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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Jewish Early Childhood Education

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Ilene C. Vogelstein; Pearl Beck; Lee M. Hendler; Ruth Pinkenson Feldan; Mirele B. Goldsmith

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.5, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Identity Formation; Community Centers; Pre-schools; Education

Type: Other


This issue of Contact focuses on Jewish early childhood education. Dr. Pearl Beck presents results of a study exploring the reasons families send their children to Jewish preschools and the impact of Jewish preschools on family life. Lee M. Hendler advocates a new commitment of energy, creativity and resources to the field of Jewish early childhood education. Jean Grinspoon discusses the experiencing of forming and operating an independent Jewish preschool, unaffiliated with any denomination or movement. Also included are articles by Saul P. Wachs, Dr. Ruth Pinkenson Feldman, Mirele B. Goldsmith, and Irene C. Vogelstein.