URJ’s Sparks of Judaism, offered in partnership with ECE-RJ, is now open for registration. This 4-session online course is designed to introduce the culture and traditions of Reform Judaism to early childhood educators who are new to Judaism or who are teaching in a Jewish setting for the first time. It is available exclusively to ECE-RJ members, as part of our member learning opportunities for teachers.
The goal of this course is to spark participants’ interest and curiosity through the introduction of modern and traditional concepts of Judaism. Each cohort actively participates in practical applications of Jewish texts, holidays, and ideas, in their early childhood classrooms. This learning opportunity can help teachers understand Judaism more deeply and become more confident and knowledgeable educators.
The sessions for Preschool/Pre-K teachers will be offered on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00-8:00pm ET
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-8:00pm ET
Tuesday, November 20, 7:00-8:00pm ET
Tuesday, November 27, 7:00-8:00pm ET
Registrants should plan to attend on all four sessions. An additional cohort for infant/toddler teachers will also launch in November.
Register by October 25th.
For more information, contact Nancy Bossov, RJE (NBossov@urj.org).