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“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl

Mark Horowitz

Horowitz directs the programs and services of the Sheva Center, including consultation services and specialists, lab communities, cohort learning groups and learning communities, and cutting-edge practices related to early care and education and family engagement. He joined JCC Association in August 2008.

Horowitz, the founding executive director of the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI), holds a master’s degree in education from SUNY at Buffalo and received ordination and an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He served as the executive director of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo; the director of education and early childhood at Temple Beth Am in Williamsville, New York; assistant professor of religion and fine arts at Canisius College in Buffalo; and as supervisor of student teachers and teacher of sociology of education and field experience, also at SUNY at Buffalo. He is the educational consultant to the New York International Piano Competition and was awarded honorable mention at the 2002 Van Cliburn Foundation’s International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas.

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