Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to view Israel through the early childhood Jewish educator lens, with trusted, and esteemed colleagues. It will be the trip of a lifetime!
WHO: A diverse and dynamic delegation of colleagues, including directors, teachers, clergy, and specialists.
WHAT: A 10-day educational adventure, sponsored by ECE-RJ in partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Education with focus on applying concepts inherent in Israeli culture and values to our work with families with young children.
WHY: The opportunity to participate in meaningful, high-level exploration of the land, the people, and the educational landscape of Israel which will inform views and deepen personal connections to Israel. Early childhood and engagement professionals will be inspired to bring life-changing lessons back to their organizations, touching the lives of thousands of families with young children.
WHEN: February 18-28, 2018 with possibilities of extensions
WHERE: Cultural, historic, relevant sites around the country, including visits to high quality early childhood programs, meeting with and learning from premier early childhood educators. The itinerary is being designed by The Israel Experience along with a small group of early childhood colleagues, Dr. Lesley Litman (Director of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR and iCenter consultant, and Shira Ackerman Simkovitch.
A Message for Registered Participants:
Shalom fellow travelers!
We are so excited that you are joining us for the ECE-RJ 2018 Israel Experience in February.
To prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for this opportunity to see Israel through the lens of an early childhood educator we need to:
• establish connections to each other
• establish a common understanding of Israel past and present
• become familiar with the itinerary
Because we are fortunate to be a community of travelers from all across the U.S., we will convene virtual meetings via the Zoom platform. Zoom allows us to meet virtually with video conferencing. Please use the following link to join via your computer. Ideally we would love not only to see each of you but to share our screens when discussing things like the itinerary etc. If you do not have a camera/microphone set up on your laptop, please use the link so that you can see everyone and the shared screens AND call in using the phone number included. This will allow you to see, hear and be a part of the conversation.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://urj.zoom.us/j/7427432203 Or join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 742 743 2203
Following are the scheduled dates and the designated time is 4pm EST. Please adjust the start time for your specific time zone.
You will be sent an invitation via email with a link for these dates. Please accept the zoom invitation for all dates. We understand that schedules are always double booked! However, committing to doing this preparation work before departure will have a great impact on our trip. Coming together as a learning group with strong relationships and intentions will create a deep and powerful experience in Eretz Yisrael.
ECE-RJ Israel Steering Committee