Your donation to one of the ECE-RJ Funds is thoughtful and deeply appreciated. It is a way to honor our dedicated early childhood professionals across the country for the work that they do.
The ECE-RJ General Fund
The ECE-RJ General Fund assists in fulfilling the organization's mission. It allows ECE-RJ to offer exceptional programming, special projects, social networking platforms and other opportunities that advance the field of Jewish early childhood education.
The Charles Mansfield Educator Scholarship Fund
The Fund provides conference fees to members who would otherwise not be able to attend ECE-RJ's National Conference. Established in 2006, it was created in memory of Cathy Rolland’s father. Cathy was the first president of ECE-RJ and has been the moving force in the founding and growth of ECE-RJ; her father was extremely proud of all her accomplishments.
The Fund subsidizes the expenses of renowned scholars to ensure ongoing high quality continuing education for educators at our Conferences and Kallot. Established in 2006, it was created to honor the 50th birthday of Rabbi Jan Katzew. Rabbi Katzew was the Director of Lifelong Learning at the URJ and was a driving force in the establishment and growth of the organization.
The Rabbi Aaron Panken Memorial Scholarship
The Fund subsidizes tuition for educators who are pursuing an advanced degree or certification in Jewish Early Childhood Education or Jewish Leadership. It was established in 2018 in the memory of Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., the 12th President of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.