How to Apply


To be eligible for this program you need to have acquired:

  • Experience working in a leadership position in a Jewish early childhood program;  OR at least 3 years of early childhood teaching experience and strong interest in assuming a leadership position
  • A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field
  • At least one course in the area of child development
  • A basic foundation level of Jewish learning (such as knowledge of the cycle of the holidays)
  • The ability to commit the time necessary to complete the program (see Costs and Commitments)
  • Note: this program does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or religion

The Application Process

We are excited to be beginning the application process for a new JECELI Cohort – in the Greater Los Angeles area! The link for the application is here. Instructions are included. Please contact the Director, Lyndall Miller, at, or the Project Manager, Lisa Ellison, at, for more information about eligibility and the process itself.