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

What We Want You to Know

Click on the images at right to learn more about JECELI's areas of study.

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-LA is now fully underway! You can see our wonderful LA community and learn more about what JECELI looks like in Los Angeles by clicking here. The LA site will be continuously updated, so visit often!

JECELI Chicago Cohort 2 has just completed its work for now- we look forward to hearing more from Chicago as the Community of Practice there continues to evolve. These early childhood professionals in Jewish schools are demonstrating their inspiration and commitment to the field, moving it forward.

In every cohort, 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 in the field are used as examples of opportunities to promote thoughtful, intentional changes that reference core Jewish values. To these ends, the organization of JECELI  is transparent, so that the leadership skills, knowledge, and processes that inform the program are those that 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, and the Jim Joseph Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. For additional information on these institutions, click here.

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What's New

November 20, 2018 |

What’s the Story?

“Once upon a time…” We all know these words. Stories are very familiar to us as a way of conveying meaning....

August 14, 2018 |

A post from Hannah Bloom Hirschberg, the Chicago Program Coordinator

Mindfulness in the Park “Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose...

July 17, 2018 |

July One Day Seminar

For this one-day seminar, we find ourselves in a natural setting. While this photo is from Israel, we will be in...

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