“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

Welcome, JECELI LA! Applications are now being accepted for the Los Angeles Cohort. You can find the application by clicking here. We are working on building our mentor staff in LA as well. Look for updates throughout our website, coming soon!

JECELI Chicago is working on two levels at the same time: the continuation of Cohort 2 and the development of the Community of Practice for Cohort 1, that the second Cohort will eventually join. These early childhood professionals in Jewish schools are demonstrating their inspiration and commitment to the field, moving it forward.

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. For more information on these institutions, click here.

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What's New

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...

May 8, 2018 |

An intensive three days!

I believe that we are all still digesting the work of the April Seminar even though we are at the end of the of...

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