Shir Hashirim Rabbah, 1:24Your donation to one of our funds listed below is an especially thoughtful and deeply appreciated way to honor our dedicated early childhood professionals across the country.
The Rabbi Jan Katzew Scholar Endowment Fund
This dedicated fund was established on April 24, 2006 on the occasion of the 50th birthday of Rabbi Jan Katzew, who at that time was the Director of Lifelong Learning at the URJ. Rabbi Katzew has been the driving force in the establishment and growth of the ECE-RJ, as well as in raising the status of all professionals involved in early education within the Reform community. Currently Rabbi Katzew is Professor of Jewish Education at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati, OH.
This fund will indemnify the institution of high-level continuing education for members of ECE-RJ at their annual conference. The earnings from the endowment will subsidize the expense of a renowned scholar and insure ongoing high quality continuing education for our educators.
The Charles Mansfield Educator Scholarship Fund
This dedicated fund was established on April 10, 2006 on the occasion of the death of Cathy Rolland’s father. Cathy, the first president of ECE-RJ and currently the Director of Early Childhood Education at the URJ, has been the moving force in the founding and growth of the organization; her father was extremely proud of all her efforts. This fund was created as a tribute to them both.
This fund will indemnify the ability of any member of the organization to attend the annual conference. The earning from the endowment will subsidize the conference fee for any educator (supervisory or non-supervisory) who would otherwise be unable to attend.
The ECE-RJ General Fund
This fund was created in May 2012 as a means to allow for the expansion of our organization and to enable us to provide exceptional programming, special projects, social networking platforms and other opportunities that advance the field of Jewish early childhood education.
Our organization strives to foster in our children and families a love of learning, a joy of community, deepened relationships with Israel and a sense of pride in teaching Jewish traditions and values.