Register for ECJFE Fall 2018

The Beth El ECJFE Program is facilitated by

Ali Berdass and Dori Gelfman.

Attention First time Parents! Starting Tuesday October 9th our Fall session of ECJFE (Early Childhood Jewish Family Education) class begins. This is a FREE 6-week class that meets Tuesday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm. (10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13) The class is geared towards first time parents and is open to anyone in the Jewish community. You do not need to be a member of Beth El Synagogue to participate. We encourage all parents and babies to attend the classes together. Each class will contain an open forum to discuss “challenges and celebrations” giving you an opportunity to communicate any milestones and/or concerns that are happening regarding your child’s development and your parenting experience. In addition, every week there will be a child development topic discussed with specialists from the community. The class will also incorporate Jewish customs and traditions to enrich your child’s development and your parenting practice.

Dori Gelfman is the mom of two kids Marty who is ten and seven year old Ella. Dori is a nurse specializing in newborn care and reproductive medicine with over 14 years of clinical experience.

Ali Berdass is a mom of three girls, Myra, Annie and Ruthie ages eight, six and four. Ali is an Occupational Therapist with a specialization in pediatrics. Ali worked for Fairview Hospitals for eight and a half years and now stays home to care for her three girls.


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