In This Edition: New Year, New Opportunities • Reform Pension Board Makes Accessing Information Easy • Introducing JKids Radio • Using Music in the Classroom • A New Way to Gauge Success • Tales of Glitter and Glue


New Year, New Opportunities

Happy New Year! 2021 is finally here! Just like every new year, some things change and some things stay the same. 2020 was a difficult year. Out of almost everything that happened, came some good. I just needed to look for it. [Read more]


New Reform Pension Board Makes Accessing Information Easy

It is important to periodically check your Reform Pension Board account and settings. The new and approved online portal (MyRPB) is so user friendly that even I figured it out. Also, the next Webinar is scheduled for February. [Read more]


Introducing JKids Radio – The Home of Jewish Kids Music

The online JKids Radio brings kid-centric Jewish music, education, and inspiration to families, schools and communities everywhere. [Read more]


Using Music in the Classroom 

When a child is physically engaged in their musical experience, they will have a stronger anchor in creating a permanent memory, even on a subconscious level. [Read more]


A New Way to Gauge Success

Measuring success is more than just answering quantitative questions. While these are important, there are other equally crucial questions that can’t be ignored. We at the URJ suggest that it’s time to rethink traditional measures of success. ­­[Read More]


Tales of Glitter and Glue

I was speaking with a prospective parent, and when I mentioned that I had met my husband in 1986 (don't ask!!), she exclaimed, "Oh my goodness!  That's the year I was born!"

This month's Tales of Glitter and Glue was submitted by Amy Damast, Early Childhood Education & Family Engagement, Temple Sinai in Summit, NJ.


Upcoming Events

Meet Up: Effective Reflective Supervision
Date: Jan 27, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Meet Up: Director Happy Hour- A Tu B'Shevat Seder and Happy Hour
Date: Jan 28, 2021
Time: 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST

RPB: Outlook 2021: The Markets & Economy in the Year Ahead
Date: Feb 4, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm EST

Meet Up: Pandemic Planning: Budgeting in Covid-19: What You Can Do, What You Should Do, and What You Must Do in Order to be Successful
Date: Feb 9, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Meet Up: Assistant Directors' Happy Hour
Date: Feb 11, 2021
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00am EST

Meet Up: Pandemic Planning: Passover
Date: Feb 16, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Meet Up: Happy Hour-Purim
Date: Feb 24, 2021
Time: 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST

Click here for the full ECE-RJ calendar.


Your affiliation with ECE-RJ is so important to our professional network – each member adds something unique to the whole.  
As budgeting time is upon us, the organization wants to help make membership in ECE-RJ as accessible as possible to our new and returning members.  Therefore, the Board is excited to share that membership dues will remain stable for the second year in a row!  CLICK HERE for the FY22 Dues Structure (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022).
If you need support in advocating for a professional membership line item in your budget, please contact ECE-RJ Executive Director, Tricia Ginis, for help. (

ECE-RJ Unite is proud to feature articles written by ECE-RJ members and members of our larger early childhood community. The content is designed to educate and inform members. Publication of an article does not imply endorsement of a product or position. For information on article submission, contact Amy Damast at
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