JCC Association of North America and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) have announced a major new partnership to address immediate challenges facing the field of Jewish early childhood education and family engagement. This marks the first time JCC … [Read more...] about JCC Association of North America and The Union for Reform Judaism Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Strengthen Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education
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By Linna Ettinger Vision is certainly required to raise children to be upright citizens of today’s society, but in a bilingual (Hebrew and Arabic) Kindergarten in the town of Jaffa in Israel, the director, Ora Balha, demonstrates vision and also extraordinary courage every d … [Read more...] about In Which Society will our Children Flourish and Thrive?
By Veronica Maravankin “[Schools are] places of life for children, teachers, and families - places not only to transmit culture and support the family, but to create new culture, the culture of childhood, the culture of the child; places in which we can offer to our society a new … [Read more...] about Our Families, Our Schools, Our Future
By Diana Ganger, MSW, and Sharon Goldman, JD Cheers of glee can be heard down the hallway of Moriah Early Childhood Center this Friday morning, but this time it has nothing to do with the rich Shabbat celebrations. Grandpa Larry is back in Chicago from his snow bird trip to … [Read more...] about Grand Friends: Is our Society Ready to Rethink Family?
By Lindsey Bodner In September 2018, the first group of one-and-a-half to three year-old kids began attending Olam Katan. I started this drop off playgroup because there are no reasonably priced, pedagogically sound Jewish programs in our Lower East Side neighborhood in … [Read more...] about Thinking Big and Funding Small: Models for Making Jewish Education Affordable