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9999.2018 Israel Experience

2018 ECE-RJ Israel Experience
February 18 - 28, 2018  Israel

The 2018 ECE-RJ Israel Experience


A group of 40 educators, including directors, teachers, clergy, and specialists. explored the land of

Israel through the early childhood Jewish educator lens. It was a trip of a lifetime! It was also a

beautiful way to celebrate the 18th anniversary of our organization.


The 10-day amazing 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.


We participated in meaningful, high-level exploration of the land, the people, and the educational

landscape of Israel which deepened our personal connections to Israel. We visited high quality early

childhood programs, met with and learned from premier early childhood educators. The itinerary was

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) Attendees were joined by Shira Kline who brought depth

and meaning to the experience through daily reflection, song and joy.


2018 Israel Experience Itinerary

Israel Experience - Shabbat Morning Service February 2018

ECE RJ Havdallah Israel February 2018