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ECE-RJ is more than just another professional organization. It is a community of individuals with similar hopes, desires, and experiences. At least once a year, this community comes together to learn, laugh, and create memories and friendships for a lifetime.


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  Yom Chadash 2025 Chicago Website

2024 Yom Chadash Virtual Ad Journal

Yom Chadash Memphis 2024 Slideshow

Yom Chadash 2024 Recap


2022 ECE-RJ San Diego Virtual Ad Journal

2022 ECE-RJ San Diego Slideshow

2022 ECE-RJ Conference Sponsors

2022 San Diego Recap


2022 Bridging the Distance Choir - Virtual Kallah

2022 Virtual Kallah Recap

2021 Bridging the Distance Choir - Virtual Conference

2021 Virtual Conference Recap

2020 St. Louis Virtual Ad Journal

2020 St. Louis Recap



2019 San Antonio Virtual Ad Journal


2018 Israel Experience - Dig for a Day

2018 Israel Experience - Kol Haot

"The ECE-RJ Israel Experience"

February 18-28, 2018



2017 Chicago Virtual Ad Journal


Advancing Early Childhood Education

in the 21st Century"

Diana Granger, Keynote Speaker

March 1-4, 2017

Chicago, IL



"Soul Purpose

Linking the Generations:

American Jews & Their Ethical Wills"

Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence

April 7-9, 2016

Memphis, TN


2015 ECE-RJ Boston Ad Journal

"Beyond Independence: Changing the Mold

of Early Learning and Engagement"

Dr. Robert Brooks, Keynote Speaker

January 15-17, 2017

Boston, MA



"A Spiritual Journey-Torah & Teva

Jewish Practice in the Great Outdoors"

Rabbi Mike Comins, Scholar-in-Residence

Cantor Mark Horowitz, 'Distinguished Speaker Series"

January 15-17, 2014

Asheville, NC


"Revolutions in Early Childhood

Technology, Testing, Teaching, Torah"

Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Keynote Speaker

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, 'Distinguished Speaker Series"

January 17-20, 2013

Morristown, NJ


"Through the (Jewish) Looking Glass"

Ellen Dreskin, Scholar-in-Residence

Cathy Rolland, RJE, 'Distinguished Speaker Series"

March 15-17, 2012

Boulder, CO


"Ani V'atah:

You and I Can Change the World"

Deborah Schein, Keynote Speaker

Rabbi Jan Katzew, 'Distinguished Speaker Series"

January 12-15, 2011

Phoenix, AZ

"ECE-RJ Intensive:

Take the Lead in Your Own Growth"

Lyndall Miller, Scholar-in-Residence

Nancy Bossov, 'Distinguished Speaker Series"

March 7-9, 2010

Dallas, TX



"ECE-RJ Rocks the Arts with Ruach"

Deborah Schein, Keynote Speaker

Rabbi Jan Katzew, 'Distinguished Speaker Series"

January 15-17, 2009

Cleveland, OH


"B'ruchim Ha-Ba'im:

Opening Our Communities: Opening Our Minds, Our Hearts and our Doors"

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Keynote Speaker

January 10-12, 2008

San Jose, CA



"Electrifying Jewish Early Childhood Education"

Ilene Vogelson, Keynote Speaker

January 11-14, 2007

Philadelphia, PA

"Weaving our Traditions into the Future"

January 12-15, 2006

Ilene Vogelson, Keynote Speaker

San Diego & Newport Beach, CA


"Dare to Dream: Early Childhood is the New Frontier of Reform Judaism"

Rabbi Lance Sussman, Keynote Speaker

Ilene Vogelson, Keynote Speaker


New York City, NY


"Building Community: Jewish Early Childhood Education, The Foundation of our Jewish Communities Future"

Ilene Vogelson, Keynote Speaker

January 16-19, 2004

Atlanta, GA

"Touch a Heart - Teach a Mind"

Dr. Becky Bailey, Keynote Speaker


New York City, NY

"The Blessing of the Skinned Knee"

Dr. Wendy Mogul, Keynote Speaker


New York City, NY

"Finding Our Voices in the Reform Movement"

Maxine Segal Handelman, Keynote Speaker


New York City, NY