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Join more than 150 teachers, directors, lay-leaders, and others who support early childhood programs associated with a Jewish organization for a high-level professional development opportunity exploring intentionality in working with families with young children.


What you'll learn

Reflection on principles and best practices of an intentional learning environment

Guidelines regarding developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum content and strategies to use in the classroom

Specific ideas and strategies for purposeful interaction with children

Meaning and mindfulness with respect to purposeful play

Event Schedule

An intentional learning environment is one that fosters activity, feedback and a culture that encourages metacognition, that is, one in which the learner becomes aware of his/her learning process.

Participants will learn to create environments suited for intentional learning and develop a reflective practice.

Tues, 2/18

Pre Kallah Option 1

Intentional Learning: Expand Your Heart and Mind


6:30PM – 7:05PM

Movement and creating musical fun with transition

With Ian Simpson and Shira Kline

7:O5PM – 8:30PM

Breakout Sessions

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Wed, 2/19

Pre Kallah Option 2

Early Education School Visits


9:00AM – 3:30PM

Early Childhood Education Community Visits


2020 ECE-RJ Kallah Dinner & Opening Program

With Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Shira Kline

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Thurs, 2/20

Kallah Day 1


8:00AM – 8:45AM

Kabbalat Hayom: The Shape of Things

With Rick Recht and Shira Kline

9:00AM – 3:00PM

The Shape of Things Sessions

with Rick Recht and Shira Kline

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Questions and Answers Session

with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

8:00PM – 9:300PM

The Masks We Wear

With Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

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Fri, 2/21

Kallah Day 2


8:00AM – 8:45AM

Kabbalat Hayom Living a Life of Intention

With Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Shira Kline

9:00AM – 3:00PM

Living a Life of Intention Sessions

With Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

4:30PM – 9:00PM

Tour of the Shirlee Green Preschool at Temple Shaare Emeth

Prayer Lab and Shabbat Dinner

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Sat, 2/22

Kallah Day 3


9:00AM – 12:00PM

Awakening to Shalom

with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Explore St. Louis

Afternoon on your own to 





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Rick Recht

Presenter and Spiritual Leader

Shira Kline

Presenter and Spiritual Leader

Ian Simpson

Spiritual Leader

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