Fostering Jewish identity, learning, and community by increasing and improving the ways parents, schools, and synagogues engage and educate young children in the celebration of joyful Judaism.
Collaborative learning experiences that model pedagogy, highlight relevant research, and equip participants to implement their learning.
Making meaning, memories, and music through engaging and educational experiences.
Dr. Emily Teck blends her experience and expertise as a Jewish educator, scholar, and musician to design residency weekends with congregations that blend those identities into the facilitation of an experience that offers Jewish education, Jewish scholarship, and Jewish music.
Exploring Tot Shabbat
Dr. Teck’s 2018 doctoral dissertation, Exploring Tot Shabbat: A Study on Tot Shabbat Programs and Their Effect on the Engagement in Jewish Life of Families with Young Children, is a groundbreaking research study that researched and articulated the impact of synagogue services designed for young children and families.
Other Projects by Dr. Emily Teck AKA Miss Emily
“We hired Emily to be the musician-in-residence at a family retreat and she was fantastic. Her energy and enthusiasm come from a wealth of both Judaic and child-centered expertise, and her musical moments were a true highlight of our event. Emily is great to work with, and inspiring to sing with. 10/10 would hire again!”
Director of Year-Round Programs at URJ Greene Family Camp
Emily helped me identify what she called ‘opportunities for growth’ and then I scheduled a follow video-chat consult. She has been able to find relatively simple solutions to what I thought were going to be pretty significant challenges. Our meetings have been far more supportive and enthusiastic than other professional development endeavors I’ve experienced.”
“Emily is quite simply impressive. 🌟 Her depth of knowledge of all things Jewish and early childhood development is immense. Her music presentations are engaging, developmentally appropriate, easy going and so fun. 🎶 She makes every single person in attendance feel welcomed and valued. 😊Thank you for a wonderful positive experience! 💜” – Stephanie Quinto, Parent and Program Participant