Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life
Author(s): Ilene C. Vogelstein; Pearl Beck; Lee M. Hendler; Ruth Pinkenson Feldan; Mirele B. Goldsmith
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Identity Formation; Community Centers; Pre-schools; Education
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.