon to learn more! To see an announcement in eJewish Philanthropy, click here. To learn about the structure of the JECELI Chicago program, click here. For more information about how to apply, click here.

JECELI will continue to engage selected new and aspiring directors in intensive Jewish learning, inquiry and reflective practice, leadership development, and community culture 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 collaborative effort between The Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, in consultation with the Bank Street College of Education, with the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation. For more information on these institutions,click here.

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