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 Rabbi Jan Katzew Scholar Endowment Fund

Indemnify the institution of high-level continuing education for members of ECE-RJ at their annual conference by subsidizing the expense of a renowned scholar-in-residence or keynote speaker.


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The Charles Mansfield Educator Scholarship Fund

Will be awarded to current members who apply for scholarship to attend an ECE-RJ annual conference or kallot.


Rabbi Aaron Panken Memorial Scholarship

One of the main goals of ECE-RJ is to support the needs of current and future educators and leaders in early childhood Jewish education.  To this end, ECE-RJ has created a scholarship in memory of Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., the 12th President of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, who passed away on May 5, 2018.

 The Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism Rabbi Aaron Panken Memorial Scholarship.

 This scholarship will provide up to $3,600 in scholarship funds annually for educators who are pursuing an advanced degree or certification in Jewish Early Childhood Education or Jewish Leadership. Applicants must be members of ECE-RJ.

A selection committee will review applications and award the scholarship(s). To support this scholarship, donations can be made to ECE-RJ’s Charles Mansfield Educator Scholarship Fund and earmarked for the Rabbi Aaron Panken Memorial Scholarship. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is November 1st.  Awards will be announced by December 15th.


In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and 2 letters of recommendation to Paula Katz, VP of Administration, 

Questions? Please call Paula Katz, VP of Administration, 713-535-6400, ext. 252


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The ECE-RJ General Fund

Allows for the expansion of ECE-RJ  and to enable us to provide exceptional programming, special projects and partnerships, social networking platforms and other opportunities that advance the field of Jewish early childhood education.

In addition to making donations to these funds, both tribute cards and note cards are available to honor the early childhood professionals.


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Your contribution supports ECE-RJ and our members. 


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