Jewish Early Engagement Forum Spring 2018 Newsletter

March 5, 2018

Source: Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education


I am delighted to share some updates from around the country with you. The Jewish world in the United States has changed demographically, culturally and socially and continues to evolve. The world is changing even faster with technological innovations such as driverless cars, travel to Mars, artificial intelligence, individualized medicine and much more. The impact of these technological innovations on family structure, mental and physical health, religious practice, society and community is unclear. Now more than ever we need to work together as one community to raise children and families who are rooted with a foundation of time-tested wisdom of the Jewish tradition, and from these values are able to adapt to societal change and build meaningful and successful lives.

In this newsletter you will find inspiring work from many communities and organizations. Some are focusing now on training master educators and professionals who will be able to work with the complex, diverse and sophisticated Jewish community. Others are developing resources to help with the work. Many programs are focusing on caregivers, those who are first and closest to the child who are instrumental to the development and well-being of the child. The work being done is tremendous and inspiring. At the same time, I want to remind us that the work is not enough and there are still many communities around the country who do not have access to master educators, resources and funds. Let us work together to leverage our resources, spread the word of the importance of our mission and invite others to join this sacred work.

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Updated: May. 02, 2018