Early Childhood & Family Engagement


By offering a high-quality Jewish educational environment that is both warm and welcoming, the Jewish community can inspire young children and their families to experience vibrant Jewish lives. Throughout the year, we provide opportunities for educators to connect with one another, to learn about the evolving needs of families, and to develop cutting edge approaches that meet the needs of the Jewish community’s newest members. Together with leaders and providers of early childcare and enrichment programs, we’re rewarding changes that help make this vision a reality.

Related Resources

Unable to attend our Jewish Futures Conference, Pride & Prejudice? Attended, but want to review and share with others? You'll find three ways to view our video recordings.
Building on his talk at the Jewish Futures Conference, and inspired by the legacy of his teacher Elie Wiesel, author and educator Ariel Burger shares ten unique and counter-cultural suggestions for teaching with spiritual efficacy in troubled times.
Resource Guide
This Resource Guide includes articles, teaching resources, videos, and websites that have been selected in tandem with our 2019 Jewish Futures Conference 2019.

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Shariee Calderone
This action network will deepen educators understanding of nature-based learning while enriching their knowledge, strategies, and approaches taking place in their own school setting. Educators will explore the…
Jo Kay
A network open to full-time educators (Ass’t Directors/Principals, Family Engagement Professionals, Program Directors, Camp and Youth Professionals, Full-time Teachers) other than Senior educators/directors,…
Shariee Calderone
This network will help family engagement educators develop best practices, be reflective about their work, and refine their skills and abilities to engage families with young children in more creative and…
9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Temple EmanuEl, 1 East 65th St, New York New York 10065
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Latest News from Early Childhood & Family Engagement

Dec 6, 2019
David Bryfman
It is our obligation today not to hide from the tough questions and challenges that lie before us. It is our opportunity and responsibility today to engage in the necessary discussions that are critical today.