As a person who is passionate about supporting a vibrant, growing and inclusive Jewish community, I have always been interested in investments that help create systemic and lasting impact. The early childhood space is a pivotal inflection point for families, and support of this area in particular can have a lifelong impact on families, as well as on our broader community.
On a personal note, our family recently experienced the Jewish early childhood sector firsthand. When we began searching for an early childhood center, we knew we wanted to send our kids to a loving and warm place where they could be nurtured and supported, helping foster their social and emotional skills. We ultimately chose a preschool that met those requirements—and happened to be Jewish. Although the Jewish focus wasn’t the main driver in our decision, I came to realize that it was the very element made this early childhood center exceptional. I had not set out to find meaning or a deeper connection to Judaism, but somehow, as our son would bring activities and resources home from school, I found a Judaism that was more approachable. I started to get that sense of being part of something larger than myself.
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