2018 ECE-RJ Israel Trip

Join ECE-RJ for the 2018 Israel Experience

Feb 18-28, 2018

Click  HERE to Register.

Click HERE to apply for Scholarship

ECE-RJ Israel Experience

Ready to embark on the trip of a lifetime???


Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to view Israel through the early childhood Jewish educator lens, with trusted, and esteemed colleagues. It will be the trip of a lifetime!

WHO: A diverse and dynamic delegation of colleagues, including directors, teachers, clergy, and specialists.

WHAT: A 10-day educational adventure, sponsored by ECE-RJ in partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Education with focus on applying concepts inherent in Israeli culture and values to our work with families with young children.

WHY: The opportunity to participate in meaningful, high-level exploration of the land, the people, and the educational landscape of Israel which will inform views and deepen personal connections to Israel. Early childhood and engagement professionals will be inspired to bring life-changing lessons back to their organizations, touching the lives of thousands of families with young children.

WHEN: February 18-28, 2018 with possibilities of extensions

WHERE: Cultural, historic, relevant sites around the country, including visits to high quality early childhood programs, meeting with and learning from premier early childhood educators. The itinerary is being designed by The Israel Experience along with a small group of early childhood colleagues, Dr. Lesley Litman (Director of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR and iCenter consultant, and Shira Ackerman Simkovitch.

HOW: Follow this LINK to register. Cost is $3200 per-person based on double occupancy. Price includes lodging, tour guide, admission fees, ground transportation, most meals and gratuities. Fees DO NOT INCLUDE airfare. Participants are responsible for their own flights. 

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $360 is due by July 15, 2017. Deposit deadline extensions may be available upon request. Please email the specifics of your request to executivedirector@ecerj.org or call Tricia Ginis at 480-620-4053.

SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship requests are now being accepted for the 2018 ECE-RJ Israel Experience. Scholarships will be awarded to help offset the cost of the Israel trip to make attendance possible. Scholarship funds are limited and awarded to members in good standing and based on financial need. Scholarship may not be applied toward the $360 non-refundable deposit due July 15, 2017. Scholarship applications are due by June 22, 2017. Notification of scholarship awards will be made by July 7, 2017.



Enjoy the Israel Trip Promo song here (to the tune of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing")