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ECE-RJ is THE professional organization for

Early Childhood Jewish Educators



Select your membership category below to join ECE-RJ


All Directors, Assistant Directors, and Teacher members have access to:

  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Pension (Through the Reform Pension Board)

As a DIRECTOR or an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of a school, or as a retired director you receive exclusive access to information, support, and resources that:


  • Connect you with colleagues across the United States
  • Strengthen your leadership skills
  • Provide professional growth opportunities
  • Help you to create a vibrant congregation and community



As a TEACHER, you will receive exclusive access to information, support, and resources to:

  • Strengthen your teaching skills
  • Create an engaging and effective curriculum
  • Grow professionally
  • Develop long and lasting relationships



As a URJ congregation, you can join for free to help you with your search for a new director ($180 for Non-URJ Congregations):

  • Free job postings for director and assistant director positions
  • Access to placement resources 
  • Consultation services throughout the placement process



As a congregational lay leader, congregational staff member, clergy, North American Board Member, early childhood supporter, family engagement specialist, program professional or reciprocal from another URJ affiliate/professional organization you will find membership valuable in growing and strengthening your early education programs, congregation and/or organization.





Do you have questions about membership, or want to know more before you join? Reach out to our team for help.

Jamah Maman, VP of Membership,


It is our policy that financial capacity will not be a barrier to membership. Specific payment arrangements may be granted to members if the dues cause undue strain on the school/congregation/institution. Please contact for more information.


Membership Brochure

ECE-RJ 2022-2023 Dues Structure



Budgeting for 2023-2024? Check out the rates for the upcoming membership year

ECE-RJ 2023-2024 Dues Structure