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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 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 director or 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 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.

Tricia Ginis
Executive Director, ECE-RJ 


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