The Efshar Project

Powering possibilities for Jewish early childhood education in Colorado.

The Efshar Project was created to build Jewish identity and ensure quality early learning experiences at Jewish ECE Centers.

About Us

In 2008, The Efshar Project (formerly known as the Colorado Jewish ECE Initiative) was created to build Jewish identity through increasing access to high quality professional learning experiences. Today, we have expanded our work and refined our core mission.

We work on behalf of the:
  • 11 Jewish early childhood education centers in the Denver/Boulder community
  • Approximately 200 educators
  • Almost 1000 children
  • 850 families that attend our partner early learning centers and preschools

Latest Announcements

2022-2023 Programs

9/26/22: Just added - you can now view this year's programs offered by The Efshar Project. Read more →

Community Partners

8/9/22: We've updated our Community Partners page to provide even more Early Childhood resources. Read More →

Job Postings

8/9/22: Ganeinu Preschool, Gan Chaya Esther Preschool and The Efshar Project are seeking a shared Business Operations Coordinator. Read More →

About Us

In 2008, The Efshar Project (formerly known as the Colorado Jewish ECE Initiative) was created to build Jewish identity through increasing access to high quality professional learning experiences. Today, we have expanded our work and refined our core mission.

We work on behalf of the:

  • 11 Jewish early childhood education centers in the Denver/Boulder community
  • Approximately 200 educators
  • Almost 1000 children
  • 850 families that attend our partner early learning centers and preschools
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Events & Activities

Visit often for details on events for educators, families, school leaders and more. We hope to see you soon! 

"As a longtime Jewish early childhood educator, I have benefited greatly from personalized professional development support, both through individual and small group learning experiences. The support of The Efshar Project team has helped me gain greater confidence in my abilities and I am now in an Assistant Director role!”
— S. Last
Assistant Director, BMH/BJ Preschool

Read Our Latest Posts

Redefining Leadership

In the early childhood world, we used to think about leadership in terms of qualities such as the …

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A Path to Good Mental Health: Joy and Gratitude, Gratitude and Joy.

We have entered the month of Adar and the Talmud advises us, “Mishenichnas Adar, mar bin b’simcha!” – …

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Educator Spotlight: Chantal Furaha

Chantal Furaha is a lead teacher at the Rabbi Steven Foster Early Learning Center at Temple Emanuel, a place she’s called home since 2007.

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Who is part of The Efshar Project?

Generously Funded by:​

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and generous anonymous donors

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