The Jewish Enrichment Center partners with children, families, and institutions to build joyous community in which every person is an integral part of an ever-growing Judaism, and participation enriches every part of children’s and family’s lives.

By valuing the whole child in Jewish learning, inspiring the child to be co-creator of a Judaism that grows and changes through the centuries, and building the capacity of adults and families to partner with children in this endeavor, we develop strong, confident children and families who recognize themselves as powerful change agents in a dynamic Judaism.


We’re Driven By:

  • Long-term, project-based learning inspired by principles from the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, guided by children’s interests and questions
  • Inclusion of Hebrew language as a fundamental component of Jewish living and learning
  • Children, parents, and educators as equal partners in the growth of children’s knowledge, Jewish identity, and engagement in community
  • Respect for individuals and for varied approaches to Jewish living
  • Collaboration with Hyde Park Jewish institutions

Educational Approach

Partnership: What It’s All About At the Jewish Enrichment Center, we partner with children in Jewish exploration. Principles from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and from project-based learning help the Jewish Enrichment Center meet our commitment to partnership. Reggio Emilia is an approach to early childhood education which views every child as powerful, resourceful, and capable of …

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TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE Lead Educator – Jewish Innovation in Education Art Teacher Lead – Jewish Innovation in Education At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children are co-creators of Judaism: full participants in Judaism’s ongoing development. We’ve designed a groundbreaking approach to Jewish children’s learning on Sundays and afterschool that’s gained national attention. Here, children’s questions drive …

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