Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life
Author(s): Mark I. Rosen; Steven B. Nasatir; David Gedzelman
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Children; Identity Formation; Family; Pre-schools
This issue of Contact explores the unique dimensions of new parenthood, early childhood, and the Jewish education of both children and adults. Dr. Mark I. Rosen outlines strategies for success in reaching out to parents on young children. Dr.Steven B. Nasatir and Rabbi David Gedzelman discuss the idea of a "Newborn Gift" which might be given to each Jewish family by the local Jewish community upon the birth of a child. Mark Horowitz, Lesley Koplow, Mark Rosen and Dina Shiner discuss Jewish early childhood education. Also included are articles by Joanna S. Ballantine, Gali Cooks, Diana Ganger, and Candace Percansky.