What's Affecting Your Early Childhood Enrollment? Help Us Discover the Trends The URJ is looking for ways to support congregations in their efforts to engage families with young children, and so we're pleased to announced that we're partnering with JData to conduct a comprehensive survey of
the URJ's 300 early childhood education programs, including
their successes & challenges and the impact that government
funded universal pre-K funding is having on many of them. To learn more,
sign up for one of the JData webinars. Read more>>
The Task Force on Pre-K Government Funding's member have been announced! Meet the Task Force and stay up to date on what URJ Chairman Peter Weidhorn describes as "...the most important work that is to be done if we are to ensure a vibrant Judaism in future generations." Read more>>
Parshiyot Library - Love our Got Shabbat series? Great! Download all available Got Shabbat guides from our parshiyot library and stay tuned to the Got Shabbat page for new guides.
The Tot Shabbat Handbook, edited by Paula Feldstein, is now available from URJ Books and Music. Order now!.
The Association of Jewish Libraries has compiled an annotated list of recommended books with Jewish themes, entitled Jewish Stars,
for students from early childhood through high school. The topics
include contemporary Jewish life, Jewish folklore, Holidays and life
Shalom Sesame - Guess who's going to Israel. It's Sesame Street's Grover! The loveable
Muppet is taking a trip to Israel (along with friends from the Street
and celebrity guests) as Shalom Sesame is re-launched.
Rosh HaShanah: Stop and Smell the Honey - The start of the school year often coincides with the High Holy Days,
which can make for a frantic start to the year. The Torah Aura
Productions Bulletin Board blog offers some tips to dealing with this
Reform Judaism magazine articles to share with your lay leaders, colleagues and
communities at large.