Cathy Rolland, RJE
Cathy Rolland is the Union for Reform Judaism's director of emerging networks and engaging families with young children, where she and her team develop innovative approaches for communities to meet the needs of today’s families with young children based on research and shifting landscapes. Cathy is also the inaugural president of the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ), an affiliate of the URJ; she currently serves as the URJ’s liaison to ECE-RJ. Cathy holds a master of arts in religious education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a certification in Jewish early childhood leadership from Gratz College. She and her husband live in Denver, CO where she is grateful for the opportunity to serve as the chair of the Colorado Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative.
Relating to and supporting families with young children is essential to growing and strengthening your congregation. To help you in this critical work, here are five proven tools to successfully engage today’s families with young children – which will be further explored at the 2019 URJ Biennial.
The Union for Reform Judaism is honored to announce that BimBam’s library of more than 400 original videos will remain online and be integrated onto our educational website, ReformJudaism.org.
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