Ganeinu – For Leaders Dedicated to Early Jewish Childhood

Spring 2010

Source: Ganeinu, Vol. 8, No.1


The Union for Reform Judaism has just released the Spring, 2010 issue of Ganeinu, a publication for leaders dedicated to early Jewish childhood. In this issue of Ganeinu they explore renewing the purpose, working in collaborative teams and professional and volunteer, which are cutting across specific areas of expertise.



Among the articles in this issue:


Jennifer Magalnick, Early Childhood Specialist in Getting Connected—Where Do I Plug In?” highlights the importance of making connections and provides an overview of the wonderful Union resources available.


Wendy Grinberg, Adult Learning Specialist, in “Family as Student” reminds us of the importance of reaching the entire family, while providing outstanding resources for integrating the family into the Jewish community of the synagogue.


Stephanie Fink, Outreach Specialist, provides an overview of the newly formed “Early Engagement Networking Group”.


Norma Cahen, President of the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ) shares her passion for working with young children and their families in "Daydream Believer".


Marc Newman describes his personal journey making connections as Chair of the Early Childhood Committee. He emphasizes the importance of collaboration and partnerships to ensure we find new paths for our congregations to engage families with young children.


Jodi Hessel, Vice Chair of the Early Childhood Committee, shares her enthusiasm about the “Early Childhood—Camp Caravan,” taking place August 2-4, 2010 at URJ Camp OSRUI.


Naomi Raz; Early Childhood Coordinatorfrom IMPJ in Israel, contributes a thought provoking article entitled “Learning Through Connection”.

Updated: May. 30, 2010